Surfchex working for you??

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ClemsonSurf, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    its been down for a while for my beaches. I checked a couple other locations and it didn’t seems to work either.
  2. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    I preface this by saying I’m an uninformed idiot by choice - so what’s surfchex? Is it surf cams on the site?
    We actually have that up here and the cams are great to double check an often wonky forecast - the the guy decided he was going to start charging for it and does stills only now every 6hrs. The site used to get 4-5000 hits a day, and now I’m betting it’s down a bit.
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  3. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Yeah i don't know what that is.

    But speaking of cams, surfline don't have cams no more unless you have a membership? Or am i missing somthing?

    I don't use cams anyway. Im old fashion and just drive down. There's only one way to know, and that's to go.
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  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I still have access to their cams on the iPhone app. I don’t check their regular website much these days.
  5. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I used to check surfchex squan cam but no worky anymore
  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I like it cause you can switch between cams efficiently
  7. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    It’s a cackalak site that has cams linked directly too it. Check it out, it’s fun
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  8. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Some of the Surfline cams - the more popular ones, I presume - have become "Premium Only" cams, and you must pay/subscribe to use them. In VB, this recently happened to the 1st Street Jetty and the 1st Street Jetty to Pier cams.
  9. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    surfchex cams have gone down from time to time for like 3-4 days. but yea, been almost two weeks. the good news is that the beaches close by (?) like Carolina Beach are working. so ya know the site's not going down completely
  10. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Gotcha. I check the long beach cam sometimes. It's a bit further from my local but gives me a rough idea if im planning a after work sesh. Still go and check it in person regardless but noticed i had to pay for it recently. No need to pay as i don't really use it but was curious as to why the change.
  11. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    My local SurfChex is working perfectly.

    However, with the cooler weather all the scantily clad is missing from the beach. This is a problem.
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  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    i like checking it with a hot cocoa or coffee in hand. with the cam going and reading the morning surf report. makes ya feel good n somewhat important
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  13. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    Yeah, I saw this the other day and almost started a thread about it. Not only did they go premium with the more popular cams, but now they also want you to pay for buoy it "proprietary buoy data" that is some horse squeeze. I also remember reading on the surfer bb that sean collins tried to get noaa to limit the public's access to buoy data back in the early days of the interwebs too. Bunch of greedy a$$ bastards. I don't mind paying so I can have access to their live streaming network of cams around the world, but lying about access to publicly available data is beyond douchey imo
  14. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Ok we’re seeing the same things.

    I have a feeling ol Barry would not like this thread. Something like, “back in our day we loaded the mule and rode for hours just to check the surf.”
  15. JawnDoeski

    JawnDoeski Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    Oh Clemson surfer the real Barry was the second poster in this here tread or thread

    Are you and DSUP in the same boat exchanging personal emails with a fictional character from a surf predictin' website

    DSUP swears on his wife Barry is real you know he has his email address
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  16. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    surfchex says they're working on the fix and "shouldn't be too much longer"
  17. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    X-ray level one cams would be fantastic ... everyone would be nude hahahaha
  18. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Folly Beach North Pier working
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  19. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Their Manasquan cam was/has been down for like, ever. I can get on my bicycle and ride down there to check it out in person in the time it takes to load. Or just hit the surfers view or Surfline, but it’s out on the surfers view a lot, too.
  20. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Wheatchex rice Chex. Checkilslavakian?
    Spelled it that way on porpoise