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NOAA Ocean Buoys


As featured on the Best Buy commercial - this is the Wave Finding App!IF YOU DON'T SEE THE BUOY YOU WANT EMAIL US AND WE WILL ADD IT!
Don't forget we have a PRO version with Favorites and Tides!
The NOAA Ocean Buoys application provides users with access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys scattered throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Most buoys provide information about current wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, and dew points. One of the best tools for professionals and general enthusiasts alike.
SurfersSailorsMarinersFishermanDiversWind surfersKite boardersKayakersLifeguardsBeach goersand anyone else looking to know current conditions of the oceans and beaches near them.
Use our interactive Buoy Map to find see all available buoys, once you find the one you want - just click it and you will be sent to the buoy details page. Or Buoys can be found based on their region, buoys can also be searched for by their station Id’s or using search terms that may describe their location, ie: New Jersey.
Over 120 buoy locations available. Buoys are available in the following regions:
East Coast U.SWest Coast U.SGulf Coast U.SGreat Lakes U.SHawaiiAlaskaEuropeCanadaCanadian MaritimesCaribbean
For a detailed map of locations please visit:
There are many types of data available by buoys. Different buoys may display different types of data depending upon their buoy type but may include any of the following:
Wave HeightsWave PeriodsSwell DirectionWind SpeedWind DirectionAir TemperatureWater TemperatureAtmospheric PressurePressure TendencyDew Points
Data for buoys is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
“The official NOAA buoys are essential tools that pro surfers use, and you should too. This app is definitely a steal.” – Surfer Magazine
"’It's actually great for figuring out what's going on when you wake up in the dark and need figure out what's going on, without leaving your bed’ […] If the surf hasn't cleaned up yet, or the swell hasn't arrived, no one wants to stumble out into a 40-degree morning […] It's also good for getting real time info to track a swell, watching the numbers rise or fall.” – ESPN Surfing Blog
The app “processes countless data from NOAA’s buoys and displays it in an easy-to-read format on your phone.” – Eastern Surf Magazine★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆