sonoran-sky-live-cameraThe Sonoran Sky Live Camera has become a very popular site for people who want to “feel” like they are at the beach, even if they are stuck behind their desk at work. It is also very useful for seeing how busy the beach is in front of the Sonoran Sky Resort, or checking out the Tiki Bar to see if you want to head over for happy hour. How about checking the tide line to see if you want to head out shell hunting or tide-pool exploring? Seems better than looking at a boring ol’ tide chart, no?

It is online and live 24/7 so you can check it at any time. But, did you know that there is another, maybe even more practical use for checking out our live feed? See the yellow flag in upper left hand corner of the photo above? That flag indicates the wind and wave situation at any given time. In this photo, the flag is yellow, which means that mariners need to take precautions if out on the water. See the whitecaps out there? The ocean is rough and not suitable for small watercraft or inexperienced captains.

When the flag is green, all is clear to go out and enjoy yourselves. Yellow is caution and red, of course, means that you need to stay on dry land. Conditions change quickly and sometimes it looks better from shore than it really is so by checking this site (or checking with the Port Captain) you can see whether you should head out or not. Of course, I should add a disclaimer not to rely solely on this flag system and to use your own discretion based on conditions, type of craft, and your level of experience.

If you haven’t yet bookmarked the Sonoran Sky Live Camera site, make sure to do so now. You can find it on our website, under the “media” tab at the top of the page. You can also just save the direct link to the camera. Here it is:

This article is brought to you by the Sonoran Resorts Sales Team,, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales and Marketing.