Ron Mc wrote:answering out of turn for Josh, it's his Perception Search 15, which I believe is about a dozen years old.
It's a fast boat and he puts it to good use.
Yup it's a 2007 Perception Search 15; 15' 0" in length and 29" in width (symmetrical hull where the widest portion is in between the seat pan and rear tankwell). IMO, my kayak is actually faster paddling backwards than forward. I've also noticed with my rudder deployed I lose 1/4 to 1/3 miles per hour due to it's drag. That doesn't sound like much, but it makes a difference out on the water in windy and choppy conditions.
When I started back in 2003 I weighed a buck 65 and taught myself how to stand in kayaks. So even now at 200 I can comfortably stand and fish from probably every stand up kayak on the market (less maybe Stealth Kayaks).
If you surfed and have decent sense of balance you should be good looking at more efficient kayak for coastal fishing. My Search is has almost no hull slap. More efficient hulls will be the quietest ones on the water. So, take a few for a spin and see what suits your needs.