Photography Submission Policy and Conditions

Any photography submitted must be sent by the copyright owner of the image (the photographer). We will add a photo credit to any photos requesting us to do so. By sending photos to Surfwater you are granting us license to use the photo on the website, you will retain ownership of the copyright. We are not responsible for any breaches of copyright that result from your photo being published on our website. We retain the right to refuse this service to anyone.

Terms and Conditions

Surfwater does NOT own the copyright to the webcams, NOAA data, forecast graphics, satellite imagery, tide charts, or moon phases which are incorporated into the Surf Report page, and we sincerely thanks the continued usage from the organizations whom own copyright of the material. The Surfwater copyright applies to our Identity, Design, Layout, Text, Publicity Material, Coding, and everything else unless otherwise noted here.

Buoy Data is public domain, provided “as is” from NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center. We do not own the data, and are not endorsed or affiliated with NOAA/NWS. Please pay special attention to the date & time of the data being displayed. Neither Surfwater nor the owners of the data and imagery are liable for your use or misuse of the content, you assume the entire risk.

National Weather Service (and Surfwater) disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NWS (or Surfwater) be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Any communication or material received by Surfwater (the “Communications”), including but not limited to data, comments, or suggestions, is non-confidential and non-proprietary. All Communications become the sole property of Surfwater is under no obligation to provide compensation. The Communications may be used by Surfwater for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, publication, and posting.

Neither Surfwater nor any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Website is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of access to or use of the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Surfwater DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

Users of the Website agree to indemnify, defend and hold Surfwater, and employees harmless from all claims, causes, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to the user’s violation of these terms and conditions.