[ Info ] New Wannasurf : What do you think about ? The layout of Wannasurf has totally changed. Tell us what do you think about on the forum !
Post edited by: admin, at: 2010/05/03 02:15
[ Info ] Wannasurf - Maintenance ! The maintenance is on. We will open wannasurf gradually. Be patient ! :-)
[ Info ] Wannasurf major upgrade Wannasurf will be closed on Saturday 1st, may 2010 (between 2 PM to 6 PM GMT) for maintenance reason.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
[ Info ] Tsunami Warning - Chilie, Peru - whole Pacific bas A magnitude 8.8 earthquake has occurred near Concepcion, Chile early this Saturday morning, February 27, 2010.
Buildings were shaking and blackouts are everywhere, including Chile’s capital of Santiago.
A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and half and setting off a tsunami. Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru, and a less-urgent tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica.
"Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts," the center said.
The U.S. west coast tsunami warning center said it did not expe
Post edited by: admin, at: 2010/02/28 03:16
[ Info ] Google Ocean 1st anniversary showcase Wannasurf highlighted on Google Ocean 1st anniversary showcase. Watch the tour at http://earth.google.com/ocean/showcase/
Google says "A showcase of worldwide surf spots, all data and photos contributed by locals. "
Enjoy! [img size=400]http://www.wannasurf.com/community/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/wannasurf_google_ocean_1st_anniversary_showcase.png[/img]
[ Info ] Wannasurf on Google Earth Wannasurf.com has just open its surf spot database to Google Earth tool. Install Google Earth V5 and launch it. You can zoom in and see the spots. To get more information on each surf spot, click the wave icon. A popup will show the best available picture, GPS information, and a link to the full description of the surf spot.
Wannasurf.com database has 8 000 surf spots but for now, only half of them have a GPS location and are shown on the Google maps. You are welcome to help us adding GPS location to all spots!
Enjoy and contribute!
[ Info ] 8 000 spots ! Wannasurf has now more than 8 000 spots in its database. Thanks for all your contributions.
Post edited by: admin, at: 2009/03/11 20:11
[ Info ] Local Editors wanted As you may (or may not) know - this site is done by a couple of us, in our spare time. Which obviously means we don't have any spare time, and don't surf enough.:(
You may also notice, that if you send in a new spot, update or whatever - it doesn't appear immediately, or sometimes never. We have a backlog of some 11000 surf spots submitted, but not moderated. Now many of these are doubles of existing spots, hoax spots, rubbish tec. - and need to be moderated.
If you know a region(s) or country(s) well, and have some spare time to contribute - send "admin" a PM (if you want to be discrete) or reply to this message - we are going to set up a limited number of local-editor accounts.
[ Info ] Trip maps & your GPS waypoints Hi folks,
Wannasurf now offers two new great features:
- Surf Trip maps: If you have logged surf sessions from surf spots that have GPS coordinates; your surf trip now displays a map with all your logged spots!
- My Surf Spots GPS file: You can download from the "My Surfed Spots" page the GPS waypoints file of your own spots. This includes GPX/PCX5 formats for your GPS device and KML format for Google Earth.
Enjoy and contribute!
[ Info ] Re:Server migration Hi,
The database migration is now completed. We apologize for interruptions that may have occurred these last 3 days.
The next step is now the upgrade of the main web server (which is overloaded) in three weeks...
Enjoy and contribute!
Post edited by: admin, at: 2008/05/07 21:53
[ Info ] Server migration Dear all,
To increase our websites response time, we will migrate this month our web server and database server to two brand new powerful servers.
The database server will be migrated first this week. The websites will be unavailable for a couple of minutes.
[ Info ] Re:facebook map issues???
We had an issue with the appli - which means we had to rebuild and recreate it. If you are using the old appli - this could be the cause of the problem. Try uninstalling it and then installing a new version from
the confiugration (that is, the link between your facebook user profile and your wannasurf.com community profile should be saved even when changing the application.
let us know if this fixes it.
[ Info ] facebook map issues??? i added this application but for the past week have got an error message that wannasurf and facebook are trying to fix some issues...is there an ETA for when i will be able to configure the map as im dying to get it on there!!!
[ Info ] Re:Map your Surfed Spots Hi Folks,
Your 'Surfed Spot List' has now a new column named 'GPS' with an icon:
- A black & white 'antenna' if the spot is already geo-localized (meaning the GPS localization for the spot is set, and this spot is plotted in your Surfed Spot Maps).
- A green 'plus' icon if the spot has NOT been geo-localized yet. In this case, this spot will NOT be plotted on your 'Surfed Spot Map' (Both the world image with red pin, and the interactive Google Map). Just click the 'plus' icon to localize the spot using an interactive Google map.
Once all of your 'Surfed Spot' geolocalized, your maps will display all your Surfed Spots!
Remember you can embed your map into your Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, iGoogle pages... See http://www.wannasurf.com/help/gadgets/index.html for help.
[ Info ] Re:Embed your surfed spot map into Facebook & MySp Hi,
Embedded code for MySpace & Blogger has been updated:
- Your map is now in Jpeg format insted of Png format (10x smaller in size). You need to copy/paste this code again!
- Your map is updated daily so once added to your website, maps will be refreshed the day after you add new surfed spots
Enjoy & contribute!
[ Info ] Re:Wannasurf Facebook invitation we are working on getting the surf-sessions ported to facebook also. In the meantime the good folks there have taken down our profile (sort of fair enough - we didn't read the T+Cs enough - profiles are not for websites - just real people ;-)
so we have asked users to help publicise the facebook surf-spot appli via a facebook group
"Friends of Wannasurf"
[ Info ] Embed your surfed spot map into Facebook & MySpace Hi all,
A new help page is available from http://www.wannasurf.com/help/gadgets/ to help Wanansurfers to add their Surfed Spot Map to Facebook & MySpace social networks.
Enjoy and contribute Wannasurf!
[ Info ] wannasurf on myspace For those of you with Myspace accounts - please link to our new myspace page
- you will soon be able to find some good wannasurf stuff there for your profile pages
[ Info ] Surfed spots map A new surfed spot map is available from your profiles. If your spots are not properly marked, check that all your surfed spots have a GPS location. If not, just add the GPS location using the Google Maps interface. Enjoy and contribute Wannasurf!
[ Info ] Re:Wannasurf Facebook invitation Jool!
I've added my surfed spot map on my Facecebook profile :)
Have a look at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549573002
Could we have our sessions/trips as well?
[ Info ] Wannasurf Facebook invitation
For those of you with Facebook accounts - please link to our new facebook page
- you should find some good stuff there for your profile pages ;-)
including the new map application
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[ Info ] Press Releases Dear all,
A new "Press Releases" tab is available from the top menu. This new section is dedicated to both internal & external press-releases. Contests, International news, Surf culture and environment... Hot: Last news from Quiksilver Pro France....
Surf-business professionals can send press-releases by email to the webmaster at mailto:email@example.com.
Enjoy & contribute Wannasurf.com!
[ Info ] Browse surf spots into Google Earth Dear all,
Wannasurf.com has just open its surf spot database to Google Earth users. Login into the community, then browse Wannasurf.com atlas to a specific location. You will notice a new Google Earth icon with a link to download the Google Earth KML file. Simply click the KML link. If Google Earth is installed, this will open Google Earth and automatically zoom on the corresponding location!
To get more information on each surf spot, click the wave icon. A popup will show the best available picture, GPS information, and a link to the full description of the surf spot.
Wannasurf.com database has 6400 surf spots but for now, only 600 have a GPS location and are shown on the Google maps. You are welcome to help us adding GPS location to all spots!
Enjoy and contribute!
[ Info ] Re:Map your Surfed Spots
there is now a screen-capture demo on the admin blog
[ Info ] Map your Surfed Spots Wannasurf has had some major changes to its structure - most of this is quite unseen - but for those of you in the community, there is one neat function now available - you can make a map of your surfed-spots list. In fact, it will be made for you - but if you want to speed up the process - you will need to ad the googlemap location of your surfed spots to the data-base.
Go to the spot page, scroll down until you see
Help needed GPS coordinates not set !
Use the map selector to add the spot location !
and zoom, pan and click to the location. Bingo - the spot is added.