i surfed at home (ocnj) for the first time post-storm this past thursday. it felt weird, like i shouldn't be doing what i was doing. probably the first (& hopefully only) time i've felt guilty going surfing, but i definitely needed it after a solid week of recovery/clean up work.
I don't think you should have felt guilty at all man. Surfing in your hometown after a week of cleanup and recovery? If anything you DESERVED to be out catch some nice waves and shredding. I can only imagine how much damage was done up there, and what people are going through. If I were a millionaire, I'd donate as much time and money as possible to helping the cause - but if it's good surf - I'm in the water.