Watch: Cyclone Seth in action at Noosa and Kirra

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It's been a couple of big days of action throughout SE Qld, with large easterly swells from Tropical Cyclone Seth lighting up the usual suspects - Noosa and Kirra - and so here's a couple of videos. There'll be more to come over the coming days too.

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thermalben Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 1:29pm

And this lil' gem from Craig Halstead, yesty morning at Kirra.

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wax-on-danielson Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:21pm

Each to their own but if you are towing on a foil wearing a gath helmet at super crowded 3 foot Noosa you should probably be ashamed of yourself

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:56pm

unbelievable but hey I'm entitled

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simsurf Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:41pm

Jeez has anyone heard of straight horizons in these videos. That drone footage a bit dodgy to say the least, it's a casa requirement that you land when a helicopter or plane if flying in the vicinity, flying within 30 m of the people getting changed, list goes on.

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Solitude Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:43pm

Noosa looked…..ok

Was granite and tea tree any good?

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Tristan Goose Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 3:41pm

Never checked granites but tea tree was all wash throughs

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Tristan Goose Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 3:41pm

Never checked granites but tea tree was all wash throughs

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Solitude Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:38pm

Ah ok.
Seeing those vids, Noosa seems like the roughest place on those swells. Too user friendly

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Tristan Goose Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 6:14pm

Yeah the more user friendly the part of the point the rougher the crowds. Crowds are usually pretty fine and friendly behind the rocks

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flow Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:49pm

Couple of bad drop ins in first vid. Even the guy paddling on the shoulder at 2:40 caused barrel to chandelier. To be expected.

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:57pm

Rookies that fuck surfing

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lostdoggy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:51pm

I'd expect the best footage that comes out will be from today at Kirra.

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sean killen Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:54pm

Wax on ...spot on mate my thoughts exactly ( foil dude) WTF..

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burleigh Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 2:57pm

My pick of the swell is Kirra yesterday afternoon by far.

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bluediamond Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:16pm

How'd you go Burleigh? Luck into a few amongst the crowd and skis? Looked insane on the video.

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Rod Clarke Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 3:16pm

Wow, that brings back so many great memories I’m jealous af.
Great footage thanks everyone.

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caml Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 3:16pm

Saw on the tv news reports theyre calling it 8 metre swell .
A Life guard talking about beaches closed and how an 8 metre wave can land on you. This is shameful. Can someone clarify the true size? that cant be right! i saw the noosa footage didn't look over 10ft... Swell height and peroid in surfers language please?

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lostdoggy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 3:29pm

I'd take a stab at Kirra got to 8ft+
Currumbin, Burleigh, outside snapper probably 10-12
Bombie banks beyond them bigger
Tweed bar would have been huge.

In saying it, it's the amount of water moving and chaos that is quite different to coasts like WA that are set up to receive big waves regularly

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Brian from Brissy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 4:13pm

Yeah I watched Occy and some guy on a yellow gun get some massive ones at snapper this morning.. I thought more like 8 to 10 with a couple of bigger ones. Twas epic!!!

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lostdoggy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 4:58pm

Maybe Sam Yoon on the gun?

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Brian from Brissy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 6:07pm

Is he goofy?

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udo Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 6:17pm

Nope

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gsco Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 4:47pm

Noosa Nationals 2-4ft
Sunny Coast beaches 4-6ft

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kbomb Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 4:26pm

Why the f#& would anyone foil at a crowded break? Showpony.

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The poo man Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 4:40pm

Jeez how good do we have it down south . I'd pick surfing cold water with big whites over the warmth and bullies up north. There's just too many kooks up in Queensland.

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zenagain Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:01pm

Fair share of rippers too.

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pjbyron Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:27pm

Yep, lots of em.

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pjbyron Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:26pm

"There's just too many kooks up in Queensland. "
Ouch!

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bluediamond Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:02pm

Loved that Kirra footage. Some absolute drainpipes. Looking forward to seeing this mornings sesh on vid.

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bluediamond Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:12pm

woohoo! Thanks Udo!

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tango Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 9:48pm

That Kirra footage is the best yet.

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Sprout Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 5:11pm

Great minds...

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quokka Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 6:01pm

What a circus Noosa is. Who the fuck teaches all the muppets to surf over there, they all paddle right where the wave breaks so the guy surfing can't actualy surf the wave without hitting anyone. You can have it.

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tubeshooter Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 6:17pm

yep , it's just a slalom run between obstacles , particularly at Noosa . So many good sections and potential turns ruined by a flotsam of kooks.

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calk Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 8:45pm

Watched Kirra for 3 hours this morning from the top of the hill and then the groyne. Liam O'Brien was best on. The kid absolutely rips!

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lostdoggy Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 8:53pm

And super stylish to boot.

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tango Monday, 3 Jan 2022 at 9:56pm

Having been to Noosa with good swell and a lot of good surfers, I'm always amazed at the muppets that come out of the woodwork when one of these over-hyped swells happens. The decent surfers must just scream with the number of kooks ruining it.
I have to say, that drone footage taken from Johnson's could be possibly the most frustrating drone footage of good waves I've ever seen. Actually, it is definitely the most frustrating footage I've ever seen full stop. Why focus on the fat sections and majority of kooks through there when BP is a foot or two bigger, barreling, and constantly too far away to see some decent surfing? FFS!! Mind you, I could spot one bloke belt a few lips on his backhand very nicely and could just make out a barrel through Nationals amongst the pixels when I zoomed in on screen........Is this the same bloke who took some pretty good drone footage in Cyclone Oma?
Kirra waves and standard of surfing won hands down.

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mr mick Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 6:33am

Yep, my thoughts exactly! Oh & the foily NOB, full on GOOSE!!

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tango Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 9:49am

Reckon. I don't begrudge him foiling per se, but surely he could have gone up to Grantite to Teatree with the ski. Oh that's right, there wouldn't have been anyone much up there to see his amazing feats.

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Rojosh Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 6:30am

Astonishing amount of really shit surfers !! God help us !! Cause we are fucked if they all get good !!

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gsco Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 7:07am

Seems like people above don't realise this but the overwhelming majority of good surfers on the Sunshine Coast don't actually surf Noosa when it's 2-4ft longboard waves, like this swell was... Well, they don't really surf Noosa anymore full stop.

As it was with this swell, there's typically a very small handful of good guys, some actual shortboard waves, and a fairly sane order in the lineup, up behind the pot, mostly local Noosa dudes and some up-and-coming groms, like the young backhand fella Cam Macdougall from Moffs you can see in the first vid of this article.

What you're seeing out at Noosa is a very large proportion of insta tourists and holidayers, insta backpackers, and people recently moved to the Coast, etc, largely all starting out with surfing.

So yeah it's a complete circus of learners and people predominately filming stuff for their fake insta profiles.

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tango Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 9:55am

Fully appreciate all of that, gsco, and feel sorry for you all that it's the reality. If it's any consolation, a similar thing happens down here if there's decent swell, offshores and hype, especially in holiday times.

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memlasurf Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:34pm

Over hyped wave it is OK one good section and the rest waiting for it it happen.

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udo Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 8:00am

1.50 Mins ......a 9.0 or bigger

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tango Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:07am

That Kirra footage is great. Looks unreal fun.

Those skis, though.....what a pox.

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davetherave Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:12am

Great stuff udo. I went up and watched Monday. Looks like Sunday arvo was the biggest and best. The crowd on land matched that in the water and not a jetski to be seen !!!!!! Love the energy that a tropical storm brings. Anticipation, exhilaration, then a bit of deflation when it's gone. A bit like a lover leaving, but joyful knowing that another one could soon be coming your way. I'm waiting for you baby!

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:46am

Time for another torren martyn video, you know the one, surfing perfect uncrowded waves ....

Jet skis crazy shit

Gday Dave, happy new year

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wally Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:59am

I’m told Torren Martyn was out at Noosa in this latest swell, surfing beautifully, when the waves were better than in the above video.

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lostdoggy Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:11pm

8’0 Outerisland looks like a great choice.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:23pm

Nice tube

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udo Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 12:31pm

Yew !!!!

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Beggsie Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 1:11pm

So stoked I live in vicco
Gee I thought the surf coast gets crowded

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Island Bay Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 1:41pm

Beautiful big board barrel at Kirra.
Mitchell Rae 8’0 Coral Reefer.

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Island Bay Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 5:14am

Whoops!

Hadn't seen the post above. But worth the double post anyway, hehe.

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evosurfer Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:13pm

Wow you watch surfing at the points on the gold coast everybody surfs like a pro
then you watch Noosa and just about everybody is a subpar KOOK. The standard
at Noosa is abysmal in general.

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lostdoggy Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 10:18pm

Accessibility dictates.

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Remigogo Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 11:08pm

It is one thing to surf after traversing 2hrs of pot hole ridden gravel and sand and gear changes ...

... another to surf after 2hrs crawling infrastructure upgrades seated and surrounded within the best technology.

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Remigogo Tuesday, 4 Jan 2022 at 11:36pm

...then to go a little 8ft.. 'old school'!!!!

Yeah. I'd a gone old school any day.

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udo Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 7:08am

Long Twin - Short Twin - Long Pin

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udo Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 7:18am

Fanning you Red Bull Jerkoff - 6 knots @60metres

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Tristan Goose Wednesday, 5 Jan 2022 at 9:46am

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CYSqzuuPo9l/?utm_medium=copy_link

Good short therapeutic clip after watching the horrendous Noosa videos above

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seeds Thursday, 13 Jan 2022 at 4:15pm

Nice. Wanted to but working. Having been up just before I had an inkling the position and angle of the sand spit at the moment would be better than normal