The 12’6″ Coastal Cruiser is designed to be the ultimate all around board. It works good in flat water, great downwind, stable in rough conditions, and has a shortboard outline and good amount of nose rocker enabling it to surf better than the average 12’6″. It is also equipped with 6 leash plugs on the nose so you can tie down all your gear when departing on an excursion. If we had to put it in one category it wouldn’t let us.