Whether we're paddling the surf off Malibu the bay behind our summer cabin or the creek outside of town the Ocean Kayak Malibu 11. 5 Kayak keeps things easy for us. The Malibu's 11-foot 5-inch length makes it easy to store easy to transport easy to carry and easy to paddle for shorter distances on easier waters. As a sit-on-top it's easy to get on and off which also makes self-rescues easier than re-entering a flooded sit-inside kayak in the middle of the lake. For those of us worried about tippy kayaks the Malibu has a wide base for initial stability and a hull that's designed for stability in the surf too. Finally it's also comfortable with a built-in AirGo seat pad and AirComfort backrest and molded-in foot wells with calf rests--and even built-in cup holders to keep our favorite beverages close at hand when we're paddling catching fish or just out catching some rays.