I presented at the Lacy Veach Day of Discovery event earlier today - Noe had a regatta, and La and Marlon went to find a penguin suit (Marlon outgrew his old performance coat and slacks) - so after the event I came home and took a nap. Then I woke up and remembered the high tide was at 2:41 pm peaking at 1.7'. Everyone was still out so I drove out (holding my breath that it wasn't flat) - there was some energy - but you could barely call it knee high. The wind was Easterly at 10 mph or so (side onshore at WPB).
I was still able to catch these waves and got several long rides to shore. And as a bonus, with the CF1600 I was not even pumping - just making small corrections to stay with the bump, then turning when there was a surfer waiting for something they could ride or when the bump looked better the other way.
The 5'6" is just like a longboard (on foil scale). Definitely a keeper (although if the filleted rails that I'm putting on the 4'10" work there, I may make a 5'4" with the new rail and that can be the all arounder).
I would have been completely frustrated longboarding on a day like this. With the foil, this is still makeable even totally fun - I love foiling!!!