I am 5'3", 110 pounds. My first river runner was the Inazone 220. While it is an older model of boat, I loved it. It was stable in the rapids. I also was able to surf and spin it (once I learned how.) I suggest this boat to people who want to learn in a river runner. I should mention that I started off in a creek boat. I know there is alot of talk about learning in a creek boat vs. river runner. My two cents, I was glad to learn in the creek boat. It was easy to learn how to roll and gave me more stability to learn my paddle strokes and edge control. I still have the creek boat (Micro 220). I am now in the Jackson 2Fun. I love it, but I don't know if I would have wanted it as my first boat. I think I might have been upside down more than I would have liked
Of course, this makes for a great roll! Just my thoughts. Hope she has fun.