I would describe myself as an average experienced water sports person, and I have tried many types of boats and boards on the water, and I would hands down say using The Beach is my favorite. It has a GREAT amount of leg room; room for your snacks, camera and even pup! Its also incredible well balanced and stable on the water... VERY important for me as I often (always) bring my nice camera with me in the boat. One of my favorite things about the Oru is that it is completely foldable and fits inside a case that seconds as a backpack. My car is pretty tall, so getting a kayak to put on top of my car would require at least two people. Not with the Oru kayaks! It fits easily inside my car without even having to put any seats down. What's not to love about this amazing design and boat?