MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

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MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

Post by makemake » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:08 pm

To start with we should pick on Don.
From the Realsurf front page the MHL link still goes to:
http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime ... tra-sydney
This shows the old style wave rose and it is dated 21 August 2015.

Don Norris or someone maintaining the site should update the link to:
http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime ... uoy-syddow
Which at the moment is correctly showing swell as:
9am 6 Mar17 4.2 m @ 11.1 secs from 160 deg (sweet!).

Questions:
1. Are there other wave rider buoys in Australia other than these NSW ones?
2. What can we do to let MHL know that we use this service and value it?
3. Why doesn't wave forecast data merge with actual figures (anywhere?)?

If you need some background see:
http://ssurfings.blogspot.com.au/p/nsw- ... buoys.html
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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:18 pm

There's a bunch of them in Queensland, too.

https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/coas ... ves-sites/
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Post by Trev » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:22 pm

There are or have been some issues with the MHL site.
A couple of years ago they changed their links around somehow and you couldn't access correct information. Then, for ages I also got a message questioning the authenticity of the site. That seems to have been fixed relatively recently.
But for Queenslanders, MHL is great to track the swell up the NSW coast.
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Post by steve shearer » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:43 pm

works fine
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Post by alakaboo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:18 pm

makemake wrote:Don Norris or someone maintaining the site
Lol.

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Dear Makemake.


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Post by steve shearer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:54 am

offline.

just when we wanted the buoy array to work.
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Post by Trev » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:57 am

steve shearer wrote:offline.

just when we wanted the buoy array to work.
Obviously so big they all broke.
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Post by alakaboo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:09 am

They are all working for me?

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Post by steve shearer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:21 am

yeah, back now, must have been some glitch this morning when I checked.
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Post by makemake » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:41 pm

Trev wrote:There's a bunch of them in Queensland, too.
https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/coas ... ves-sites/
Thanks for that, I had not seen this.

I found one Victorian buoy here:
http://www.vicports.vic.gov.au/communit ... ather.aspx

I do prefer a wave rose to a graph and to a live cam. Live cams you have to watch for 20-30 mins to see what is happening.
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Post by alakaboo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:34 pm

There are buoys off Tasmania, SA and WA too.

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Post by crabmeat thompson » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:25 am

makemake, do you like little buoys, or big buoys?
Drailed wrote:Sound like a load of cunts to me Trev.

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Post by makemake » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:07 am

Here are the tweets of various waverider buoys around the world:
https://twitter.com/makesurf/lists/waverider?s=09
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Post by makemake » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:27 pm

I came here today to bitch about how slow the MHL buoys have been this week.
Just checked the page:
http://new.mhl.nsw.gov.au/data/realtime ... uoy-syddow
..and it was up to date.

Does anyone know what the problem was?

I get the impression that someone is vetting it.
Why can't the data just be live?
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Re: MHL and what can we do about wave rider buoys?

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:18 pm

Because the data link from the buoy to onshore processing is shit.

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