I’m pleased to officially announce that Eyeball has become part of the Surfline family – and today we celebrate with some great surf, sunshine and the addition of 9 new camera locations!
Both Surfline and Eyeball websites now offer surfers in the United Kingdom access to 15 live HD surf cameras, providing extensive coverage across the Cornish, Devon, Dorset and South Wales coastlines. Surfline plans to add additional cameras, reports and forecasts at popular UK surf breaks throughout 2016.
As the official forecaster for the World Surf League Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour, Surfline will provide an unrivalled set of tools to help UK surfers know before they go, including a team of expert forecasters, proprietary wave modelling and forecasting technology and over 35 years of experience.
Of course, I’ll still be the man on the ground to provide a human touch to forecasts and the all-important eyeball report!
I’ve been reporting on surf conditions in the UK since 1987, when local surfers would call in for a verbal update on conditions. Eyeball actually followed Surfline’s 976-SURF pay-per-call model, before shifting online with the dawn of the internet.
In that time I’ve checked the surf a heck of a lot and since 1987 a lot has changed! From picking up the phone and looking out of the window of my old beachside Woolacombe hotel to provide the very first Eyeball reports; to the introduction of live streaming cams, the mission the whole time has been the same – to give surfers the info they need to get the best waves!
Now, Surfline’s involvement means we can take our biggest stride forward to date. I couldn’t be more excited to tap into their 30+ years of experience and technical expertise to extend our camera network beyond North Devon and offer UK surfers the best service out there.
I hope that you enjoy the new cams, enjoy today’s sunshine and that we can keep on helping you to catch good waves!