VB has 12 surfshops if you count coastal edge twice, s&a and Pungo, include Juice Box and RK's. That's a lot of boards, so following that they sell some of them, there is bound to be a few people on it when it's up (crappy or slightly better than crap). The reason we don't see a lot of surfers during the winter months is because for the fortunate, they can afford to fly to PR, Azores, Barbados, South America and HI and crowd up their breaks. And ofcourse the guys that can't take the cold stay out. Regardless, there are crowds everywhere so to get bent out of shape over it is futile.