About SwellSpect:

Listen To Wave data in real time all around the world!

SwellSpect is an experimental data platform to browse swell conditions at NOAA bouys and future predictions derived from the NOAA Wavewatch iii models.

Unlike other surfing weather websites, SwellSpect gives you access to raw swell data in an interactive format. The point is not to tell you how high the waves are in Pacifica. Rather, SwellSpect provides surfers who want to make sense of complex ocean weather with intuative and interactive displays.

The key feature of SwellSpect is an interactive display of spectral swell data over time. Basically, SwellSpect describes the energy and direction of the waves at each period over time. SwellSpect displays ocean waves the same way an acoustic "spectrogram" displays sound waves.

SwellSpect is still under development, and I would love to hear if you have any thoughts about it. Find a station near your local spot and try out SwellSpect!

Learn about Waves:

Online Text Book by Robert H. Stewart

Created by Jeff Knowles: about me


Visualizations are generated using Bokeh - Bokeh.pydata.org
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