4am significant buoy readings
0.9ft @ 13s from 204° (SSW)
The first source intensified rapidly 6/22 S of New Zealand with a wide, long fetch of storm-force winds building seas to 40 feet as it entered the Hawaii swell window within 190-200 degrees east of the New Zealand shadow. The large area of storm-force winds continued over 24 hours. The system slowly weakened 6/23-24 with the head of the fetch of gales to severe gales nosing to near 45S, 170W. The system moved east of the Hawaii swell window as it weakened 6/25.
Below is the collage of the maps of June 22 to 25. The color legenda is:
red = fetch oriented directly towards us
blue = fetch not oriented directly towards us, but close enough that we should get some angular spreading
yellow = fetch that could be oriented towards us, but I don't really know for sure because it was off the great circle ray map
The start of a long period angular spreading swell means high inconsistency, so I didn't feel like waiting for a proper set (there's not many). Bit of onshore texture this morning in Lahaina. Check it yourself before going. The swell should build all day and it be significantly bigger tomorrow.
Wind map at noon. I apologize if yesterday I posted a wrong map.
North Pacific only has a windswell fetch.
south Pacific has a strong fetch which is partially oriented directly towards us (red circle) and partially to our east, but close enough for angular spreading (blue circle).