Surfing solo can be scary and also problematic regarding where to line up. I like it when there are two or three folks spread out. I don't mind a peak with five to eight surfers as long as the waves are consistent and long rides can be had, to keep the lineup happy and the rotation easy. It's those summer days with long lulls and lots of kooks that make it a chore, but if you have a good frame of mind, that can still be very entertaining. Just don't think you are going to go out there and catch set wave after set wave, be patient, and fun can be had in almost all crowds. If it's a full on zoo, yell "Party Wave, EVERYbody Go!" on the first wave of the set, every so often.