I own 2 of these boards and they were the perfect first board for everyone in the family to learn on. Very stable and easy to use. It is a 9'6" board but still big enough to hold both my daughter and I at one time. We use ours both at the lake and the ocean harbors. The board is molded plastic so it can take a beating when in river or ocean rocky areas as well.The bungee set up is very convenient to hold all kinds of stuff. The neoprene deck is very comfortable if your paddling on your knees.
Bungee cargo area
Heavier than a rigid or inflatable board and a little awkward to carry.
No center fin (has 2 outside fins) which makes it a little harder to track if your looking for speed.
Exercise and touring