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but you might also consider the Feelfree Nomad. I've used these in the UK for short coastal paddles (< 8 miles) and for surfing (in < 2ft high waves). They are very stable and the nice thing about SOTS is that self rescue is easy. (a useful feature for surfing). Of course at ~10ft long these boats are quite slow, but if you are not planning on long distance paddles or need to cover a distance in the shortest time, then these things are fine (a pleasure even).
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