How cheap is cheap? Caribbean is going to be pricey, just about anywhere. I like northern central Florida and southern north Florida. You can drive it in a day, and find reasonable rentals. OBX has a better shot at surf. New England and Nova Scotia have great surf potential and are not expensive, but it's bloody cold (personally, I don't mind that).
Black and littered with sea lions and naked old men.
Actually, I haven't been down to Black's since last September when I did my little crowd sourcing experiment, so I have no idea. Thanks by the way, I had friends in from out of town and had no idea the WCT (my ignorance of all things pro-surfing is profound) event was going on that weekend, so good call. We would have gone up North otherwise.
It ain't a secret if you put the name right in there...
LOL, I ganked it off the erBB, I don't know what end of a camera to point at people. I would have just linked it, but surfer mag has some re-direct when you try that. Din't even think to look at the name of the photo. J Ewing does good work. That's pretty much how all SDCo looked the last 2 days. Good stuff