Hans Olav Hygen
With no experience, we bought two of these boards. First couple of trips was on flat water in a small lake. Next trip was me and my daughter on a river, the feel of the current was a daunting at first, but the board was stable and easy for a beginner. We have also tried it in the sea, with the same surprisingly ease.One major drawback is that Norway isn't listed in the countries here so I had to take Sweeden as the closest country!