Data for Hawaii Wave Heights from PacIOOS
The PacIOOS wave buoy off Kāneʻohe Bay measures waves at the Wave Energy Test Site of the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi at approximately 1 mile offshore of Pyramid Rock of Mōkapu Peninsula on the windward (eastern) coast of Oʻahu. Data are transmitted every half hour. Moored in water 80 meters deep, this buoy is equipped with three accelerometers measuring north/south, east/west, and vertical displacements, capturing both wave direction and wave energy. In conjunction with nearby PacIOOS Kāneʻohe Bay wave buoy, the data collected from this buoy will help inform the Wave Energy Test Site.