There are live data buoys in the Bay of Islands and Whangārei Harbour, which can help you plan your coastal trips.
- Bay of Islands (off the Ninepin): www.nrc.govt.nz/waves
- Whangārei Harbour: www.northport.co.nz/weatherfeed
Bay of Islands buoy. Whangārei buoy.
Steer clear of the wave buoys
All vessels are legally required to stay at least 100 metres clear of the wave rider buoys. Vessels in the Whangārei approaches should not enter or leave the channel between the Fairway Buoy and No. 1 Buoy.
Please do not approach or fish near the buoys as they are mounted with numerous delicate instruments that can be easily damaged.