It seems that there’s something almost mesmerising about being able to watch the surf on a distant beach, knowing that what is being watched is not some recording but is actually happening right now. Enthusiastic visitors to the CheckItLive site CheckItLive speak about their fascination with checking out the size of the waves each day and the thrill of watching the surfers. Some use it to dream about their holidays to come, others, sometimes from the other side of the world, talk about the joy of being able to revisit favourite places. Some, it seems, even use it to check on their children in the surf and on the beach!
Comments have included:
“Everyday I pay a visit to my homeland to visit the surf”
“It gives me great pleasure in watching the breakers”
“I can’t tell you how often I have sat and stared at this webcam wishing to God that I was there instead of stuck in the office in Birmingham”
“I can watch the webcam every day and feel close to them (my two sons)…if they go to the beach”.
The most visited video stream is the one from Fistral Beach in Cornwall, the most popular surf beach in Britain and the location for many international surfing competitions. However, the CheckItLive site contains streams from many other surf beaches around the south west of the country, each with their own character and often stunning views.