About IOOS

PacIOOS Wave Buoys

In partnership with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Oceanography, PacIOOS deploys directional wave buoys across the region. First deployed as part of a wave study project, the buoys have become useful tools for forecasting local waves and are now used by recreational and professional ocean users alike. This website makes real-time data available. The information should be used with caution.

  • Please consider acknowledging PacIOOS in any distribution or publication of data as follows: Data provided by PacIOOS (www.pacioos.org), which is a part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), funded in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Award #NA11NOS0120039.