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 06:20 on Saturday, 29 Oct 2016 (EDT).

Click here for Wave Height and Wave Period Graphs

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.
Date Time
Wave Height Wave Period
(Hs metres)
(Hmax metres)
Zero Crossing
(Tz seconds)
Maximum Energy Waves
(Tp seconds)
29  06:20
29  06:00
29  05:40
29  05:20
29  05:00
29  04:40
29  04:20
29  04:00
29  03:40
29  03:20
29  03:00
29  02:40
29  02:20
29  02:00

Document created: 20161029063002
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.