The paddle will break down small enough to fit into the back back carry bag supplied.
The seat is good if the water is not calm enough to stand up paddle or for people that are not able to stand up, though it comfortable enough to sit on the board and use without the seat for short goes. Overall I would say it is worth it as an option for not that much more in respect to overall cost.
Hello, The Sport board is our performance board and not recommenced for beginners. The Cruiser is the best for beginners.
The All-Around board would be better for the ocean. The Sport board is more narrow and therefore harder to balance in waves.