Sample phpBuoy 2.0 output:
Station Name Swell Wind Water Temp
Monterey5.9 ft16 secWSW (250°)6 - 8kts61F
Point Sur5.6 ft17 sec----61F
Santa Maria4.9 ft10 secWNW (300°)6 - 8kts60F
Harvest Buoy4.6 ft17 sec----63F
West Santa Barbara----WNW (300°)12 - 16kts62F
East Santa Barbara----WSW (250°)10 - 12kts66F
Anacapa Passage3 ft10 sec----67F
S. Santa Rosa Island4.6 ft16 secWNW (290°)10 - 12kts63F
Santa Cruz Basin3.6 ft17 sec----68F
Santa Monica Basin----WSW (250°)8 - 10kts71F
San Pedro3 ft17 sec----70F
Oceanside2.6 ft15 sec----70F
Torrey Pines3 ft17 sec----71F
La Jolla2 ft9 secWNW (290°)7--
Point Loma3.3 ft17 sec----72F

phpBuoy is a simple little PHP script which parses the realtime buoy data provided by the National Data Buoy Center and presents it in a nicely formatted HTML table. It's quite easy to use as a PHP include and can get data for any buoy listed on the NDBC site.

phpBuoy comes with complete customization instructions within the file, including the ability to display wind and temperature data in either metric or English units, select from 12 or 24 hour time display, and choose from American MM-DD-YYYY or International DD-MM-YYYY date formats.

phpBuoy should run on any PHP-enabled webserver that has access to a writable directory (it caches the buoy data for better performance).

phpBuoy is released under the Gnu General Public License and is completely free to download, use and modify, provided that appropriate credit is given where it's due.

phpBuoy is pretty useful! People from all over the world have contacted me to let me know what they're doing with the script. If you get a chance to use it, I'd love to hear about it.

May 6, 2014 - 2.1Updated for compatibility with PHP 5.4+
October 1, 2013 - 2.0Version 2.0 Released! New layout with support for the display of multiple buoys.
August 6, 2007 - 1.0.4Fixed formatting error caused by new double header lines in NOAA data files.
July 25, 2006 - 1.0.3Fixed link to NOAA realtime HTTP data source to reflect new "../realtime2/" address.
May 28, 2003 - 1.0.2Changed display of expected but temporarily unavailable data so that it is presented more gracefully.
February 19, 2003 - 1.0.1Fixed conversion of wind direction degress to compass points to make it more accurate ;)
February 8, 2003 - 1.0.0Initial release of phpBuoy

phpBuoy was created by Steve Lange of Santa Barbara Surf Implement