Once I got into an undesired crazy tilt ,such that half of the wing was outside the water, and I was still foiling at crazy speed like with a race board (@ mere 11 knots).
Based on that experience, I think that the strut (mast) does have a significant lift, provided it is tilted.
It is quite obvious that among the roll, pitch and yaw dynamics, the roll has the largest flat area perpendicular to the movement.
Given that the torque forces are applied to the mast and wing altogether, the roll move is sluggish.
Opposite to this, the pitch and yaw movements just need to overcome water "cutting" forces.
This is one of the main reasons why long lines are so helpful for starting. They enable a slow mast roll from horizontal to vertical position.
I think that any trial to make a speedy roll will end in a swipe out of the board.
So what works for me, on a close reach for example, I roll slowly by balancing my CG starboard and forward,
How much would be a matter of muscle memory trial and error learning, but at least I know what direction I have to move the CG .