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Northern Hemisphere
(Arranged in sequence from north to south, east to west, offshore to nearshore).

Current Observations Swell Forecast
Buoy Number Buoy Name Primary Observation Secondary Observation Spectral Density of Current Observation 6 hr Hindcast & 180 hr Forecast
(NOAA OMB)
CANADA
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map  
44138 SW Grand Banks Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
Hurricane
44139 Banqureau Buoy NDBC Met    
44141 Laurentian Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
Hurricane
44137 East Scotia Slope Buoy NDBC Met    
44142 La Have Bank Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
Hurricane
44251 Nickerson Bank NDBC Met    
44258 Halifax Harbor NDBC Met    
44255 NE Burgeo Bank NDBC Met    
BRITISH ISLES
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map  
64045 K5 Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62106 RARH Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62105 K4 Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62108 K3 Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62081 K2 Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62029 K1 Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
62163 Brittany Buoy NDBC Met   Forecast
Nearshore  
03007 Muckle Holm NDBC Met    
03014 Foula NDBC Met    
03010 Sole Skerry NDBC Met    
03011 North Rona NDBC Met    
62305 Greenwich Lightship

NDBC

Met

   
62107 Seven Stones Buoy NDBC Met    
62103 Channel Buoy NDBC Met    
NE US COAST
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map    
44011 Georges Bank Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
44008 Nantucket Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
Nearshore  
44005 Gulf of Maine Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
MDRM1 Mt Desert Rock, ME NDBC      
MISM1 Matinicus Rock, ME NDBC      
44007 Portland Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
IOSN3 Isle of Shoals, NH NDBC      
44013 Boston Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
BUZM3 Buzzards Bay, MA NDBC      
44025 Long Island NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
ALSN6 Ambrose Light, NY NDBC      
SE US COAST
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map North
& South
   
44004 Hotel Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
41001 East Hatteras Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
41002 South Hatteras Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
41010 Canaveral East Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
Nearshore  
44009 Deleware Bay Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
44014 Viriginia Beach Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
CHLV2 Chesapeake Light, VA NDBC      
DUCN7 Duck Pier, NC NDBC      
DSLN7 Diamond Shoals, NC NDBC     Forecast
Hurricane
CLKN7 Cape Lookout, NC NDBC      
FPSN7 Frying Pan Shoals, NC NDBC     Forecast
Hurricane
41004 Edisto Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
SPAG1 US Navy Tower R2 NDBC      
41008 Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
41012 St Augustine Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
SAUF1 St Augustine, Fla NDBC      
41009 Canaveral Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
LKWF1 Lake Worth, Fla NDBC      
SPGF1 Settlement Pt GBI NDBC      
GULF OF MEXICO
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map East
& West
   
42003 Eastern Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
42054 East Gulf

NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens

 
42041 North Mid Gulf

NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens

 
42001 Middle Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
42002 Western Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
Nearshore  
VENF1 Venice, Fla NDBC      
42036 West Tampa Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
CDRF1 Cedar Key, Fla NDBC      
KTNF1 Keaton Beach, Fla NDBC      
42039 Pensacola South Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
CSBF1 Cape San Blas, Fla NDBC      
42040 Mobile South Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
DPIA1 Dauphin Island, Fla NDBC      
42007 OPT Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
BURL1 Southwest Pass, LA NDBC      
GDIL1 Grand Isle, LA NDBC      
SRST2 Sabine, TX NDBC      
42035 Galveston Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
42019 Lanelle Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
PTAT2 Port Aransas, TX NDBC      
42020 Eileen Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Hurricane
PUERTO RICO
  North (19.00N - 66.50W)      

Forecast

  South (17.50N - 66.50W)      

Forecast

LESSER ANTILLES
41100 Lesser Antilles Buoy NDBC      
  TPC20 (15.0 N - 55.0 W)       Forecast
Hurricane
BRAZIL
  Peter Paul (1.00N - 30.00W)      

Forecast

  Amazon (3.00N - 47.50W)      

Forecast

  Fortaleza (3.00S - 36.25W)      

Forecast

  Recife (8.00S - 32.50W)      

Forecast

  Salvador (13.00S - 36.25W)      

Forecast

  Campos (21.00S - 38.75W)      

Forecast

  Santos (25.00S - 43.75W)      

Forecast

  Floripa (28.00S - 46.25W)      

Forecast

  Rio Grande (32.00S - 48.75W)      

Forecast

SOUTH AFRICA
  Agulhas Fa (34.97S - 22.17E)      

Forecast

 

  • NDBC = National Data Buoy Center - Primary Source for Wave and Wind Observations
  • Wave Met = Links to the NDBC FTP server which is often up when the prime web server is down.
    Two links provided: One to detailed 'Wave' data, the other to 'Meteorlogical' data (including Significant Sea heights). Heights are in meters, Time in GMT/UTC. Field descriptions can be found here: Wave Met
  • Spec Dens = Links to the National Data Buoy Center. Dispalys the amount of energy in each spectral band by period.
  • Buoy Forecast is from the Wavewatch III Wave Model courtesy of NOAA OMB.
    Tabular display tracks up to 6 swells as they converge on any buoy simultaneously. Identifies Significant Wave Height, Swell Height, Period and Direction hourly for the previous 12 hours and 72 hours into the future. Wherever possible, the Regional Model is used to increase accuracy. Heights are in meters, Period in seconds. Direction indicates where the swell is heading. Add or substract 180 degrees to calcuate where it came from.

 

Backup Links

National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) This site has great detail for International and US buoys.

Hourly Buoy Reports (Penn State)  Reports Significant Seas only. (Seas measurements in meters.  Multiply by 3.28084 to convert to feet)
Atlantic Ocean:  West, Central, East, Gulf of Mexico 

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