Assuming this is a real question, that depends. You gotta feel things out a bit, don't hog waves, etc. If you're a donkey, and you don't know right from wrong, just quit. Most of the time, paddling right to the peak is the courteous way to do it, to keep out of people's way. Now if you paddle right to the peak, sit on top of it, and go for every wave, you are indeed an A-Hulio and will get dropped in on eventually. A lot of times where I tend to surf, sitting right on top of the "peak" isn't where the best waves come through anyway. Sitting a little further towards the middle and waiting for good waves to wrap around the jetty is usually my call. It also offers-up the option to surf the left on a South swell, or a right on a NE swell. Forget about paddle battling for waves, that's retarded.