I'm very fortunate that the naval base where I work is right on the beach. I bring my board to work at least three times a week and am able to put in a morning, noon, or late afternoon session. Sometimes I'll go out twice. Free parking and no crowds. I count my blessings. Getting out in the morning before work, now that the showers have been turned back on, is nice.
My board is strapped to the ceiling of my van so it's a matter of swell. Past few years, opportunity was there but no waves. everytime I open my truck, I see what's missing in my life.