This kayak was a present for my 20 year old daughter. We live on a lake and have a place on a mountain river. calm water or movement matters not, this kayak tracks poorly and the short cuts are obvious, bad seat, hull is thin, not stable.
My husband and I have purchased three of these kayaks and are very pleased with how they handle. lake, river or ocean, I have bought a cheaper Pelican 10 ft. and the difference is night and day. Sun Dolphin wins hands down! You get what you pay for.