I first surfed the south shore. Waist high perfection like the photo shows.
Here's the clip of that wave to show how perfect and rippable it is. That's why I chose to drive instead of surfing the windswell at Hookipa. I also had to test that Pang and I really liked it.
In the afternoon I surfed an easterly exposure and it was already solid head high and very consistent. A lot of work.
On tap today: everything.
4.9ft @ 15s from 108° (ESE)
4.7ft @ 11s from 114° (ESE)
4.5ft @ 8s from 62° (ENE)
28.2ft @ 10s from 67° (ENE)
9.5ft @ 12s from 69° (ENE)
3ft @ 9s from 55° (ENE)
2.3ft @ 13s from 206° (SSW)
1.7ft @ 10s from 206° (SSW)
0.8ft @ 20s from 209° (SSW)
In fact, as Pat Caldwell says, there's a "Trio of tropical cyclones and active southern hemisphere pattern to make for an abundance of above average surf from around the compass."
The wind map shows exactly that, with the addition of a still a wide fetch down south (third day in a row, the swell in the weekend is gonna be good).
The most impressive reading is the North buoy: 28.2ft @ 10s from 67° (ENE) . That's because it's being hit directly by the hurricane force winds. Here's where Ignacio stands at 6.30am.
So you can surf north, east and also south. Plenty waves in Lahaina as the webcam shows below.
Good luck with your choice and happy surfing!