I have a Tarpon 100 and have had it is some heavy water in large reservoirs. I have not had mine off shore. I have found that it rides well over most waves I have dealt with. I am 6' and 210 lbs plus about 40 lbs of gear. It has been great for me. Scuppers work great at self bailing. Steering is very responsive with the paddle. Again this is all in big chop reservoir water maybe up to 2 ft. Hope this helps.