I have been using the Tarka for more than a year and have found it to be a wonderful and versatile kayak. I find it very comfortable, extremely stable and a great all-rounder. It has been used on flat river water, I have used it for multi day kayaking, 100km (62 miles), 4 days, down the Orange River with some small rapids and weirs, there was enough space to pack all the necessary gear for the trip. I also use in the Knysna lagoon and performs very well in sea conditions including for fishing. I would certainly highly recommend this kayak.