Watch: First lines from TC Oma
We've been watching this system for a week now, and watching websites, some of them supposedly reputable, putting up videos of the 'cyclone swell'.
Make no mistake, anyone who typed that doesn't know what they're talking about. Tropical Cyclone Oma only cleared New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Islands on Tuesday, with the forerunners making landfall at Noosa very late last night.
Early this morning the first waves of TC Oma were surfed. This was the view from Kirra hill looking up the line to Greenmount and across to Kirra, both of which suffered under the mid-morning high tide. The swell is building by the hour and anywhere that'll handle this afternoon's negative low tide, and is protected from the strengthening winds, has the potential to be seriously good.
After that? Who knows! The models show all hell will break loose and they've been on the money so far.
Stay tuned for more...