Our new kayaks felt great to paddle. It's been years since I paddled a single kayak, and I certainly feel the need to brush up on my basic skills, high and low braces, wet entries/exits, and also paddling the kayak in rougher water. We had pretty tame conditions today, apart from a few minor current riffles. The cockpits on our Marlins are smaller than many which is really nice as we are smaller than many, and thus fit snuggly in with feet, thighs, hips and back well braced. I felt I had good control over the kayak, but would undoubtedly find rougher water challenging until I bring my paddling skills up to speed. Lots to work on, just the way we like it.
Our kayaks on the beach near Maianbar