There was actually a decent swell in (could have done some damage on the outside with a conventional surfboard - I didn't paddle out there because I had the Infinity 76 - I should swap it out for the Gamma). I had several rides - and I could feel the foil reacting to the energy in the waves, or when I got into a good pumping rhythm. Definitely able to control lift better now - back foot pressure is a thing in foiling. I didn't use my rash guard and my stomach skin got some good deck pad rash. I'm definitely a convert.