I've been out to socal twice and didn't have any problem, well a little bit when I tried to surf malibu, but even that was ok in the end. I was mostly at Dana Point/Doheny (yup I got totally sick from the polluted water but the place is fun), San Onofre, which was pretty crowded, even at 7am, but still fun with a little patience, and Carrdiff. I went as early as I could and didn't have much of a problem with crowds. And no aggro-vibes. Though I guess I was a pretty mellow logging spots.