BuoyWhale provides easy access to the latest condition reports from NOAA buoys around the world. Customizable alerts make sure you always know whats happening at the buoys you care most about.

Interactive Map
● Buoy markers provide instant condition readings by displaying wind speed and direction.
● Zoom in or out to change your geographic conditions perspective.
● Conditions are automatically refreshed ever 5 minutes.
● Units indicator reminds you of wind speed units displayed in the buoy markers.
● The filter buttons let you switch between displaying all buoys and only your favorite buoys and/or hiding buoys with stale data for a more focused view.

● Create custom alerts to be notified when wind and/or wave conditions at buoys you care about reach criteria you have set.
● Easily manage alerts from the All Alerts view.
● Pause alerts without deleting them from the All Alerts view.
● Touch an alert to launch BuoyWhale and scroll the map to the buoy specified in the alert.
● Press and hold an alert to open an enhanced alert window with additional alert details. (iOS 12+)

Current Conditions
● See detailed current conditions as reported by each buoy.
● Current conditions age and next update time as predicted by BuoyWhale.
● Get sun and moon rise/set times for the current day.
● Wind speed and gust chart plots conditions from the past 10 readings.
● Wind rose shows wind direction, speed and frequency for the past 10 readings.
● Barometric pressure and tendency charted for the past 10 readings.
● Set wind and/or wave alerts for the current buoy.
● Add or remove the current buoy from your favorites list.

Note: data reported by each buoy can vary. Data reported may include: wind speed, wind gust speed, wind direction, barometric pressure, air and sea temperature, dew point, wave height and frequency, tide, and visibility.

All Buoys List
● Scroll through the entire list of NOAA buoys around the world.
● Quickly search and filter the buoy list by buoy name and/or description.
● Sort by: distance, favorites, last update, or station name.
● Filter the list so that only favorite buoys are displayed.
● Access buoy conditions directly from the All Buoys list.
● Scroll the map to any buoy from the All Buoys list.

● Customize observation units for temperature, wind speed, barometric pressure, and wave height.
● Automatically center the map on the last location at start up.

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What’s New

Version 2.7.1

This release focuses on improved application stability and enhanced error reporting.

New in the previous release are enhanced push notifications on iOS 12 and later.

Please rate and review BuoyWhale in the app store.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

Yupper56 ,

User Friendly App

easy to read interface, not cluttered with
useless information

Moto 2015 ,

One of the best apps to date

Easy to navigate fast real time data thank you!

MexicoGaffer ,


Love it. Keeps me fresh for oncoming wx.

App Privacy

The developer, Swanson Industries, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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