I have a Bucks Bag Bronco and it rides very high with a big rocker for whitewater - great for running rapids and fast tide rips but a cork on a windy pond.
I would suggest getting the lowest rider as you already know to fight wind.
Downside is when you gotta take a leak... it's a long put to the shore, then a long putt back out.
On a high rider you can get to shore fast.
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