Buoy Finder NOAA NDBC 4+

Buoy data and sea temperatures

Elecont LLC

    • 4.2 • 152 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get near real-time data from NOAA/NDBC buoy stations, global sea surface temperatures and weather forecast provided by coastal and inland stations directly on your iPhone and iPad! Use Buoy Finder to find all available buoys and plan your sailing/fishing/surfing/boating expedition!

NOAA Buoy Finder a provides instant access to live data transmitted from over 750 buoys scattered throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Most buoys provide information about current wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, dew point.

▸ Use marine weather map to find all available buoy stations, once you find the one you want - just tap on it to get detailed readings.
▸ Save your favorite weather buoys so that you can access them quickly on your iPhone and Apple Watch
▸ Add buoy station to the list of favorite locations and get details on your iPhone and Apple Watch
▸ The app works offline, the latest observations will always be accessible for every buoy station
▸ Using satellite scanner Buoy Finder reports sea surface temperatures (SST) for almost every place in the world.
▸ Get accurate weather conditions and weather forecast for more than 2,000,000 locations worldwide.
▸ Buoy stations can be searched using the map, by station ID or using search terms that may describe their location, ie: New Jersey.

▸ Use detailed screens to get all information at a glance
▸ Use Apple Watch app to get latest observations from buoy or ground station
▸ Use spotlight to go directly to your favorite locations

Over 750 buoy locations available.
Buoys are available in the following regions:

▸ East Coast U.S
▸ West Coast U.S
▸ Gulf Coast U.S
▸ Great Lakes U.S
▸ Hawaii
▸ Alaska
▸ Europe
▸ Canada
▸ Canadian Maritimes
▸ Caribbean

Key features:

▸ The most complete app for buoy observations
▸ Near-real time observations from buoys (up to 10 different types of data including current wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency, dew point)
▸ Global sea surface temperatures
▸ Current weather conditions for over 2,000,000 locations
▸ Up to 10-day weather forecast
▸ Unlimited number of your favorite buoys and surface locations

The volume of information reported by buoy station depends on it's construction or other reasons. In case if you don't see wave height, wind speed, or anything else, please understand that it is not the app's limitation. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.elecont.com with any questions or suggestions.

What’s New

Version 2.2

This release includes minor bug fixes and provides better support for iOS 17 and iPhone 15.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Vetred ,

Information is power

Use this app extensively through two hurricanes,....
beach living has its costs,... knowing where the surge is
and how fast it’s moving (because this app shows you both)
of those
That’s good information to have

Korey R ,

Waste of $, for me

Was expecting to be be able to see ocean temp on the watch app like in the photos. Can only see weather photo & description of weather conditions on watch. Phone app is good and informative (limited info, but I'm sure it's accurate) but info can be found on other apps for free. If you search, most other apps like this get their info via API from NOAA. Conclusion, waste of $ and useless app for watch, look elsewhere for phone app.

Rg110647 ,


Love this app. It has the information I’m looking for before I head out fishing or to the beach. It provides current information for the closest buoy to my location.

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