- Kayak handled the waves OK
- Adjustable Foot brace (red latch on the right side) BROKE when I needed it most!?! The Red adjustment latch appears poorly made, designed and disconnected many times until it finally dislodged completely allowing the foot pedal to slide out of the track and on the floor of the kayak; I was able to save the foot brace (peg) from floating off but the red latch arm is gone…
- It flipped a few times and was unstable but again there were the 4 foot waves on the beach/breakers and it was my first time.
- The bow and cockpit hatches leaked a little but only a total of about three cups of water (cumulatively) managed to get into the cockpit and bow hatch but again there were some 3-4 foot waves crashing right on top of it.
Once I got out past the breakers (about a mile) it was smoother but you still had to watch out for large swells and the Drift Sock (anchor) was a must.
I took it out again on Saturday 7/11/2020 with around 3 foot waves reported, much easier, didn’t flip on the way in.
In general was fast but a little unstable in swells of 3-5 feet, perhaps experience will help. The map below shows my route about 1.5 miles off shore and the broken latch.