I think this board has everything you need to get out on the surf comfortably and consistently. Do you ever paddle super hard just to get out there and catch a bad wave? Luckily for you you've stumbled across this review which will tell you all the great things that this board has to offer. Including the consistency and effectiveness when it comes to catching waves. It provides a smooth and quite slow motion kind of experience. Since the body of the board is a bit wider than most you could just take a break out in the ocean without feeling like you're going to sink. Overall if you'd like a boat in the shape of a surfboard than this is most definitely the board for you. It's an experience like that of floating on air.