Can't be that bad, here's how I know. I remember a couple of years ago we were surfing the inlet one day in July mid day. If I was at the inlet mid day during the summer I must have been really desperate. I didn't have to leave my home spot once this year which tells me that this summer was at least better than that one.
3 days of chest high all summer, and a ton of tiny "fragile" little knee high lines that lasted an hour or two at low tide, was to me pretty much as bad a summer as I can remember.