I've had this board for years. It's stable and reasonably fast. It makes a good, reasonably tough cruiser that's pretty stable in chop. I recently rode it 90 miles down the Hudson River. It bore my gear well, although I had to install some tie-downs in the rear. You would do well with this board if you wanted a board to cruise everywhere. The flatwater nose means it can't surf, but it can do pretty much anything else. I would like a little more buoyancy in the nose for heavier chop, but the board isn't really designed for that anyway.
Excellent gliding through rough waves and conditions very stable Cuts nicely through water Down side no handles for two person carrying a bit awkward packing chips easy but love it