To try and understand why people wingfoil. I have been prone foiling for 3 years. I'm learning to wingfoil. The wind was to light for me today so I went out to try and prone foil in the waves. In a half hour I got maybe 8 waves, each one tangled in kelp and didn't ride for more than 2 seconds each time. There was a good wingfoiler out who was the only one able to get up in the light wind. He was on foil for the entire half hour and riding little one footers the whole time.
Ask away here or on standupzone. It's sometimes hard to register, but worth your time. Lots of good info over there.
Do you have any gear yet? What size foil? What is the typical wind speed you see?