I have been thinking about putting up and Surf cam but am having a hard time finding sorfware or and info on equipment needed to start it . Does anyone know anyone who runs one and what they are using
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Apr 2, 2011, 04:22 AM #1
Apr 2, 2011, 04:30 AM #2Senior Member
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you could probably youtube that kind of stuff.
Apr 2, 2011, 04:31 AM #3
Apr 2, 2011, 04:34 AM #4
Make sure you install it in a safe/protected area, otherwise some locals will have a field day with destroying it. 1 month ago, Surfline added a cam to a very local spot in my neighborhood. The thing lasted less than 48 hours... It was removed, without the authority of its owner.
Apr 2, 2011, 04:38 AM #5
Apr 2, 2011, 04:48 AM #6
The one in my neighborhood is on top of a hotel roof. Locked up and weatherproof. I know the guy that runs the hotel. I plan on surfing down there tomorrow, if I see him, I will ask him what the specs are for the hardware/software... He has a sick setup. Waterproof, adjustable. Users can move the cam... Each user gets a 30 second crack at it, so aside from the perves who are zooming in on as$es its a pretty good cam.... It zooms WAAAAY in... When i surf down there, the wife will pull up the feed from home and check it out. She can zoom right in on me.
its a pretty good cam....
Apr 2, 2011, 04:51 AM #7
Sweet let me know that would be awsome I just wanna get a basic cam set up i was thinking a Go Pro Cam in a tri pod or some mount would work
Apr 2, 2011, 05:10 AM #8Senior Member
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Matt,i hope not CM,please! i prefer the one at the cove that tricks people
Apr 2, 2011, 06:29 AM #9Member
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Apr 2, 2011, 07:43 AM #10
They were more mad about a spot check map that i made and published at the time, naming every spot from LJ to IB with dozens of spots that are not on a surf map.... The map was worse than the webcam... both came down immediately, now we are all one big happy family again. I still have a copy of "The Map" and I share it with close friends who visit. There are 10 spots on sunset cliffs alone that are not on any map, anywhere, online or otherwise... except my "now private" map =P. It has tide info, island blockage info. Exact swell angles that each spot likes... step by step instructions on where the channels are... Literally an idiots guide to surfing the area.
So for real, Matt, what I "might" recommend to you, is that you make a "private" web cam... And you can distribute the link to guys you know and trust. Guys who are winter warriors etc... The guys who you want looking... Have it password protected... That way its like having the "key to black's beach's gate".... Only a select few have access to it.
I will never go the public webcam route again.... It is GREAT to compile info, have feeds for real surfers who are trying to get wet when its good... But my vote would be keep that sh** private! For your own sake and for all your buddies on here... The backlash is not worth it at all.