I have paddle-boarded numerous times in my life and have never found it difficult. But, living in a city rather than by the coast, I decided to go for a relatively cheap board in case I never use it. Went to order the blue, but it was sold out so had to opt for the pink - was apprehensive about the colour, but I actually love it! Arrived quickly, all the pieces were there, and I took it out for its maiden voyage on a Cornish beach a few days later. It is so easy to inflate - the instructions are really clear. Found it hard work getting it to the recommended pressure, definitely needed a bit of elbow grease! But rock solid once done. The board is a few inches wider than the average, which makes it very stable. My only minor niggle is that the extendable handle of the paddle doesn't stay perfectly in place - moves around slightly as you use it, because the grip that should hold it in place isn't quite strong enough. But in every other respect, this is a brilliant board for beginners, and great value for money.
Perfect for beginners. Really impressed with the quality and you get a lot for your money. Would highly recommend.