I'm lucky, I live near MTB heaven- loads of wicked mountains and 6 months of sun baked trails If I lived near BIG surf and no mountains- I too would be a surfer, body boarder...etc, probably, then again, i've got this fear of the ocean- so maybe not ..??.
The MMM site was off air for about 8 months and a lot of people have not returned- I guess? or maybe they're just bored with MMM, I'm not really sure. My guess is tho, somebody will turn up soon they usually do... .