I agree with the general opinion that when landing in surf you should be able to control your boat without steering aids. Also, when landing you s/b riding in on the back of the wave, not surfing, so the question kinda becomes moot.
But one other thing to consider is that if you have sliding footpegs as rudder controls, you lose the leverage you get from fixed footpegs unless your rudder is retracted.
I would not consider a ruddered boat unless it had fixed pegs with toe controls for the rudder, because the times you need that leverage are the times when you can't stop to think about what your feet are doing to the rudder (e.g. in surf).
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