Gallery: Oma's two faces
Waiting.. on top the Kirra headland Wednesday afternoon, analysing each line of small swell rolling through in the few hours before dark. Timing the gaps between sets to see any hint of new cyclone swell from Oma.
The buoys are of no use at this hour, they're two hours delayed so any chance for a late surf was done on pure visuals. Unfortunately the swell didn't show before dark, with a limp 2ft+ of trade-swell pushing into the bank at Kirra.
Back online and Noosa pulsed just before dark and the buoys were all pinging with the new cyclone swell, though at dawn Thursday it was still 4ft or so. Things quickly changed with the arrival of the groundswell proper and the Goldy points pumped with shifty mixed sets between 4-6ft+ all day.
At dawn this morning the surf was on the pump again but things quickly change mid-morning as the swell from the southern flank of Oma jumped quickly and rapidly. Victory At Sea conditions prevailed and we're only just entering the start of the weekend's swell event.
Above photo from out mutli-talented developer Jono