Santa Cruz Main Beach video camera bright image

Detailed Description

Two video cameras atop the Dream Inn hotel in Santa Cruz, California overlook the coast in northern Monterey Bay. Camera 1 looks eastward over Santa Cruz Main Beach and boardwalk, shown here. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown below. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are collected by the camera. This bright image shows the brightest pixel values at each location throughout the video, useful for identifying the position of maximum wave run-up on the beach, position of all breaking waves, and sea-state.

Operator

Shawn Harrison