Current wave data

Waves have a huge impact on Canterbury's coast and coastal waters.  They may be formed by local weather conditions or by weather systems hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away.  Wherever they come from, waves are the driving force behind all the changes we see from day to day on the beaches of Canterbury. 

The Canterbury wave buoy is moored in about 76 metres of water, 17 kilometres east of Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsula at Latitude 43° 45’ South, Longitude 173° 20’ East.  It sends us information about the waves off the coast every half hour.

7 day wave direction

7 day wave direction plot

60 day wave direction

60 day wave direction plot

7 day wave height

7 day wave height plot

60 day wave height

60 day wave height plot

7 day wave timings

7 day wave timing plot

60 day wave timings

60 day wave timing plot