Local Gulf Coast wave buoys are also listed on the map on the main surf reports page (the small circle icons) or here is a comprehensive list of buoys in the region:
42001 MID GULF 180 nm South of Southwest Pass, LA.
42002 W GULF 240 nm South-Southeast of Sabine, TX.
42003 E GULF 260 nm South of Panama City, FL
42007 BILOXI 22 nm South-Southeast of Biloxi, MS.
42019 Freeport, TX. 60 NM South of Freeport, TX.
42020 Corpus Christi, TX. 50NM Southeast of Corpus Christi, TX.
42035 GALVESTON 22NM East of Galveston, TX.
42036 W. TAMPA 106NM West Northwest of Tampa, FL
42038 North Mid Gulf of Mexico
42039 PENSACOLA - 115NM East Southeast of Pensacola, FL
42040 MOBILE SOUTH 64 nm South of Dauphin Island, AL
42055 Bay of Campeche
42056 Yucatan Basin
42887 Thunder Horse - Mississippi Canyon 778
42012 Orange Beach
42013 C10 - Navy-2
42021 C14 - Pasco County Buoy, FL
42023 C13 - West Florida South Buoy
42043 GA-252 TABS B
42044 PS-1126 TABS J
42045 PI-745 TABS K
42047 HI-A389 TABS V
42099 Offshore St. Petersburg, FL (144)
42360 BW Pioneer buoy - Walker Ridge 249
42361 Auger - Garden Banks 426
42362 Brutus - Green Canyon 158
42363 Mars - Mississippi Canyon 807
42364 Ram-Powell - Viosca Knoll 936
42369 Mad Dog - Green Canyon 782
42370 Holstein - Green Canyon 645
42374 Horn Mountain - Mississippi Canyon 126 and 127
42375 Na Kika - Mississippi Canyon 474
42376 Marlin - Viosca Knoll 915
42392 Atlantis - Green Canyon ###
42902 Clyde Boudreaux - Alaminos Canyon 857
The NOAA choose a number of buoy locations to issue full spectral forecasts for. Although the wave buoy doesn't actually have anything to do with the forecast (The SwellTrack spectral information is all produced by the NWWIII Model) it's useful to compare the SwellTrack with the actual observations to spot the arrival of a new swell front. These spectral
forecasts are simply the
most detailed idea of what's coming in the days ahead...