Here's what it looked like as we were unloading the boards:
The new board feels pretty sweet. Super stable but controllable. I got my feet under me a couple times but mostly in the shore break where it was really churning so no chance (for me) of actually staying on my feet. One wave that I thought I was going to catch I waited too long to stand up and nose dived as I was getting up.
All in all an OK day out on the water (although my brother was freezing I found it pleasant, being from a colder clime) but it would have been nicer if we had better waves or had been there during the lower tide.