I have ridden the waves in the Gulf of Mexico around Destin, FL in both my Tarpon 100 and 120. The skeg on the 120 catches too much of the wave and is a beast to manage. The 100, on the other hand, is a blast to ride the waves on. I zoom past boogie boarders and oftentimes surf all the way up to the sand and turn and paddle back out for more fun. I do get dumped every so often and will have to empty some water out afterwards but the 100 is a great compromise (I live 4 hours from the Gulf and don't want a dedicated surf kayak as I fish mostly). The Tarpon 100 is a fun boat to have out on the waves!
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