Can you guys weigh in on Peak4 vs. Cloud drift?
The Peak is like a Cloud only more so. I would say the step from Cloud to Peak is at least half again as much as the step between a 3 strut wave kite and a Cloud
If the wave is faster than the wind you have to fly the kite or ride the board to keep some line tension with both.
Peaks fly in less wind and like to sit deep downwind if you want them to so the angles downwind can be better.
If at some moments you are riding lines completely slack some structure in the kite improves your chance of recovery but the kite falls faster.
If you put it in the water in the conditions you are talking about the Cloud will at least float to shore if you release it and swim in. But is much easier to keep the Peak in the air.
I would not expect the closed leading edge water launching peak alternatives to relaunch if they go down in overhead surf or get washed by whitewater. If you stuff it in bigger waves you may lose your kite and bar.
For the price of a 3 4 or 5 you could try a peak.
I’ve gone back to srtutless kites for wave foiling except I still have a 3m Peak.