To the OP... Take surfJDog's advice, if I was going to be in the water Sat. I would help you out, but unfortunately work has taken over my entire existance...not necessarily a bad thing...i can take off on the days that are worth it, but it's def cutting into my water time.
I guess I'll be out $25 this weekend, my spot'll be all empty.
Just go where you see other surfers, particularly longboarders. Don't worry about pissing anyone off; I don't imagine you would be dropping in on someone if you are new at it. Just try to stay out of the way of others riding or going for a wave. If you go into the federal part (where you pay unless you already have a card), there are two yellow flags. You can't surf between them; that area is for swimmers and beachgoers only. Assateague is a good place to learn; it has very soft breaks. A couple hours before, during, and after low tide is the best time to surf @Assateague. Good luck!