A new collection providing wave buoy observations in near realtime is now available on the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal. The collection assembles Waverider buoys near real-time observations of wave height, wave period and for some sites wave direction. The buoys are operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABOM) and the Western Australian Government Department of Transport (WA DoT).
There are currently 9 sites in total, the WA DoT sites record 3 hourly and the ABOM sites record every 10 minutes. The collection is available to download as a csv, in the AODN Portal and is set to increase in the future with the addition of data from wave buoys already deployed in coastal waters off both Queensland and New South Wales.
View the buoy sites in the AODN Portal here.