Buoy Finder NOAA

Buoy Finder NOAA

By Elecont LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2013-11-07
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 39.71 MB
  • Developer: Elecont LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings


Get near real-time data from NOAA/NDBC buoy stations, global sea surface temperatures and weather forecast provided by coastal and inland stations directly on your iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad! Use Buoy Finder to find all available buoys and plan your sailing/fishing/surfing/boating expedition! NOAA Buoy Finder a provides instant access to live data transmitted from over 750 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, dew point. ▸ Use marine weather map to find all available buoy stations, once you find the one you want - just tap on it to get detailed readings. ▸ Save your favorite weather buoys so that you can access them quickly on your iPhone and Apple Watch ▸ Add buoy station to the list of favorite locations and get details on your iPhone and Apple Watch ▸ The app works offline, the latest observations will always be accessible for every buoy station ▸ Using satellite scanner Buoy Finder reports sea surface temperatures (SST) for almost every place in the world. ▸ Get accurate weather conditions and weather forecast for more than 2,000,000 locations worldwide. ▸ Buoy stations can be searched using the map, by station ID or using search terms that may describe their location, ie: New Jersey. [NEW in version 1.2 January 2016] ▸ Use detailed screens to get all information at a glance ▸ Use Apple Watch app to get latest observations from buoy or ground station ▸ Use spotlight to go directly to your favorite locations ▸ Share your data to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram and email Over 750 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 ▸ Hawaii ▸ Alaska ▸ Europe ▸ Canada ▸ Canadian Maritimes ▸ Caribbean Key features: ▸ The most complete app for buoy observations ▸ Near-real time observations from buoys (up to 10 different types of data including current wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, dew point) ▸ Global sea surface temperatures ▸ Current weather conditions for over 2,000,000 locations ▸ Up to 10-day weather forecast ▸ Unlimited number of your favorite buoys and surface locations ▸ High-resolution mode on iPhone 6 and 6+ devices ▸ IOS 9 design Specifications: ▸ Requires iPhone and iPad with iOS 7 and higher, Apple Watch with WatchOS 2 and higher ▸ Available in 37 languages The volume of information reported by buoy station depends on it's construction or other reasons. In case if you don't see wave height, wind speed, or anything else, please understand that it is not the app's limitation. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.elecont.com with any questions or suggestions.



  • Doesn’t work at all on Watch 5, iOS 12

    By Frustrated Consumer 2
    Stolen money. F-U Apple for not having a refund option.
  • Total waste of money.

    By ghgghfdfjigb
    Needed buoy wave heights. Doesn’t even display this as advertised. I want my money back.
  • Horrible app

    By snyderisland
    I am not satisfied, I bought the app to see the water temperature in Parker, AZ and there isn’t a water temperature for it!!
  • Information is power

    By Vetred
    Use this app extensively through two hurricanes,.... beach living has its costs,... knowing where the surge is and how fast it’s moving (because this app shows you both) of those That’s good information to have
  • Really wonderful for being on the water

    By Ewok63
    I kayak allot and this gives me better details about water temperature and how much wind. A must have if you go on the water much.
  • Coastal Clinker

    By Fish_head
    1. We live on the beach. The app gives water temp for our town but does not tell you what offshore buoy it comes from. It is not the surf temp for the location named (we have measured it with the lifeguard's thermometer), and you have no idea where (offshore?) it comes from. 2. Not easy to maneuver through. 3. Information not always grouped in a useful display.
  • Waste of $, for me

    By Korey R
    Was expecting to be be able to see ocean temp on the watch app like in the photos. Can only see weather photo & description of weather conditions on watch. Phone app is good and informative (limited info, but I'm sure it's accurate) but info can be found on other apps for free. If you search, most other apps like this get their info via API from NOAA. Conclusion, waste of $ and useless app for watch, look elsewhere for phone app.
  • Functional app

    By JBD01
    Give information you need the most
  • Very limited

    By Flavers12321
    The app shows very little information and thus is not very useful.
  • Cheating app, don't touch it.

    By CC-apple
    No buoy around Dana Point. Blank information is all over Southern California. You only know after you pay $2.99