Yeah, well if you're for real. Stay away from R.P. You won't have any better luck at Haggerty's either. The crew is more affluent but just as effluent. Rat beach, Torrance, Burnouts and the Avenues are O.K. and there have been some decent sandbars this winter. The Cove is always mellow in comparison to the others.
If you're a troll...you've done your homework.
If your not, ditch the NSP and start traveling around the hill.
The Cove is mellow, but there is also a core group of locals, mostly older guys, that will make it hard for you to get waves (if you're on a shortboard you can forget it) and they will let you know in no uncertain terms if you breech etiquette.
It's also very crowded until it gets DOH, then...well I surfed two days this winter by myself out there- that Big Wednesday in December and the recent swell which claimed the life of a fisherman. I guess the fact that there is not a real open channel, the waves have a lot of water, and unavoidable cleanup sets discourages most folks. So if it's DOH come on down, I could use the company. If it's head high or under, come by yourself, with respect and expect it to be very crowded. Unless you're a competent surfer expect there to be someone else already on every wave.