I have since moved to FL and the boat is just as good in the ocean. It is very stable, and allows for me to stand up and fish/paddle fairly easily after only a little practice.
I own 4 different kayaks and this is by far my favorite of them all.
Come to find out it's the discontinued Perception Caster - great reviews, and @ $350 less than the other 2 it came home with me. Overall I love the boat..a little wet when loaded but thats about all SOT. Handles and tracks great, works great as a fishing platform and hauls all my camp gear with ease.