5am significant buoy readings
1.6ft @ 12s from 167° (SSE)
2.1ft @ 14s from 169° (SSE)
A much broader fetch set up 6/27 starting near 60S to the SE of New Zealand. It stretched NNE to the subtropics behind a front by 6/29. The aim was direct and the fetch length and width were large. Surf potential in Hawaii is limited by the magnitude deficient winds, that grew seas near 20 feet. The winds were mostly in the lower to mid gale regions while south of 45S (that's pretty much where the southern tip of New Zealand sits) and near to low- end gales to the north of 45S.
Long period forerunners are due late Wednesday with the event filled in on Thursday from 180-200 degrees. It should peak on Friday a notch above average then drop to near average by Saturday from the same direction.
Below are the fetches maps of June 27, 28, 29 and 30 that show exactly what uncle Pat described. I don't think I'll go today, so I can't tell you exactly what the waves really look like, but what I can tell you is that between old and new swell, there will be waves.
7.6ft @ 9s from 55° (ENE)