Victorian Webcams

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surfeng started the topic in Monday, 12 Sep 2011 at 12:48am

Hi Guys,

When are all the Victorian webcams expected to be operating again? I can only get a picture from the Portsea cam.

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thermalben commented Monday, 12 Sep 2011 at 1:05am

We've got replacement surfcams for all locations slated to be installed next week. Including a new surfcam in Torquay!

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 at 4:05am

OK - the replacement Vicco surfcams (including a brand new location!) have been configured and are enroute to Victoria. They'll be installed early next week.

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thermalben commented Friday, 7 Oct 2011 at 6:01am

Two of the new Victorian surfcams have been installed (Flinders, Portsea). The two remaining surfcams (Lorne, 13th Beach) will be re-installed next week - plus a brand new surfcam at Torquay!

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floyd commented Friday, 7 Oct 2011 at 9:58am

Flinders has several reef breaks.

All bar one have very defined (small) peaks meaning with only a hand full of surfers out in the water your surf will be crowded. The last (a left) has a larger take off zone.

Rarely do any of these breaks fire to anything like a high standard - they don't compare to breaks elsewhere on the Mornington Peninsula or elsewhere in Victoria. On days when they do fire expect 2 or 3 times as many people than normal in the water and most will have the place wired.

Its sharky.

Its a developers gold mine with shops and apartments aplenty in the main street with more planned. It has 4 coffee shops, a real estate office and several art galleries.

Since Eastlink the place is crowded on most days with surfers and /or oldies driving 20 kms below the speed limit "out for a drive". Then there are the mums in their soft roaders. Expect more traffic when the Eastlink extension is finished next year.

Not sure why Swellnet needs a cam there, anyway, if the surf is crap you can always buy a $4.80 take away coffee for the trip home.

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thermalben commented Friday, 21 Oct 2011 at 12:15pm

Had a few hiccups with the last three Vic locations - but Lorne went in today, and it's looking great. 13th Beach is being upgraded Tuesday and Torquay will be installed Monday or Wednesday.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 at 5:48am

OK! All of our Victorian surfcams have been upgraded, and we've just launched a brand new cam at Torquay: http://www.swellnet.com.au/surfcams/torquay

Hope y'all enjoy the streaming quality - we're really stoked with the new cams.