Marlon and I hit it early today - we were out in the water well before the sun came out. The swell was a little bigger than I thought it was going to be - solid waist high. The tide was a lowering high at 1.4' and there was zero wind.
I had expected it to be knee high so I had brought the 5'6" and the Maliko 200. I took this out for a bit since it was already setup, despite the less than optimal (for this setup) conditions. First wave confirmed it - waves were too big. I was still able to control the foil and got some fun rides, but I was surfing less and wrestling with the lift more. After several waves, I rode one in and headed back to the van. I had brought the Iwa and the Kai tail and swapped them in and adjusted the mast forward. I paddled back out and all was right in the universe. Takeoffs were easy with no fear of breaching from too much lift; long rides with minimal pumping; torquey turns to go from section to section - what more can you ask for.
Marlon was catching everything, but got cold after I had paddled back out. He was back on the beach and took these pictures.
Totally fun session!!! Will hit it again tomorrow morning!!!