Good sandbars can form around the jetties and the pier. Lefts and rights along this stretch take N/NE swells and SE windchop and prefer lower tides. From here south into Miami, the beachbreaks become pretty marginal and most Lauderdale surfers drive to get their waves.
Consistency is a problem in the Lauderdale area, yet Haulover is consistently crowded. Maybe it's so popular because of the flexible dress code adopted by some of the beachgoers here.