I rented this board up at Lake Tahoe. At 30 lbs, not too bad to carry to the water by yourself if you have long arms to reach the handle. The board is very stable and tracks through the water keeping the line you want effortlessly. The hull displaces the water helping with that, but it does have a tendency to dive into the water and waves which makes it more stable, but slows you down in the process. Excellent durability and build quality, this is a great board for a beginner and intermediate riders for its stability. Not the fastest board, but great for a comfortable stroll on the Lake.