Watch and Learn, DO NOT, I MEAN DOOO NOT USED SET LINES UNLESS ITS OVERHEAD SURF! That is, unless you fish the west side of the pier, then be my guest. The first couple times you go out there, WATCH AND LEARN, ASK QUESTIONS. Even bring a pad and pen if i want, whatever works. A good way to have the locals not think of u as a tourist, is maybe share some sand fleas, cigs (during mack season) or maybe a couple squid to throw on the back of a ling jig. Only take someone seriously if they are fighting a fish. Get a good pair of POLARIZED glasses (i,e Costa del Mar's).. Dont expect greatness on ur first couple trips... takes a lil while to get used to.