Playing survival is all about positioning. The playlist below lays out exactly where to be for all the survival locations. Click “Playlists” top left of the video link and find the survival you’re looking for.
If it’s not displaying for you the link is https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJWdbOJqkBI7aUyPrzqTC9vg_3aSVrzb4
The guides were made after 1.05 but the advice is largely the same. In my experience the NPC are more aggressive and smarter post 1.05, but only marginally and the guides layout a plan that effectively lines up the NPC for easy killing and this still works.
Thanks to YouTube user Nizkoo for making these available. These are the best guides I’ve seen for GTA online. As always bookmark, set up a homepage link for your smartphone or pretend this post never existed.