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It was a wild week in Australia's Gold Coast. Surfline athletes have attended Cyclone Oma in the last few days as they are pumped day by day to surf the myriad parts of the sand in the area.
"Cyclone Oma sunk south through the week, entering the Queensland swell window with a maximum intensity of 75 knots and satellite observations of 50 knots from the area's winding window," Surfline forecaster Mike Watson explains. "The total wind field was quite expansive, with a large expanse of the force of phenomena that covered much of Corallenia off the coast of Queensland."
This is too much air over much water, which all surfers want to see. "All of this created an extremely energetic swelling event," says Watson. "As we hit Thursday, we saw a more east-northeast swelling direction, but as Oma sunk to the south, set a mixture of more east-northeast-east to southeast swam for Friday, which has actually favored the most protected points / bays along Goldie. The winds were also southern that also favors the best conditions in many of Gold Coast's key points. "
And that's not all. "Despite the fact that Oma is weakened and will likely dissolve in the next 24-36 hours, the extensive wind field will continue to flow through the weekend," says Watson. "What is left of Oma will eventually be pursued in the north-northwest and we will go to more Eastern commercial inflated surfing types for next week." Kala NEA Commercial pounds will blow straight to the coast for several days, so there will be no shortage surf for Gold Coast for quite some time. "
View: Gold Coast Forecast
Storm Location / Movement: It is located near Vanuatu before the south-southwest. (In Time, 367NM East of Brisbane.)
Peak Wind: 75 knots.
Peak Seas: Satellite confirmation of the 25-foot seas.
Travel time: 12-24 hours
Height, Season, Direction: Palm Beach Flag from Queensland: 10 feet in 10-13 seconds. East-northeast blends east-northeastern / eastern and southeast slopes. Maximum wave height about 23 feet.
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