The 2011 IBA Pipeline Pro is ON today, but not at Pipeline or Backdoor. The North angle of the swell is pushing the Ehukai sandbar back towards Gums, and a strong rip current is running directly through the Pipeline lineup. Organizers have opted to run the first three rounds of competition at the beach park, where the conditions are much more contestable. Watch the event live on the IBA World Tour site.
A new swell is already showing on the Northwest Hawaii buoy (9 feet at 16 seconds NNW), so hopefully it can work some magic overnight and push the sand back towards Pupukea. Day two is looking like a go for Friday.