I surf right off the pier one night about 10 years ago. No trouble whatsoever. Go for it but don't tell your parents. I wouldn't recommend being high either. Very difficult to see the swells rolling in.
I actually scored it great. About chest high and GLASS. One of my friends almost drown that night cause she wasn't a great swimmer and not used to waves. All the drinking may also have been a factor. Pretty stupid looking back on it I guess. But one helluva goodtime at the time!