The first and still the best, NOAA Buoy and Tide Data allows you to retrieve weather data from NOAA's National Data Buoy Center. It also provides tide predictions for the US and Moon phase information. The perfect tool to help plan your time on the water. **For a map of buoys locations, go here: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ * NEW - Home page lets you keep your most commonly used data in one place. * Search for buoys by name. * View buoys near you with customizable search radius. * Use GPS or manually entered location. * Map of buoy locations. * Detailed live buoy data with access to location specific forecasts. * Save your favorites for easy access. * Quick access to buoy's website from within the application. * Buoys sorted by proximity to your selected location. * Tide Predictions. * Moon phases. Data can include wind speed, gusts, and direction as well as pressure and other relevant marine data. This data is dependent on the buoy since not all buoys have the same sensors. If you participate in activities where marine weather is important, you need this app. Great for: boating sailing diving fishing kite boarding and any activity where marine weather conditions are important. If you fish at sea like we do, this is a great app for you. Another quality App brought to you by boaters and fisherman. We use our products everyday and listen to our customers. If you have any issues, please contact us. We will reply.
Why does the data show the sea height anymore?
I walk my dogs next to the SF Bay, and this app will tell me the temperature and velocity of the wind off the water. My regular weather app (Weather On) is right on the money for ambient temp and wind speed, but the buoy data tells me the wind temp and speed off the water, and whether or not I'll need a jacket. Maybe a "one trick pony", but it's really good at it, and I use it every day for that. The tide data is there also, but is easier to read in Tide Graph Pro. I'd buy both, if you're by the water. Tip: Pick a few “favorite” buoys near you, and those are the only ones that will come up when you tap favorites (so you don’t have to sort through all the weather on the coast, but you can if you wish). The app responds quickly, so the delay from home; screen to favorite buoy air temp and wind speed takes about 3 or 4 seconds max. Simple, and well written. Good Job.
I submitted a review saying the app keeps crashing when I try to open the app, preventing me from using the app, and I asked for the developers to fix this issue. Within days of submitting the review they released an update that solved the issue and the app works great! Thank you for the great customer service!
The app worked well for a few years. A couple of weeks ago it began to hang on the opening screen and then just crashes back to the app icon. This app is broken on my iPhone and ipad.
As a yacht delivery captain who delivered vessels all over the world, this app has been my go-to marine weather resource. I have bought other apps that claim to be NOAA Data Buoy but fail miserably in provide NOAA textual data. This app provides marine weather forecasts as well as current and historical data verbatim from NDBC/NOAA. Don’t waste your time or money. Take it from a professional mariner. This is the app you need.
Suddenly the synopsis has disappeared and the app keeps freezing and shutting down when I try to scroll down.
Poor app - should have read the reviews
No other app combines the features and usability found in this one. As avid boaters, my husband and I rely on it all the time.
This app does not make use of reported wave information
I boat on a large lake with numerous buoys and the app shows one or two on the lake. Junk