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Offline prokhk

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Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« on: June 01, 2018, 12:59:32 AM »
I don't know if this is the right forum to post this in, but I have a tip to get an idea of what water conditions can be like in more populated areas. People often post videos of the ocean on their snapchat stories and make them public. Going on the snapmap and looking at people's stories that happen right along the water can sometimes give you an idea of what conditions are like. As an example even though the Monterey bay aquarium is a no-go zone for spearfishing, people post a lot of stories there and it can give you a good idea of what the water looks like in that area.


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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 10:56:00 AM »
There are around 10 live cams in the monterey area including pebble beach. I just went looking for the post that lists them all but can't find it. Google searching live cam in monterey (has a few at the aquarium and a few at pebble beach on the 17th and 18th holes)
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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 12:15:26 PM »
Surfline is also a good app to have. I\'m an avid surfer and use it regularly. Live web cams, wave heights, water temp, forecasts. The whole nine yards

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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 12:26:45 PM »
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SECTION OF THE WEB SITE
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Offline prokhk

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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 02:45:54 PM »
I know about the webcams, I just thought that its always good to have more sources to check so I thought I'd share something that I've used in the past

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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 04:27:55 PM »
If it works for you then use it.  I hate Facebook so will never use it.  Probably won\'t use another App.  So my best source for visibility is other divers in different areas who use Instagram. 

Here is an example of when not to make the drive: 




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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 04:58:08 PM »
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SECTION OF THE WEB SITE
http://norcalunderwaterhunters.com/forum/index.php?board=38.0

This is exactly what I was referring to. For some reason I thought I saw the list on NCKA.
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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
If it works for you then use it.  I hate Facebook so will never use it.  Probably won\'t use another App.  So my best source for visibility is other divers in different areas who use Instagram. 

Here is an example of when not to make the drive: 



Meh, you can still see the flopper on the spear ;D 

Yeah that looks like soup swimming, no fun.

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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 09:44:47 PM »
Im gunna be honest and say ive tried clicking on the snapchat map up and down the coast and never had luck .

If you follow certain people on facebook and instagram you can figure out conditions a lot of the times if the ocean is predicted to be flat.  (this one guy always post the best secret spots also)

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Re: Use Snapchat to check conditions!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 02:21:14 AM »
(this one guy always post the best secret spots also)


And another will always give good visibility reports for Sonoma. 

 

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