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Surfline Cams - pay only now
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:36:24 PM »
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  • https://www.surfline.com/surf-news/know-go-2-0/29214


    Well that sucks, how am I going to feel terrible at work now?

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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 04:54:33 PM »
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  • Find yourself a student / .edu account and sign up for premium for half price. Personally that’s some of the best $37 I spend all YEAR, and the cheapest thing i buy for surfing all year including potentially a year of wax.


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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 07:15:06 PM »
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    Benny, go home.

    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 08:04:01 PM »
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  • Pay only? Not... free cams still free. I don’t need to watch 8 hours of rewind to see me as a spec fighting 12 other guys for a wave only to be dropped in on by an apparent “blind” surfer who says “sorry, I didn’t see you”.

    And anyways... most all my spots are cam free to begin with


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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 09:13:36 PM »
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    Benny, go home.

    My home is spitting distance from the spot I surf, doesn't mean I don't use the cameras to judge if I should bother cutting out on work.

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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 09:16:10 PM »
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  • Pay only? Not... free cams still free. I don’t need to watch 8 hours of rewind to see me as a spec fighting 12 other guys for a wave only to be dropped in on by an apparent “blind” surfer who says “sorry, I didn’t see you”.

    And anyways... most all my spots are cam free to begin with

    The majority of people who are still on this board are based in LB, the 2 primary LB cams are now behind pay walls. Has absolutely nothing to do with if you surf those spots specifically, but they are absolutely good indicators for most other LB spots.

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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 09:05:31 AM »
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  • I stand corrected... this AM as I went to poke around some of the cameras... they are only available on Premium...


    So when I posted my comment they WERE still available... They probably have some lower quality stuff out there.. just have to find it...


    and there is at least one other site that has free LB, NSSS cameras




    AND... I stand corrected AGAIN... There are SOME free cams available. they just moved a few into their Premium Tier. Just look for the icons without the little Premium logo thingee
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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 05:51:29 PM »
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  • Surfline is just shooting itself in the foot at this stage.  There are so many free surf cameras on the web at this stage that forcing people to pay to use the Surfline cams and forecasting is doing little more than chasing people away from their website.


    Between the free cameras all over the web, great surf forecasting via Windy.com and all of the surf content on Instagram and Facebook, Surfline is becoming more and more irrelevant all the time.  I use to be on Surfline several times a day looking at cams and content but these days I rarely use their site at all even though I have full access to the Premium side.


    In my town there is a website that boasts of having 87 live cameras in our little town.  A third of them point at the ocean.  Several are very good.  Is there anything we can do to make them go away?


    http://attheshore.com/livecam-gardens-plaza-skycam#sponsorad

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    Re: Surfline Cams - pay only now
    « Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 12:11:58 PM »
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  • Split an annual log-in with a few friends and just call it a day. Not perfect, but it serves all my needs in one place.