A few companies have successfully been able to capitalize on the emerging market of surf forecasting, of which often entails access to hd webcams of select, popular locations. After paying for a surfline.com premium membership for a lenghty period of time, I realized that by utilizing a variety of raw-data-collecting governmental organizations like NOAA's National Data Bouy Center (NDBC) you can both forecast and observe in real time (eg. a webcam) a specific spot in a more precise manner than with a large forecasting website. These websites commonly merge and average data from raw sources and plug it back into a user-friendly interactive presentation.
Monterey Bay: Monterey buoy OR Pt. Sur buoy.
San Luis Obispo County: Diablo Canyon Buoy
An eclectic and heavy collection of photos + videos.