Watch: First lines from TC Oma

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

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...

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Geoffjml commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 12:14pm

worth the pro subscription price to watch this.

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clownfish__1__ commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 12:37pm

Ahh the ol webcams are down? - Error 232404

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stunet commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 12:55pm

All back online now, Clownfish.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 12:48pm

Epic tube stall at 0:35

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Walk around G commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 1:00pm

Looks like super fun, such a shame that the beast isn't heading out to sea to keep things rolling without a hell wind ripping the shiv out of it. Get your fill while you can.

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yocal commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 1:24pm

Had a sesh out there this morning from 5am to 6:30am.

It was extremely underwhelming at first light and I thought i'd picked the wrong day to hit it, then toward the end some bombs started filtering in, and kirra churned a few awesome rides from behind the breakwall down to butterbox.

Otherwise banks are terrible everywhere!

Go deeper Taylor, go deeper!

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Tenn commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 1:47pm

Wow chucked on the snapper cam after this video to sets unloading (Being ridden) ! boys up there will be having fun

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Chipper commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 2:21pm

Best Noosa I've seen in a very long time this morning..... hope we see some more footage of that in coming days....... I need to get on a plane now!!!

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stunet commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 2:39pm

Same. It's killing me but I cant look away.

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Polly2 commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 3:35pm

Copy,
Out of the water since October and just getting back in.. plane, car whatever it takes !!

Ajp

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 6:32pm

"The models show all hell will break loose and they've been on the money so far."

Fuck Stu, give up the daytime drinking.
Models have been all over the place like a madwoman's shit.

The most authoritative tropical storm agency in the world has been made to look stupid.

Even now, models are showing outcomes totally opposing each other.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 6:44pm

Cyclones are nothing but spinning tops , flying around the globe on a whim. Even warm water doesn’t dictate their path.

Rio Tinto , BHP , Woodside , Chevron all get the best forecasts that ( a lot of ) money can buy.....and they’re always wrong.

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Bingdunlop commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 7:17pm

Spinning tops eh? Feel like bearish engulfing candles when you're in the middle of them though.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:40pm

I see what you did there.

The king of all patterns remains the Headless Chook.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:46pm

TA on a meteorological forecast.

Nice.

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Bingdunlop commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:52pm

You started it Blowin!

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:59pm

Wait till we all adjust our deltas on the potentiality of a landfall site... gammas ramp as it nears land... high end maths shit.

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mr mick commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 7:45pm

Up the lookout at Kirra at midday & counted 13 skis working the stretch!!
Surfed at Greenmount/Cooly some good ones, fairly peaky some with no wall, was a bit frustrating, looked nicer in the early session on vid.

Mr mick

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dangerouskook2000 commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 8:15pm

Hey if there's any ski drivers up coolie tomorrow morning can you give me a lift? Please. Thanks in advance. I'll buy you some beer

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mibs-oner commented Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 at 10:56pm

The bank ain’t looking so super

Mibs