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.



Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour Waverider Buoys
The Byron Bay Waverider buoy has possibly gone adrift and the Coffs Harbour Waverider receiving station computer is experiencing a data logging problem. A replacement buoy will be deployed at Byron Bay and the problem at Coffs Harbour will be rectified as soon as possible.
2014-11-12 08:51:46


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