I always swore I would not get one of these ugly, dangerous-in-the-waves, silly-looking hipster old-fart craft. However, I am quite old now, and I never cared about looking silly (anyone who does will not learn to surf).
I’m not a kayak person, but I wanted to go further than I can paddle my fish, and take stuff with me (or more to the point, bring it back). I also wanted something surf-like to do on flat days. Then I saw Yoga Girl (Rachel Brathen) doing yoga on one and that tipped it for me.
Mine is inflatable, because the solid ones are frankly a ridiculous price. I’ve been on it three times and fallen off A Lot. My legs and stomach burn, which is a good, good thing. YouTube saved me from the poo-man stance but otherwise I haven’t really got a clue. But it is so peaceful out there with just a paddle to work. Wish I had more time on the water – soon, soon. I might even surf it sometime.