Wave Information Studies
The Wave Information Studies (WIS) is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory. Bulk wave parameters (significant wave height, period, direction) and wind speed and direction can be downloaded and viewed on the WIS site.
NOAA's National Data Buoy Center
NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) supplies data for moored buoys. The buoys measure a variety of data including: barometric pressure; wind direction, speed, and gust; air and sea temperature; wave energy spectra; and direction of wave propagation. Significant wave height, dominant wave period, and average wave period are derived from the wave energy spectra. The data available depends on the buoy type and data provider.
Coastal Data Information Program
The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) measures coastal environment data. A variety of data types and formats are available on their website.
Oceanic Data Overview