I was greeted by large crowds and low winds with nice soft rolling waves. The crowd was friendly and largely comprised of beginner surfers and their more experienced friends. It was easy to get waves, and I caught many, catching my groove within the first hour of two and a half. It was awesome, and the whole experience was a great example of maximizing the ratio of doing fun things to travel. It was less than an hour each way to the beach, and I had the rest of the late afternoon at home.