Oh buoy! Southern Hemisphere’s largest wave recorded by Kiwi scientists

A giant wave south of New Zealand earlier this weekend was the biggest ever recorded by a buoy in the Southern Hemisphere – and scientists expect even higher waves to follow over winter.

The 19.4-metre wave – higher than a five-storey building – was captured by a newly-deployed buoy in the Southern Ocean on Saturday morning.

Waves in the area are among the biggest in the world, and researchers say this one “isn’t as big as it gets”.

Source: Oh buoy! Southern Hemisphere’s largest wave recorded by Kiwi scientists

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