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Rating Stars   Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (9 Reviews)

The Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 Kayak is the most paddler friendly, comfortable, versatile and high performance light touring kayak ever designed. The Tsunami series melds the stability and quickness of a recreational touring kayak with the speed, storage and efficiency of a sea kayak. The Phase 3 AirPro Tour seating system adds comfort and easy adjustability.

Tempest style deck rigging, 10 in. bow hatch and 8 in. stern day hatch provide plenty of storage for touring
Bow and stern bulkheads
SlideLock foot brace system
 
Item#: 663
Length: 14 ft / 4.26 m
Width: 24 in / 60.96 cm
Weight: 55 lb / 24.95 kg
Capacity: 300 lb / 136.08 kg
Cockpit Size: 35.5 x 19.5 / 89.82 x 49.34 cm
Number of Paddlers: 1 - Single/Solo
Type of Kayak: Sit Inside
Hatches Incl: 2
Optional Hatches: 0
Bulkhead(s): 2
Material: Polyethelene
Made in: USA 
 
 
Reviewer: gregg ellison Rating: 5 Date: 04/29/2014
Review: I have had three other kayaks, including a 13 foot hobie quest, and a stellar 14 fiberglass, this is by far my favorite. It tracks well, fits like a glove and is so much more comfortable than any other kayak seating system. I have occasional back issues, but I can sit comfortably in this for hours without feeling uncomfortable. I like it so much I just bought my second one, so others can keep up with me. I use it in bays and in the coastal waters.

Reviewer: SteveM Rating: 4 Date: 11/22/2013
Review: I recently bought this kayak from Austin Kayak from their Austin store out of their rental fleet (I guess they swap out the boats yearly with newer models). I bought the boat at a nearly 50% discount, and other than a few scratches the boat is in great condition (and I got the factory warranty). I have added a rudder (installed by ACK for free because I bought the boat from them), I could not be happier with the money spent and how much value I am getting out of it. Now on to the review: Pros: 1. The boat is very fast and easy to handle. Even without the rudder, it tracks very very well, (compared to cheap "recreational" kayaks or my Ocean Kayak Torque/Trident 13). 2. The boat is quite well-made. This model is the polyethylene, lesser cost version (Wilderness makes the same boat out of composite materials at a greater cost/weight) version. Both the fore and aft compartments are large and watertight (tested by filling the cockpit with water). Everything is conveniently placed as with most sea kayaks with all the appropriate lines (for paddle float re- entry/safety) and deck bungees. 3. The seat is simply amazing! It is the "phase 3 pro air" made by Wilderness systems and is fully adjustable and positioned well to keep puddling water from soaking your posterior. The seat alone is probably worth what I paid for the boat. If you have the opportunity, sit in one of these in the showroom, and you will feel the difference. The seat also "breathes" to allow air flow under and behind so the experience is not a sticky, sweaty mess in warmer weather as is common with neoprene style seats. 4. This boat is a real touring sea kayak evidenced by the sealed compartments. Granted, it is on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of cost, but i would feel as comfortable in this kayak far from shore (ocean) as any kayak costing many time the price. 5. The boat is very light (about 40lbs) and easy to load ,especially compared with my angling kayak. 6. Stable. This kayak is difficult to turn over. This stability probably comes at a price in performance, but as this is my first seak kayak, this is a desirable thing. WIlderness makes two more expensive series (Focus and Zephyr) of sea kayaks that presumably have faster hull speeds, but are less stable. Cons (not big things, but worth noting): 1. The hatch seals can be difficult to close completely. They are press on, and care must be taken to fully seal all 360 degrees of the circular covers. Also, for cartop or trailer travel you will want these completely sealed. The hatch covers are leashed to the boat, but it seems possible that these could break loose in a strong wind (such as 70 mph driving down the road) if not properly sealed. 2. As noted above, this is not the fastest hull type, but I opted for stability vs speed.

Reviewer: Roger Rating: 5 Date: 10/05/2012
Review: I just purchased a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140. While I havent used it yet and probably wont until the spring, I am very impressed with the quality of the kayak. I also was very satisfied with Austin Canoe & Kayak..their sales people, the price, shipping cost and delivery time. My kayak arrived in perfect shape. I will definitely buy from them in the future

Reviewer: Bob Rating: 4 Date: 05/23/2012
Review: We finally got the kayaks wet last weekend and they handled very well. We paddled for the better part of two hours on a calm lake and the boats were pretty darn fast and easy to steer. It took about 30 minutes of use before we had the seats trimmed correctly and after that they were very comfortable for each of us, despite a significant difference in posterior size. These are the first kayaks weve actually owned and Im looking forward to next weekend. Were actually thinking of buying two more for company to use. I almost gave a 5-Star Rating but I didnt have a lot of experience in other boats to compare to.

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