I've been using the Stylus for a number of years, however, the board changed shape for 2018. For a board made for light wind, and most likely flat water, it performs pretty well in choppy, open ocean water. We have one that we use for lessons in light wind, so I've got a pretty good amount of time using it. I've tended to only the ride the larger size (160) as I'm 230 lbs, but the 150 is also pretty nice, too. And even though I mostly use it in light wind, it's also pretty easy to jump with it, too. There's just enough rocker to eat the chop and make it playful, which is somewhat novel for a big board. Good luck on your search and let me know if you have more questions.