The Scuppro is a sit on top kayak so if you are washed off you can get right back onboard in a matter of seconds. Divers do this all the time. In a Sea Kayak and you blow a roll you are swamped. This feature enabled me to get closer to the rough ocean swells and rocks. Don’t try this unless you are able to deal with these conditions as the can be dangerous. Be safer and go further with Scuppro kayaks.