Current Queensland Wave Conditions

These images represent the current wave height and wave period up to two hours ago. The data is measured by wave rider buoys operated by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation 

Gold Coast


Gold Coast wave height and period

East of North Stradbroke Island

Wave height and period off North Stradbroke Island

Wave power spectrum off North Stradbroke Island

Water current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island.


North Moreton Bay

North Moreton Bay wave height and period.

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba wave height and direction

Bundaberg

Bundaberg wave height and period

Gladstone


Gladstone wave height and period

Emu Park, North of Curtis Island


Emu Park wave height and period

Hay Point

Hay Point wave height and period

Mackay


Mackay wave height and period

Wave power spectrum off North Stradbroke Island

Abbot Point

Abbot Point wave height and period

Townsville


Townsville wave height and period


Cairns

Cairns wave height and period

Weipa

Weipa wave height and period

Marine Science News

Why do shark bites seem to be more deadly in Australia than elsewhere?

Understanding the feeding role of tiger sharks

El Niño in the Pacific has an impact on dolphins over in Western Australia

Study uncovers value of shark dive tourism

Putting the mass coral bleaching event in 2016 into a 30+ year context

Marine Science facts

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  •  Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die

 

  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo

 

  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.