Navigation Restriction - Tweed Coastal Waters, near Cook Island - Wave measuring buoys

Tweed Coastal Waters, near Cook Island
From Wednesday 8 May 2019 ongoing

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) advises vessel operators that the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, (DES) installed wave measuring buoys on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in the vicinity of Cook Island Aquatic Reserve which is located generally North East of Fingal Head. Mariners are advised that these are the approximate positions for the wave measuring buoys which will remain in place indefinitely.

Long elastic mooring systems have been utilised to secure the wave measuring buoys and consequently the positions given may vary with tide and currents.

Waverider StationLatitudeLongitudeDepth (m)Buoy deployed

Tweed Heads

28° 12.749' S153° 40.831' E6017/01/2020
Tweed Heads Mk428° 10.665' S153° 34.594' E2514/09/2019

Latitude and longitude positions are on WGS84 horizontal datum and are compatible with GDA94 datum.

All buoys have a 'Keep Clear' sign on the hull and mariners are asked not to tie off to the buoys and to remain at least 100 metres clear of any wave measuring buoy. The buoys are indicated by a navigation light that has a Fl Y (5) 20s pattern.

Buoys off position or damaged should be reported to the DES Coastal Impacts Unit on phone: (07) 3869 9516 or Email:

For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Tweed Heads Boating Safety Officer, Transport for NSW on phone: 13 12 36


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