If you go in the summer, May thru Sept., expect the well known breaks to be crowded. The level of surfing is well above what you experiance on the east coast. There are a lot of guys surfing on a pro level. However, you can find less crowded breaks off the beaten path. It is a good idea to hire a local to drive you around for this. It cost me $100 plus gas to have a local pro surfer drive us all around the island all day and night for a week. Best $ I ever spent. We surfed spots I would have never found in 2 months of going it alone. When I go back, I plan on doing the same again.