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”.”There’s a possibility we’ll get something even bigger, and we are starting to get towards the biggest waves ever measured anywhere,” says David Johnson, the technical director of MetOcean, which partnered with the New Zealand Defence Force to deploy the buoy in February. READ MORE