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Pacific Ocean Buoys

This page provides links to every buoy in the Pacific Ocean and links to custom buoy related tools.

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Overview Buoy Pages

Western US Combined Current Buoy Wave Height Summary Java List (Scripps Research Institute)
California Summary Map (Scripps Research Institute)
Northern California Summary Map (Scripps Research Institute)
Southern California Summary Map (Scripps Research Institute)
Hawaii Summary Map (Scripps Research Institute)
CDIP Buoy Summary Report (CDIP)
Southeastern Australia/New South Wales Current Buoy Data (Manly Hydraulics Lab)
Queensland Buoys (Environmental Protection Agency)

 

Northern Hemisphere Individual Buoys
(Arranged in 'offshore hit order' sequence from north to south)

Current Observations Swell Forecast
Buoy Number Buoy Name Primary Observation Secondary Observation Spectral Density of Current Observation 6 hr Hindcast to 180 hr Forecast
(NOAA OMB)
ALASKA
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map    
46072 Central Aleutians NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
46066 South Aleutian NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
46001 Gulf of Alaska NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
Nearshore  
46060 N. Prince William Sound NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
46061 Prince William Sound NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
46083 Fairweather Grounds NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46084 Sitka Sound NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
HAWAII
North Shore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map    
51001 NW Hawaii NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
51003 Western Hawaii NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
106 Waimea Bay
(9 Band)
SRI SOEST Spectra  
098 Mokapu Pt
(9 Band)
SRI      
  Oahu (21.50N - 158.00W)      

North Forecast

CANADA
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map 1
Buoy Map 2
 
46184 N. Nomad NDBC Met   Forecast
46004 Middle Nomad NDBC Met   Forecast
46036 South Nomad NDBC Met   Forecast
Regional
Nearshore  
46205 W Dixon Entrance NDBC Met   Regional
46208 West Moresby NDBC Met   Regional
46147 South Moresby NDBC Met    
46207 East Dellwood NDBC Met   Regional
46132 South Brooks NDBC Met   Regional
46206 La Perouse Bank NDBC Met   Regional
US NW COAST
Well Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map 1    
46006 South Papa NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
Middle
46005 Washington NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
46002 Oregon NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
Nearshore  
46087 Neah Bay NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
TTIW1 Tatoosh Island NDBC      
DESW1 Destruction Island NDBC      
46041 Central Elizabeth NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46029 Columbia River Bar NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
036 Grays Harbour
(9 Band)
SRI      
46050 Stonewall Bank NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
NWP03 Newport Island NDBC      
CAR03 Cape Arago NDBC      
NORTH & CENTRAL CA
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Map 1 North
&
South
   
46059 California NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
Nearshore  
46027 St Georges NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46022 Eel River NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46030 Blunts Reef NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
  Cape Mendocino      
46014 Point Arena NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
PTAC1 Point Arena NDBC      
46013 Bodega Bay NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
029 Pt Reyes
(9 Band)
SRI CDIP  
46026 San Francisco NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46012 Half Moon Bay NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46042 Monterey Bay NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46028 Central San Martin NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46062 Pt San Luis NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
076 Diablo Canyon
(9 Band)
SRI      
46011 Santa Maria NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46023 Point Arguello NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
PTGC1 Point Arguello NDBC      
46063 Pt Conception NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
071 Harvest
(9 Band)
SRI CDIP    
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map 1    
46025 Catalina RDG NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46047 Tanner Banks NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens
Regional
Nearshore  
107 Goleta Pt
(9 Band)
SRI      
111 Anacapa Passage SRI      
46054 Santa Barbara W NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
46053 Santa Barbara E NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Regional
102 Pt Dume
(9 Band)
SRI      
105 Malibu
(9 Band)
SRI      
46045 Redondo Beach NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens  
092 San Pedro
(9 Band)
SRI      
028 Santa Monica
(9 Band)
SRI      
096 Dana Point
(9 Band)
SRI      
045 Oceanside
(9 Band)
SRI      
100 Torrey Pines Outer (9 Band) SRI      
101 Torrey Pines Inner
(9 Band)
SRI      
073 Scripps Pier
(9 Band)
       
046 Pt. La Jolla (Wind)        
095 Pt. La Jolla
(9 Band)
SRI     Regional
091 Pt. Loma
(9 Band)
SRI      
HAWAII
S Shore
(See N. Hawaii North Shore for buoy map)
51004 Southeast Hawaii NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
51002 Southwest Hawaii NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Regional
  Oahu (21.50N - 158.00W)      

South Forecast

SOUTHWEST TROPICAL PACIFIC (See N. Hawaii North Shore for buoy map)
51028 Christmas Island NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
  Pago Pago (14.30S - 170.70W)      

Forecast

NORTHWEST TROPICAL PACIFIC
  Guam (13.40N - 144.80E)       Forecast
  Siapan (15.10N - 145.50E)       Forecast
  Majuro (7.30N - 171.30E)      

Forecast

  Wake (19.50N - 166.50E)      

Forecast

JAPAN
21004 (28.90N - 134.90E)       Forecast
21001 (28.10N - 126.30E)       Forecast

 

  • SRI = Links to the Scripps Research Institute (SRI) data server for 9 band Directional Spectra
  • CDIP = Links to the Coastal Data Information Program data server for Directional Spectra
  • 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.

 

Southern Hemisphere Individual Buoys
Arranged in 'hit order' sequence from north to south.

East Australian Buoys
Byron Bay
Coffs Harbour
Crowdy Head
Sydney
Port Kembla
Batemans Bay
Eden
All buoys on one plot

Northeast Australian Buoys (Queensland)
Cairns
Weipa
Townsville
Macay
Hay Point
Emu Park
Mooloolaba
Moreton Bay
Brisbane
Gold Coast
Tweed River
Caloundra

 

Backup Buoy Links

National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) (International and USA)

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

Spectra of Hawaiian Region Buoys (SOEST) An interesting alternate depictation of Hawaiian and Christmas Island buoy.

 

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