NSW Ocean Wave Data Collection Program

The wave data presented online by MHL has been collected under the NSW Coastal Data Network Program managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). For more information on coasts, estuaries and floods visit: environment.nsw.gov.au.

MHL collects offshore wave data at seven continuously recording sites off the NSW coast. The ocean wave monitoring sites are based on the Waverider buoy system developed by the Dutch company, Datawell. Waverider buoys are located off Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Crowdy Head, Sydney, Port Kembla, Batemans Bay and Eden. To provide deepwater wave data, the buoys are typically moored in water depths between 70 and 100 metres, between 6 and 12 kilometres from the shoreline.

Batemans Bay Waverider Buoy
The Batemans Bay Waverider station is currently experiencing problems with data telemetry from the receiving station to the MHL wave data server. Data is being recorded at the receiving station and will be transfered to MHL as soon as the telemetry problems are rectified.
2014-12-16 16:21:22
Sydney Waverider Buoy
The Sydney Waverider buoy has a faulty power supply and is not transmitting data to the receiving station. The buoy is scheduled to be replaced during the week beginning 26 January (subject to sea and weather conditions).
2015-01-20 09:15:11

IMPORTANT: This information has been recovered directly from automatic recording equipment and has not been quality controlled by MHL. It is recorded in NSW Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is GMT+10:00.
This data has been collected under the NSW Coastal Data Network Program managed by Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

NSW Offshore Wave Data Stations