I don't like to frustrate myself with small waves (less than solid waist-high). When it gets small it's time for fishing and spearing. Problem with this summer so far is all the rain we've had--it's made the water really cloudy.
I took a long lunch today, grabbed my spearing gear and headed to WB South End. The water looked pretty clear from the beach but it turned out really silty no matter how far out I went, less than 4' of vis. At least I got to go swimming, I guess.