It's proven perfectly capable of 6 mile round trip paddles in choppy waters and has been launched off some rocky beaches without a scratch.
You can see video clips of the boat being put to the test on Youtube at:
More to be added over the summer so check my channel periodically (aklish89).
I cut off the skeg and added an NRS backband and thigh straps to maximize performance. New D-ring placements may be necessary to get good thigh strap placement depending on your leg length. Definitely a good buy, especially with some of the deals to be had out there. If you are looking for something more exciting then your old tub of an IK, but aren't sure about going to a hardhsell, this is the ticket!! That was exactly where I was at - looking for something that would allow me to push further, especially in surf play without having to go to a hardshell.
I am so psyched that I came across the Airis boats on the web and recognized the potential. It was a gamble because I couldn't find anything saying that the boat was good in whitewater. But the more I looked at the pictures of the flat bottom and the broad bow the more I became convinced that this was the next step in inflatables. I can't be more happy with the purchase.