I love this kayak. I have used it in slow rivers, swifter rivers, lakes. Windy and not windy conditions. It is stable enough for me. I am 5'5", weigh 165. I have been able to move in all sorts of conditions. The only thing that I might change in the future, is get a rutter. It is made to add one. It might make those windy conditions just a little easier to move through.