As predicted, the sets were inconsistent, but when they came they were solid. This is the biggest I saw: double overhead The buoy was reading around 2.2ft 20s, which shows the incredible amplification power of 20s period.... I will never forget that 4ft 20s south swell that made triple overhead waves at Dumps and quadruple overhead ones at La Perouse. I almost feel like coming up with a new rule of thumb: at 20s, each foot means a head, but no... it depends too much on the spot.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion
0.7ft @ 12s from 213° (SW)
Tiny amount of SW energy at Barbers, check the Lahaina webcam if interested.
8.1ft @ 15s from 278° (W)
6.2ft @ 17s from 305° (WNW)
5.8ft @ 17s from 309° (WNW)
4.7ft @ 17s from 318° (NW)
Again, this swell is pretty west (check the direction at the NW buoy!), which means that Hookipa is going to be the biggest spot (other than Jaws which, I think, will have some breakers) with the size decreasing progressively towards Kahului. Consistency will be low, that too decreasing while moving west down the coast. The wind should be calm at Hookipa until around 9am, make the most of it, as we have a week of strong trades ahead.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).
North Pacific has a small/weak NW fetch and an interesting NE one.
South Pacific's south fetch is getting weaker (still pretty wide though), while there's a new and rare SE one which will be mostly blocled by the Big Island.