09-Feb-2008 Waves at Brighton 

Data kindly supplied by McConnell Dowell

Commentary

Up until 9-Feb, the waves at the TriAxys buoy at Brighton were sea waves (periods less than 8 s) from the east-northeast, then swell waves (periods greater than 8 s) took over, peaking at noon on 9-Feb. These were the largest waves on record, but the record extends only from Feb-07 to Feb-08.

Figure 1. Waves at Brighton, showing: Top: Significant wave height; Middle: Wave period; Bottom: Wave direction. Times are in NZST (UTC + 12). Return to top
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