Up here in Myrtle....when I was young and it was blowing hard...we'd get one of our parents to drive us 3 miles north or so....then we would drift surf down and get out and walk back to the house. If it was cold we'd hit a hotel hot tub on the way down. Most of the time, by the time we got out, we'd stay out. Makes for a better time when you aren't worn out from the current...and just go with the flow.