Actually I surfed amidst 8 SUPers, and only missed out on two waves this morning due to a couple of them being in better position and getting in earlier. That stuff happens anywhere there are good waves, unless you are alone. I avoided the crowd at the Pier, and scored some good surf at a once long ago semi-secret spot, now overrun by SUPers. (sounds like a poor trade off, but where I went was more consistent, bigger, and most of the SUPers cant surf). My point is: When there is a will there is a way.