World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

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World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Mon May 07, 2012 1:33 pm

Thought I'd start this as a possible useful resource for anyone anywhere.

I'm off to Portugal for work while there's waves and free time while there's none. Typical, thanks life. Anyway, found this to help me get some waves, maybe...

http://www.hidrografico.pt/boias-ondografo.php
Click the buoy on the map and then you have the 'tablas' tab below to open up for data/info. Simples.

----- Obviously there is NOAA too

UK: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/United_Kingdom.shtml
And their other products: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml

Anyone got any live buoys for the Canaries?
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy thread

Postby Leedsol » Mon May 07, 2012 3:40 pm

And you said you're too lazy to resize your board photos, this research would suggest otherwise!

Anyway ta, off there myself ina few weeks. MSW now do a Sagres south report too so catches any s swells coming up from the bay that might get the south facing spots working
You're too deep Camel..its Indo not Margaret River
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Live wind maps

UK, France, Spain/Portugal & Italy = www.xcweather.co.uk

USA = http://hint.fm/wind/ & http://windmapper.com/

Any other good tools people want to list by country would be sweet.
If I can be arsed and there's enough info I'm gonna try and get these websites all housed in one place on the net.

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South Coast non NOAA wave buoy = http://www.chimet.co.uk/(S(hgwyt3m43kvepn554dgakmq5))/Default.aspx
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby roberdy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:32 am

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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Sweet. Here's another some more assorted UK buoy data. Says Channel Coast but there's some others thrown in.

http://www.channelcoast.org/data_manage ... ta/charts/

check the 'latest' tab on some buoys for live '5 second' updates... watch those long period sets come in that don't always show on NOAAs.
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:10 pm

Well. I'm slowly putting this together here... http://placesinthesurf.weebly.com/

Not very populated yet as you can see. Would be sweet if anyone has anything to add. This will prob be a slow burner as I'll only add the links as and when I stumble across them.

I'm thinking the info I want to include will be: Live Buoy, Live Wind, Tide charts, some basic photos of ONLY the popular well known spots (could be contentious) only to give some eye candy, video's of spots as well (again main ones only), links to local blogs which people can may trawl through for regional info, and any other useful surf resource (maybe surf shop links?, second hand sites selling boards?).

Anyone got any suggestions? Or should I just give up now?
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:48 pm

Hey folks. I've added a couple more links to my weebly website http://www.placesinthesurf.weebly.com recently.

Would really appreciate a couple of things if you don't mind.

1) Any useful links you think should go in there. Mainly looking for bouy, wind and tide data. But also any other obscure websites that may help people on their travels.

2) Any feedback on the site. Is it intuitive, easy to browse though and find the info people may be looking for. Are there any countries that need to be included.

Mainly looking for links atm and anything you got would be appreciated. Can't promise I'll take it all on board as I'm no webmaster. I'm just trying to compile a good resource bank of sites which may be useful if I/you/someone ever travels there.

Thanks :)
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Ferral » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Nice one Poo - I'd been thinking about doing something like this myself at some point!! YOur noaa bulletins bit is very useful!

For real, getting excited by storms, geekery, have a look at this: http://manati.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/data ... ATData.php

note there are a range of data products - i like the ascat and windsat best.

I was actually looking for another page which gives you probability of gales but came across this: http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/nfcens/
haven't had a look but could be useful
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Re: World Wide Wave buoy & other resource thread

Postby Poo Stance » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:22 pm

Nice one bud. I live by those NOAA bulletins for UK swell, not much good over here in the Canaries... unless it's a N swell passing through the K1&3 buoys :-)

I'll have to try and add those bits at some point. Think I need to understand them 1st though :? Thanks for the links.

Here's the source table for the bulletins

http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/produc ... ?-multi_1-

also has the spectral. Which I should one day get rounds to doing a map for too. NOAA's map clicky thing is shit compared to mine :p

Hope your getting some waves. Swell just kicked in down here the last hour, with a bit of luck it be pumping tomorrow :twisted:
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