Vestfjorden waverider

The Vestfjorden waverider is moored approximately 35 km west of Bodø at N67'20,493, E13'33,882 (a marinogram for the waverider position can be found on It is a Datawell MkIII directional waverider which is configured to report wave information every hour. The waverider is part of a collaborative effort between the Norwegian Coastal Administration, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, and the Institute of Marine Research.

The latest observations from the waverider are shown below. The plot shows the observed significant wave height (Hs) and mean wave period (Tm02).

NOTE TO USERS: We are experiencing intermittent problems with communications and processing, which cause some drop-outs in the data. We are investigating and hope to be able to fix these problems soon.

Wave height and period