I wanted to test the stability of the board with the foil inserted. It was pretty stable - I didn't have an issue paddling it around. I felt that I could have paddled into a wave - which is good news (this board isn't too small for me at 189# - it isn't a no-brainer, but it is on the doable range of paddling.
The wind got weak on me and I figured it would be best if I headed in - I ended up downwind of where I started so I took a short walk of shame. But that said, I am hopeful that I can get more practice under my belt and with the additional experience, this will all start to click.
Not bad for a first outing!!! And it felt good to windsurf Kailua again after all these years.