Hi Papa J:
Wow, what a bunch of "gung ho" guys that have chimed in here.
I would agree with most of what they say.
I'm not sure if windsurfing will big on Grand Cayman, but if you cannot find it there,
there are other options.
I wish we could somehow get you into a "A Taste of Windsurfing" at some point because as the others suggest, learning to windsurf, on your own, without modern equipment and modern instructional methods (like we use in "A Taste of Windsurfing") the learning curve can be tough and frustrating.
If you get the right kind of instruction, and then get yourself some "easy to progress on" gear, there is no reason you cannot windsurf and progress to fully planing in fairly short order, without all the hassles and frustration.
Where do you live (USA?).
We'll have a schedule out in a couple of days on the 2008 Sailworks/Starboard Demo tour and "A Taste of Windsurfing" events.
Basically, we will be doing the "A Taste of Windsurfing" events in Dallas, TX,
Austin, TX, Worthington, MN, and Plattsburgh, NY.
If not, make a trip to Hatteras, and we'll have you sailing around in an hour.
Hope this helps,