The Combat is in fact two boards in one. The main board has high sidewalls making it easy to paddle and the construction method allows you to put high pressure (15psi) into the board so its stiff as can be. Riot then added patent pending flip-up skeg to the mix so you can run anything no matter how shallow it is without fear of falling off, or for that matter breaking the board, fin box or fin. The floor is a separate "board". In fact, it's just that. It's a boogieboard. This boogieboard serves as a lowered standing area for stability and control, but when you get to a surfing wave, you can pull it out and then go out surfing!