The forecast said the South Shore surf was going to be really small for the foreseeable future, but that there was some leftover residual energy still lingering today. I figured I should grab a few while they are still around.
The forecasters weren't kidding. Maybe thigh high on the sets. Super light southerly wind flow. Dropping tide - probably 1.5' and dropping fast when I was out there between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
I did pick up several waves - all I needed was a small concave section that didn't have a flat spot in front of it and off I went. After I caught the wave, it was like any other time - milking energy from unbroken sections of the wave. Of the eight or so I caught, I was able to take five of them to shore. I mitigated touching bottom on the paddle outs by just paddling the board upside down.
I had fun and I think I've found the bottom end of the range for this board/foil combo. Having the 5'6" and all the extra paddling power it has really helped - its the "longboard" equivalent (and the longboarders were even having a hard time catching anything rideable). If the waves continue to diminish, I'll likely pick up windsurf wave foiling again - shorter drive to Hickam after work than trying to get to North Shore.