NOAA Ocean Buoys
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Rating: 3.7 (39) Cost: $0.99 Downloads: 1,000 - 5,000
As featured on the Best Buy commercial - this is the Wave Finding App!
IF YOU DON'T SEE THE BUOY YOU WANT EMAIL US AND WE WILL ADD IT!
Don't forget we have a PRO version with Favorites and Tides!
The NOAA Ocean Buoys application provides users with access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys scattered throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Most buoys provide information about current wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, and dew points. One of the best tools for professionals and general enthusiasts alike.
THIS APPLICATION IS PERFECT FOR:
and anyone else looking to know current conditions of the oceans and beaches near them.
Use our interactive Buoy Map to find see all available buoys, once you find the one you want - just click it and you will be sent to the buoy details page. Or Buoys can be found based on their region, buoys can also be searched for by their station Id’s or using search terms that may describe their location, ie: New Jersey.
Over 120 buoy locations available. Buoys are available in the following regions:
East Coast U.S
West Coast U.S
Gulf Coast U.S
Great Lakes U.S
For a detailed map of locations please visit: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
There are many types of data available by buoys. Different buoys may display different types of data depending upon their buoy type but may include any of the following:
Data for buoys is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
PRESS FOR NOAA Ocean Buoys
“The official NOAA buoys are essential tools that pro surfers use, and you should too. This app is definitely a steal.”
– Surfer Magazine
"’It's actually great for figuring out what's going on when you wake up in the dark and need figure out what's going on, without leaving your bed’ […] If the surf hasn't cleaned up yet, or the swell hasn't arrived, no one wants to stumble out into a 40-degree morning […] It's also good for getting real time info to track a swell, watching the numbers rise or fall.”
– ESPN Surfing Blog
The app “processes countless data from NOAA’s buoys and displays it in an easy-to-read format on your phone.”
– Eastern Surf Magazine
William - 2011-07-17
I never buy apps. But I can honestly say this is the best app on my phone and its the only one I've paid for! Awesome!!!
The Bear - 2011-01-27
I get the map with the buoys. But nothing else. All other screens are black. I'm using android 2.1.
joe the scientist - 2011-05-21
Same content as free programs. Also, other apps let you create favorites list for faster info retrieval.
Nicole - 2011-03-01
Willie - 2011-02-07
Just downloaded the app works great. Using 2.1 on Droid. Now I'm never gonna miss the surf!
Brandon - 2011-04-19
Not enough bouys on the great lakes. Live by Buffalo on lake Erie and the only bouy is in cleveland, OH. Worthless to me.
Charlie - 2011-01-19
Best app for my lifestyle. I'm a waterman on the eastern shore and this is the first app that has been on point with everything I need to know!
Art - 2011-02-01
Janice - 2011-05-25
Andy - 2011-03-05
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