Submitted by johnruciak on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:14
There seems to be a bug in the system (or perhaps it's a malware injection from a Surf Travel Company) where images of pointbreaks in paradise are being substituted for the local report photos.
Some tips to prevent this happening again:
Look at the photo you're about to upload. Does it contain palm trees? Then stick your head out the window. If its 12C and blowing a gale from the SW, then you've probably got the wrong photo.
It's no bug, the photo upload was intentional by our reporter Maxie (he even wrote: "Photo this morning of Burleigh Heads a month back"). Some of our reporters seem to (occasionally) substitute recent holiday snaps instead of uploading an image of the average conditions in front of them. No harm IMO as long as it's not very often.
:) forgot < / sarcasm >
Ah well there ya go. My sarcasm-ometer is normally pretty good!