I feel your pain. I decided to go to a stupid Country concert and got so drunk that I couldnt drive for ****. I couldnt enjoy myself knowing that there were chest high barrells all day. one of the worst disappointments to date....
I can honestly say, I have never been too hungover to surf. No matter how hammered/messed up I was and how I late I stayed up, I went out. If you live on the East Coast, you can't pick and choose your days. Even if you feel like complete sh&! you have to make the effort to go out; I always felt better (at least for a little bit) while surfing. I turned 30 this year and like the other guys said, I don't drink a lot or at all when I know I'm gonna get up and surf the next morning; it's just not worth it to feel like garbage in the lineup. It sucks you missed the surf, but thanks for the sacrifice and I wouldn't expect too much sympathy on the forum.
You gotta find a way to get it done. Missing anything cool due to hangover is unacceptable. Missing good surf for a hangover is gd blasphemous. Follow the advice of all the others or simply just punch yourself in the face. Piss poor effort man. Piss poor.