Seems like a pretty good fit. Sit on top or Sit inside?
FWIW...I paddle a OK Frenzy yak. Priced less than four hundred dollars most places. I take it in the surf, on the flats, in ponds, lakes, pretty much everywhere. It is a sit on top, but since you're in FL, you may be interested in that. It is MUCH easier to get in and out of on the flats than the SINK yaks.
Its only downfall really is its 9 ft length and big beam. Makes it kinda slow for real long paddles. I've taken it probably 8-10 miles in a trip though, so its not impossible to move. These to attributes do make it highly stable and manuverable though. Man is it fun in a good surf in the summer!!