Cyclone Oma has delivered a 10.5 metre monster swell this morning which equalled the second largest ever recorded off the Sunshine Coast.
Cyclone Oma has delivered a 10.5 metre monster swell this morning which equalled the second largest ever recorded off the Sunshine Coast.

Wave buoy measures monster swell

THE second-largest wave ever recorded at the Mooloolaba wave buoy off Yaroomba was equalled at around 11am today.

The 10.5 metre monster hit the buoy, which sits in 32 metres of water, after a string of single swells in the past day topped 7.5 metres.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Gray said four to six metre waves and possibly higher could be expected across the weekend.

 

A surfer about to take a pounding at this Mooloolaba left hander aptly named 'Deadman's'.
A surfer about to take a pounding at this Mooloolaba left hander aptly named 'Deadman's'. Warren Lynam

Surfers reported smaller conditions in the run up to today's 10.04am high tide at Noosa.

However that was expected to change as the swell direction shifted back to more straight east.

Conditions remained generally around four to six metres offshore with an easterly two to three metre swell in shore increasing to four to five metres off shore.

Saturday would see seas from three to four metres increasing to five to six metres and easterly swell at two to three metres, increasing to four to five metres off shore with similar conditions Sunday.



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