I know what you mean! I loved Autumn and Spring (just because of the slightly warmer weather but still great surf). Strangely it's the winter that I love most here in Oz. It's cooler (down to 6°C in the mornings so not cold), but the surf is epic, it's much less crowded, you get big, clear blue skies for weeks on end (plus endless offshore). I'm not complaining about the Summer at all - love the guaranteed heat. 40°C days are not as fun as you might think though.