Ocean waves are monitored continuously off the Cape Peninsula in South Africa.
Detailed information is directly available in real-time, for operational
purposes, to NPA (Cape Town) and
NPA (Saldanha Bay).
The data is gathered with a directional Datawell Waverider buoy,
situated at 34°12'14.40"S, 18°17'12.01"E in 70 m water, about 5.4 km
off the coast. Measurements are processed on board, and transmitted to a shore
station every half hour. The analysed data is then downloaded in near real-time
to the Stellenbosch
office of the CSIR,
where it is stored in a database extending back to 1978.
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