I love this boat. I bought my first one 5 years ago. I now own 3 of them, and am always looking for another. I use it mostly for whitewater, but also use for surf, and sometimes short trips on lakes. I have several other boats for that(lakes). I work in the school system and use it for teaching. This is a great boat for many uses. I will have a trailer load of them before I am through. I have several friends that have bought one after using mine. It is a good all around play boat and safe for kids. Try one you'll love it. Have fun!