Web Cams reversed today

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sledgedog started the topic in Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 7:55am

Was nearly going to point out to you guys this morning that something didn't seem quite right with the Middleton Surf Cam ,swell seemed to becoming in from a strange angle?Then it dawned on me what the date was & that all the cams were the same.Betcha it caught a few people out

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 8:21am

Been a funny morning reading the comments on Facebook.

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surfbaliguy commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 8:26am

April Fools Day Cams - Ha Ha

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johnruciak commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 9:31am

got me

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 9:37am

"April Fools #1 Classic" Swellnet!
For next trick watch old salt drag in his 'swellnet' to feed us all Wave of the Day!

Goofs are trippin' out in neighbour's line-ups [WRONG WAY] Oh Shit...Sorry Dude!

Swellnet grom "it's allfronttobacksidedownupunder!"[Teacher~Gone Surfin] "Siss!"

Huey jealously salutes deadset legendary April Fools Day pranksters Swellnet!

tenllews ot yad eht fo evaw sdnes yeuH ~~~^~~~~/`~~~~/(`~~~~/(C...[Ben )

Happy April Fools Day swellnetonians.

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 10:03am

Well, there goes my morning - replying to the dozens and dozens of people who have emailed to let me know that there's a problem with the surfcams today.

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sledgedog commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 10:53am

Should have told them that due to a previously unknown worm hole that the earth had just passed through, we are now living in a parallel universe, hence the reversed images!!!And to vontact NASA for further updates!!!!!

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 10:59am

And we have a winner!

Come on down Ryan (last name withheld), whom I just had a robust email exchange with:

Ryan: "you have the dBah cam around the wrong way, might want to fix it"
Me: "What's the date?"
Ryan: "Today. Since you set up Jeep dash"
Me: "What's the date?"
Ryan: "Today’s date??"
Me: "Yes, what is today's date?"
Ryan: "Sorry April 1st. You guys taking the piss?"

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Al Wiese commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:02am

Oh Oh Oh, Ah Ah Ah,
Yes got me too!!!!

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Bnkref commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:29am

Does that say something about the intelligence of the members on here?!

Full disclosure: you had me a bit perplexed with the Byron cam when I woke up this morning and was looking at it half-asleep.

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:34am

Sorry Ryan, your crown has been stripped.

Just finished an email exchange with Greg in Perth, who is our new winner:

Greg: "Full Screen Scarborough Beach surf cam is reversed in full screen mode. also, what is that annoying jeep cam"

Me: "What's the date?"

Greg: "date is today. Is only full screen mode. lastest version of firefox. I checked margaret river to and that is the same"

Greg: (screenshot of cam, confirming date)


Me: "What's the date?"

Greg: "01, march 8.14 am"

Greg: "actually, its in normal mode too."

Me: "Sorry, what was the date?"

Greg: "the live surf cam right now is reversed. I am looking at it as i type this. I am using firefox on a pc."

Me: "Greg, what's today's date?"

Greg: "haha. im not a mystic."

Me: "Greg, can you please confirm today's date for me?"

Greg: "1st of april"

Me: "Well done!"

Greg: "cheers man. hopefully that annoying jeep will be gone tomorrow. enjoy your day."

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Craig commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:46am

Haha oh God.

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Geereg commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:59am

As a south east Qld goofy foot this has been a revelation!!

Gg

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surfstarved commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:10pm

Been a while since I last saw that nice little right breaking into Middleton Bay like that. Like checking the surf in the rear view mirror.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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thermalben commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:29pm

Social Media commentary has taken the cake though. 

We reversed our Byron Bay surfcam, announced it on Facebook as a brand new surfcam "remote lefthand point in NSW that looks a lot like The Pass at Byron, but it ain't", and then got abused for exposing secret spots.