Most of my time is on the 2010 zen wide, previous i rode the 2008 129 and zen wide
They are really good boards overall, very stiff so you get excellent pop and no spray in chop but the stiffness will give a harder ride than some thing designed for super choppy conditions like a Mako wide and a slightly harder ride than a board with a lot more flex (you begin to give up the pop).
I love my zen wide in all conditions - waves, chop and butter - it really is remarkably versatile. I agree with Dave - the boards are great overall and you will get all the pop you want without having run into the beach to change boards if the water gets rough.
Go for it, you will like it.