Could this be mere coincidence, or some greater forces at work!?
Looks like the South Atlantic buoy (@buoy41044) is about to get slammed with near 30-foot swell wave heights, which means significant wave heights will be even bigger. A peek at the offshore Cape Canaveral buoy (@buoy41010) model shows a similar pattern, with a solid East swell building through the weekend, rotating towards a more Northeasterly swell direction as it subsides.
The Masonboro Inlet (@buoy41110) model has the swell peaking Sunday morning at 6.2 feet at 16 seconds (ESE 114°), then quickly declining through Monday.
While the Montauk Point (@buoy44017) forecast peaks a few hours later at 9.8 feet at 15.3 seconds (SE 140°).