August 10, 2016

Surfing in Israel is an all-year activity thanks to beautiful weather most of the time. But catching the best waves has always been a hit-or-miss proposition.

Now, Surfline –the official forecaster of the World Surf League — has added four new HD cameras along the shoreline to help Israeli surfers and visitors score more waves.

Surfline is a US company dedicated to helping surfers catch the best waves. It has more than 200 live cameras set up at the world’s prime surfing spots.

In January, the company entered the Middle East market via Israel with forecasting tools for its popular Surfline App.

“Some may not be familiar with Israel’s surf scene, or even that the country has surf to offer, but many surf-travelers have come across surf-stoked Israelis in random corners of the world, far from the tumultuous Middle East,” Surfline announced on its website.

“Israel is well suited to receive some of the best surf that the Mediterranean Sea can offer, with a 170-mile coastline facing a potential fetch that extends 1200nm west to Italy and Tunisia. Low pressure storms tracking eastwards across Eurasia, especially during winter, build windswell that can take one to three days to arrive, allowing time for conditions to improve behind passing lows and fronts and before the windswell drops out. During the winter season (December-March), about a third of the days see surf at or above 4ft at 6secs — that’s at least on par, if not better than Virginia Beach over the same months (and warmer too!).”

In July, Surfline added four HD live cameras along Israel’s coast from Haifa to Tel Aviv at the Kadarim, Gazebo, Herzliya Marina and Dolphinarium beaches.

The World Surf League held the Pro Netanya in Israel in January.

If you’re not a surfer and just want to ogle beachgoers, earlier this year Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality launched a nonstop live-streaming website featuring the city’s famous beaches.

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