One of the reasons I really like kiting. I rarely have the patience to surf in a line up on a reef break, too much waiting and arguing for my tastes.
Kiting lets me get way out into the big waves quickly, and there's plenty of waves. Even if a certain break gets a little busy, it's a quick tack or two to get to the next break, and there's 9 miles of breaks on the north shore in the winter.
This may change if kiting gets more popular, but usually the only scarcity while kiting waves is a buddy to help launch and land, and maybe to help drag in the debris when you loose it in a big wave.
I think this is why I find kiters to be generally pretty friendly when you travel, vs surfers tend to be a bit more insular. Could be just me though.