Cape Sorell Waverider Buoy Observations

Located at 42.12S, 145.03E
(Approximately 10 Km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania)

Named Captain Fathom by the listeners of ABC Radio, Tasmania
during the Weather Month of May celebration of the Bureau's centenary.

Latest data at 23:20 on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 (EST).

IMPORTANT:- The significant wave height is the average height of the highest one third of the waves. The likely maximum wave height can be up to twice the significant wave height.
Click here for Wave Height or Wave Period.

Significant Wave Height (Hs) & Maximum Wave Height (Hmax)
wave height graph

Zero Crossing Wave Period (Tz) & Max Energy Wave Period (Tp)
wave period graph

Document created: 20160504233001
Hs Height of significant wave (metres). This is the average height of the highest one third of the waves in the record.
Hmax Maximum height of the waves (metres) in the record.
Tz Average time (seconds) between all waves in the record.
Tp The peak energy period (seconds) is the period of the dominant waves in the record.


This page contains wave observations from a moored Waverider buoy located approximately 10 Km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania in 55 fathoms (100 metres). Location: 42.12S, 145.03E.

  • These data are automatically generated and are not quality controlled.
  • All times and dates are in Tasmanian local time.
  • Each 'observation' (or record) is obtained by sampling the waves for 27 minutes.
  • This page is automatically updated every hour from available data.

Queries relating to this service should be directed to the Marine Officer in our Tasmanian Regional Office.