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Danger warnings as storm watchers are repeatedly smashed by heavy waves created by cyclone Oma 

Thrill-seeking beachgoers are risking their lives for a bit of fun among ferocious tides caused by Cyclone Oma.

All beaches in the Gold Coast remain closed as severe weather warnings continue to stay in place in the area.

However, daredevil surfers and beachgoers have continued hitting the waves and defying beach bans even though it could lead to police charges. 

Groups of people have been spotted crouching behind old sea walls at Snapper Rocks in Rainbow Bay as large waves crash over them.

In video obtained by Seven News one local was caught by surprise as large waves continuously wiped him out.  

In video obtained by Seven News one local was caught by surprise as large waves continuously wiped him out

Thrill-seeking beachgoers are risking their lives for a bit of fun among ferocious tides caused by Cyclone Oma

Thrill-seeking beachgoers are risking their lives for a bit of fun among ferocious tides caused by Cyclone Oma

All beaches in the Gold Coast remain closed as severe weather warnings continue to stay in place in the area

All beaches in the Gold Coast remain closed as severe weather warnings continue to stay in place in the area

Daredevil surfers and beachgoers have continued hitting the waves and defying beach bans even though it could lead to police charges

Daredevil surfers and beachgoers have continued hitting the waves and defying beach bans even though it could lead to police charges

The man is seen sitting in a rock pool before he attempts to scramble his way out of the pool and away from the crashing waves.

As waves continue to hit the rough concrete wall, the man finds himself knocked out by waves as his friends urge him to move away.

According to The Gold Coast Bulletin, the activity is common practice when parts of the coast are hit by large swells.

Participants put themselves at risk of injury as the strength of the waves could sweep them across the rough rocks and concrete.

Surf life savers are urging people to stay away from beaches and to avoid placing their lives at risk.

Not only are people putting their lives at risk, they also face being charged with public nuisance offences if caught entering restricted areas.

The severe weather warnings also hasn’t stopped fearless surfers from hitting the waves as a number of surfers were seen riding unusually high swells on Saturday.

Groups of people have been spotted crouching behind old sea walls at Snapper Rocks in Rainbow Bay as large waves crash over them

Groups of people have been spotted crouching behind old sea walls at Snapper Rocks in Rainbow Bay as large waves crash over them

Groups of people have been spotted crouching behind old sea walls at Snapper Rocks in Rainbow Bay as large waves crash over them

Groups of people have been spotted crouching behind old sea walls at Snapper Rocks in Rainbow Bay as large waves crash over them

Footage taken by beachgoers show dozens of people at shore watching in awe surfers took to a stretch of coast at Kirra where waves reached up to 13 metres

Footage taken by beachgoers show dozens of people at shore watching in awe surfers took to a stretch of coast at Kirra where waves reached up to 13 metres

Surf Life Saving Queensland's Jason Argent however warned amateur surfers to leave the risky stuff to the professionals 

Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Jason Argent however warned amateur surfers to leave the risky stuff to the professionals 

Footage taken by beachgoers show dozens of people at shore watching in awe surfers took to a stretch of coast at Kirra where waves reached up to 13 metres.     

Former world champion surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Mark Occhilupo were among the brave souls who took to the waves, ABC News reported.

The surfers made sure to take safety precautions and were supervised by assistants riding on jet skis.

The Bureau of Meteorology announced on Saturday that Oma had downgraded from a tropical cyclone to a subtropical system, but severe weather warnings still remain.

Footage taken by beachgoers show dozens of people on the shore watching in awe as fearless surfers hit the waves

Surfers are seen riding waves as Oma brings unusually high tides

Footage taken by beachgoers show dozens of people on the shore watching in awe as fearless surfers hit the waves

The Bureau of Meteorology reported waves had been reaching 13m high as of Friday 

The Bureau of Meteorology reported waves had been reaching 13m high as of Friday 

The system is currently 700km east of Brisbane and the area is expected to continue experiencing strong winds and high tides for the next two days.

‘Locally damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km per hour are likely about the exposed coast and islands between Sunshine Coast and the Qld/NSW border today,’ the BoM said.

The wind gusts could extend to the southern border ranges, inland to about Springbrook and Tamborine Mountain.

Residents along parts of the Queensland and NSW coasts have been warned to stay away from beaches as gale force winds whip up metre high waves. 

The activity is common practice on the Gold Coast when parts of the coast are hit by large swells

The activity is common practice on the Gold Coast when parts of the coast are hit by large swells

Daredevil surfers were seen riding unusually high swells at Kirra on Saturday despite the threat of gale force winds and dangerous surf conditions 

Daredevil surfers were seen riding unusually high swells at Kirra on Saturday despite the threat of gale force winds and dangerous surf conditions 



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