2013 Parks have better low end, more grunt & turn faster than previous 2 editions. I had the 2011 & 2012 12m Parks & opted for the 2013 14m this season as my lightwind kite & i am super pleased i did. I can now get out in 14 knot breezes on my SB @98 kgs the 14 definitely turns slower than my 2013 10m but its no slouch for a kite of that size.
I've only used it in very small surf on super light days & it's okay but i wouldn't want to take it out in big surf on super light days if you need to bail off a wave in a super hurry but that could be due to my surf riding skills.
Thanks for info,TONY