I have to admit I’m pretty bummed that I didn’t get to shoot the peak of the swell provided by cyclone Oma over the weekend.
A sick daughter and being amidst house renovations meant that I was homebound, as I saw imagery filter through my social media, of some of the biggest waves ridden along my home-town coastline in a long while. I did however, get to sneak away on Friday before the swell peaked and shoot some photos from the iconic hill that looks over Kirra Point.
When a cyclone swell hits the Gold Coast, locals line the beaches, roads and hills to watch the action. We are a surfing city and everyone is either paddling out to get the wave of a life time or cramming in shoulder to shoulder to watch.
I was catching up with a friend for lunch in Coolangatta on Friday and grabbed my camera at the last minute in case we decided to wander up and watch the waves afterwards. After battling up the stairs of Kirra Hill (with my 29 week baby bump) and camera, we squeezed through the crowd to watch some incredible lines roll through and some of the best swell I’d had the pleasure of shooting in a long time. I only shot for 10-15 minutes but I was so stoked to leave with a few frames to remember cyclone Oma.
I hope you enjoy…