A wavelet-based attempt is made to estimate the nonlinear interactions for wind wave spectra using Haar wavelets. The nonlinear interactions have been synthesized using the orthogonal basis of the Haar wavelets. The analysis of the nonlinear interactions using wavelets provides an easy way of computing the transfer integral in the Webb–Resio–Tracy’s (WRT) method. The one-dimensional and two-dimensional results confirm the applicability of the wavelets to the nonlinear wave–wave interactions and the approach of multi-resolution analysis ensures the convergence and the accuracy. © 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.