This is a great entry level board for a rider who wants mixed use out of this board. It’s good for both flat water paddling and trying a few small waves.
It’s pretty wide, with a fair bit of volume in the rails. This helps to give stability for a sup newbie and makes it easy to paddle.
The SMIK E-Sea Rider has a low to moderate rocker throughout, which is good for flat water paddling. The rocker will also make it easy to get into your first waves and learn the fundamentals of surfing. It does have a V bottom for rail to rail turns when you start getting better.
It comes in a thruster fin (three fin) configuration. This gives extra glide for straight water paddling and greater traction and drive when turning.
The SMIK construction is Bamboo PVC composite. These boards have a really great finish, and a relatively light feel for their size and price.