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Record-Breaking 78-Foot Wave Just Measured in Southern Ocean Off New Zealand

A furious 65-knot storm just produced a record-breaking 78-feet-high monster wave in the Southern Ocean, the largest wave ever recorded there. The wave, measured by a MetOcean Solutions buoy near Campbell Island, 430 miles south of New Zealand, is 15 feet higher than the previous highest wave, recorded in the same spot just a year ago. The 78-foot wave was recorded on the night of May 9 by a single solar-powered buoy that samples wave conditions for 20 minutes every three hours. The buoy measures wave height, period and direction, and uploads that data to a satellite. The scientists at…

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Monster 63-foot Wave Measured in Southern Ocean 400 Miles South of New Zealand

The southern-most wave buoy in the Southern Ocean, some 400 miles south of New Zealand, just recorded a monster 63.6-foot wave, four times the height of a single-story house. “This is one of the largest waves recorded in the Southern Hemisphere,” says Oceanographer Tom Durrant. The wave buoy was just recently moored in 492 feet of water about six miles south of Campbell Island, ¬†pictured above, in a joint effort by the New Zealand Defense Force and MetOcean Solutions, to get accurate readings of wave and air-sea interactions in that remote part of the world. So far, wave heights from…