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Cyclone OMA

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Created by Gestalt 3 months ago, 19 Feb 2019
Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 11:27AM
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oh it's looking good.

ecmwf track map has it crossing between Burrum Heads and Noosa.


olskool
QLD, 1320 posts
19 Feb 2019 11:36AM
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40kts+ bet there wont be many sailing in that! Ive got a 4m naish hokua. But seriuosly wonder if ive got the ability to conquer such force n water conditions. Lowtide GB action id think

toeside
QLD, 69 posts
19 Feb 2019 12:22PM
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What's people's thoughts on Neil st

NotWal
QLD, 6912 posts
19 Feb 2019 12:23PM
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I was looking forward to a bit of testing wind on the weekend. 30 would have been more than enough. Forecast is for over 40

Where can I go to watch some ubermench take it on? Kites preferred. I have binoculars.

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:20PM
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either sandstone point of Thompson beach. may go to thompsons myself depends on rain.

Im so excited.....

Shifu
QLD, 1167 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:26PM
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This Ubermensch is heading to a body of water that is completely landlocked...



olskool
QLD, 1320 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:28PM
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toeside said..
What's people's thoughts on Neil st



Snicker snicker Holy F?#?.!! For real dude? Will get some pics of it in action.

olskool
QLD, 1320 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:34PM
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Gestalt, id like to see You n Sandstone in those conditions. Itll be a seething washing machine of whitewater as far as the eye can see.

Haircut
QLD, 6284 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:50PM
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Oh Ma!

Davox
QLD, 35 posts
19 Feb 2019 1:52PM
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toeside said..
What's people's thoughts on Neil st


too much water moving around and will be closing out across the bay, so I doubt it will be sailable. A better option is Redcliffe in those conditions.

OceanPitch
QLD, 142 posts
19 Feb 2019 2:28PM
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Gestalt said..
oh it's looking good.

ecmwf track map has it crossing between Burrum Heads and Noosa.



Hoping this doesn't happen to be honest mate and it follows the earlier models favouring a SE track taking Oma away towards NZ's North Island. Less ridiculous wind and swell hanging around for longer and a little less devastation to the coastline. Don't get me wrong I'm excited other than not being here the next 2 days but the wind off these low pressure systems even at +35knots is super gusty so unless you are Thomas Traversa is pretty manic to sail in.

AusMoz
QLD, 1075 posts
19 Feb 2019 2:33PM
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GB but guage it on the day. If too wild then i will hit the less known secret spot!!! To be continued!!!

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 3:52PM
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Gestalt, id like to see You n Sandstone in those conditions. Itll be a seething washing machine of whitewater as far as the eye can see.


yup, not my first big swirly thing.

mkseven
QLD, 2225 posts
19 Feb 2019 3:53PM
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& people ask why bother having little boards & sails you never use Years from now you don't go remember sailing that 20 knot breeze but you remember sailing the cyclones!

I can't see it following Bom's predicted path, the euro model is scary close to my thinking, hope im wrong. From what we saw at top of Moreton a few weeks ago there's been crazy high offshore water temps to keep it angry too.

Olskool Gestie was one of the few I saw that sailed the last cyclone that stopped by.

olskool
QLD, 1320 posts
19 Feb 2019 4:03PM
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Gestalt said..

olskool said..
Gestalt, id like to see You n Sandstone in those conditions. Itll be a seething washing machine of whitewater as far as the eye can see.



yup, not my first big swirly thing.


Copy that! Post some pics of the madness.

Reevesy
QLD, 139 posts
19 Feb 2019 8:35PM
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looking at a Friday mission to north end of Morton on the jetski from bribie. I need to see how this swell hit the bay and island.

JonesySail
QLD, 925 posts
19 Feb 2019 9:16PM
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Last cyclone was pretty good inside cotton tree, Can't say it was crowded! lot of east in it last time , if it's sth the lakes might be the go




Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 9:45PM
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OceanPitch said..

Gestalt said..
oh it's looking good.

ecmwf track map has it crossing between Burrum Heads and Noosa.



Hoping this doesn't happen to be honest mate and it follows the earlier models favouring a SE track taking Oma away towards NZ's North Island. Less ridiculous wind and swell hanging around for longer and a little less devastation to the coastline. Don't get me wrong I'm excited other than not being here the next 2 days but the wind off these low pressure systems even at +35knots is super gusty so unless you are Thomas Traversa is pretty manic to sail in.


it's really high tides too. surely some beaches will get damaged.

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 9:46PM
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mkseven said..
& people ask why bother having little boards & sails you never use Years from now you don't go remember sailing that 20 knot breeze but you remember sailing the cyclones!

I can't see it following Bom's predicted path, the euro model is scary close to my thinking, hope im wrong. From what we saw at top of Moreton a few weeks ago there's been crazy high offshore water temps to keep it angry too.

Olskool Gestie was one of the few I saw that sailed the last cyclone that stopped by.


i just sold my smallest board.... what was i thinking. where are you sailing for this one MK

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
19 Feb 2019 10:03PM
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AusMoz said..
GB but guage it on the day. If too wild then i will hit the less known secret spot!!! To be continued!!!



i sailed golden beach in the early 90's when a cat 1 cyclone landed near northern fraser island. there were 1m waves rolling down the passage and my car was rocking from side to side in the carpark. i borrowed a 3.7m sail from deiter. only 3 of us out. it was insane. the thing that stood out the most was the lack of current. the tidal surge negated the current usually felt in the passage. it was a little wierd to stack it and not drift.

it's odd that every storm we've gotten has been completely different. the 50knot storm at wello a few years back had reduced visibility. it was erie to sail.

some lows have been with full blue sky and sunshine but so windy the water turns to mist behind the fin.

lungs
QLD, 473 posts
19 Feb 2019 10:06PM
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Davox said..

toeside said..
What's people's thoughts on Neil st



too much water moving around and will be closing out across the bay, so I doubt it will be sailable. A better option is Redcliffe in those conditions.


if its SE then queens will be the go, if pure S then suttons, margate, or woody point sailing club.

bowsa
QLD, 540 posts
20 Feb 2019 6:15AM
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Beachmere

AusMoz
QLD, 1075 posts
20 Feb 2019 6:22AM
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I just hope it doesn't dissapoint us all at the last minute windwise. Love to do some Gps PB'S at GB again!!!

olskool
QLD, 1320 posts
20 Feb 2019 6:38AM
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AusMoz said..
I just hope it doesn't dissapoint us all at the last minute windwise. Love to do some Gps PB'S at GB again!!!

Tides are high around midday for Friday n Saturday. So unless youre doing a dawn patrol or have a miners light. Smooth water may be hard to find.

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
20 Feb 2019 6:45AM
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AusMoz said..
I just hope it doesn't dissapoint us all at the last minute windwise. Love to do some Gps PB'S at GB again!!!


my hope is the narrow piece of land at bribie gets washed away creating a new bar similar to what it used to be like back in the day.

used to be an amazing spot to sail.

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
20 Feb 2019 6:59AM
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Glad I didn't sell my 5.1 Reflex now

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
20 Feb 2019 7:27AM
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How wide is the strip of Bribie at GB now? not been there for a long time. This could make it even closer to washing through.

Haircut
QLD, 6284 posts
20 Feb 2019 7:42AM
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it might sort out the beaches. i wonder if we'll end up with another 40ft cliff at narrowneck. I hope it gives us back the epic kirra gutter that we only got to enjoy for a month last time

Gestalt
QLD, 12079 posts
20 Feb 2019 7:50AM
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Pretty sure the gutter is fully functioning now. Was there a few weeks back.

Gestalt
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20 Feb 2019 7:52AM
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fitz66 said..
How wide is the strip of Bribie at GB now? not been there for a long time. This could make it even closer to washing through.


cant be much. Looks pretty thin on google maps.

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
20 Feb 2019 8:20AM
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Yeah like 30 metres



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