This was the very first board that I ever purchased. It was a great beginner/intermediate board and a great value. For aourn $1000, I got the board, a carbon paddle and a leash (plus free shipping).
Easy to balance on and moves through the water well. Comes with three fins and i loved the paddle.
It started to turn a little yellow. This probably would not have happened if I had protected from the sun.
I used it on fresh water lakes in NY