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Tweed Heads wave monitoring

Please note that the buoy at this site has been upgraded, the new buoy type has a higher measuring frequency of 2.5Hz and also measures water currents.

Wave height

Wave heights for Tweed Heads monitoring site

Wave direction

Wave direction for Tweed Heads monitoring site

Wave spectrum

Wave spectrum for Tweed Heads monitoring site

Water current speed and direction

Water speed and direction for Tweed Heads monitoring site

Sea surface temperature

Sea surface temperature for Tweed Heads monitoring site

Top ten waves from this site

RankDate and timeHmax
1 02-05-1996 2:30pm 13.1
2 28-01-2013 9:00am 11.8
3 05-03-2004 11:30pm 11.1
4 30-06-2005 6:30am 9.9
5 05-06-2016 12:30am 9.8
6 22-05-2009 7:00pm 9.7
7 04-03-2006 12:00pm 9.6
8 25-03-1998 10:30pm 9.5
9 15-02-1995 3:30pm 9.3
10 12-06-2012 11:30am 9.3

Wave monitoring disclaimer

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The materials presented on this web site are distributed by the Queensland Government as an information source only.

While reasonable care and attention has been exercised in the collection and processing of this data it must be treated as unverified.

The State of Queensland makes no statements, representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of, and you should not rely on, any information contained on this web site. The State of Queensland disclaims all responsibility for information contained on this web site and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you may incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason.

You should always check with the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather and coastal waters forecasts for your area before putting to sea.


Location of Tweed Heads wave monitoring site
Location of Tweed Heads wave monitoring site in relation to Queensland

Site details

Date of installation
13 January 1995
Current location
Latitude: 28° 10.910' S
Longitude: 153° 34.555' E
Water depth
22 metres
Datawell 0.9m GPS Waverider Buoy

Jointly operated by the Department of Environment and Science and the Tweed River Sand Bypassing Project.

Data download

Download data for the Tweed Heads wave monitoring site.

Download data for the last seven days for all wave monitoring sites.

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Last updated
25 January 2018
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