Tsunami 145 w/Rudder

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Tsunami 145 w/Rudder

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The Tsunami 145 has built a reputation of being the "Swiss Army Knife of Touring Kayaks." Redesnged for the 2018 Season it is now packed with even more must have features. The improved aesthetics and addition of removable mesh deck storage bags and an under-deck storage area make this already feature-rich kayak something to talk about. Changes to improve paddler experience have been integrated into the hull – the flared sidewalls and increased volume above the waterline have been improved to provide more confidence and stability, while the longer waterline has increased speed and efficiency. Available in three sizes, the Tsunami has been optimised so that any paddler can feel comfortable regardless of their kayak’s length.


  • Phase 3 AirPro Tour
  • Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces
  • SlideLock XL Foot Brace System
  • Domed Bow and Stern Hatches
  • Bow and Stern Bulkheads
  • Bungee Deck Rigging w/ Reflective Static Perimeter Safety Line
  • Soft Touch Handles
  • Rudder Ready
  • Made in the USA


  • LENGTH: 14' 6" / 442 CM
  • WIDTH: 24.5" / 65 CM
  • BOAT WEIGHT: 56 LBS. / 25 KG
  • DECK HEIGHT: 15" / 38 CM
  • COCKPIT LENGTH- BOW: 35.75" / 91 CM;
  • COCKPIT WIDTH- BOW: 20" / 51 CM;
  • COCKPIT WIDTH- STERN: 11.75" / 30 CM
  • MAX CAPACITY: 350 LBS. / 159 KG


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Limited Lifetime Warranty *PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST POSSESS A VALID SALES RECEIPT OF PURCHASE FOR A WARRANTY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROCESSING. For the original retail purchaser (Consumer), Wilderness Systems kayaks by Confluence Outdoor provide a limited lifetime warranty against material or manufacturing defects in the hull and deck. Parts, accessories, and outfitting are warranted for a period of one (1) year against material or manufacturing defects from the date of purchase. For Wilderness Systems kayaks sold as “2nd Quality” as indicated on the Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO), Confluence Outdoor provides this limited warranty for five (5) years for the hull and deck and one (1) year for parts, accessories, and outfitting. This limited warranty is only valid with the purchase of a Wilderness Systems kayak from an Authorized Wilderness Systems Dealer. This warranty is non-transferable. Please contact WCK for warranty inquiries.

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  • 5
    Tsunami 145

    Posted by Alan on 2018 Sep 18th

    This is such a fun boat to paddle. I come from years of kayak fishing and bought a Pungo 140 for the days when I just want to paddle around. Well, that was so much fun I decided to get a boat to do more serious paddling and longer touring with. Once again, the Phase 3 seat is the most comfortable thing to sit on all day. The first thing I noticed getting into the Tsunami was that I became part of the boat. My legs went up under the sides of the hull into the thigh braces, the seat adjusts to push my legs into the braces. I felt quite connected to the boat, it became really easy to control side to side motion with my hips. Plenty of leg room to stretch out in and not smack the bottle holder under the deck with my knees. As far as paddling goes, this boat can perform. My first three trips out were all rainy windy days on wide open lakes ( 15-35kmh wind, 1-2 ft swells, white caps etc.) The boat goes where you point it, even without the rudder deployed it stayed true to course in the wind. I had waves washing over the deck, head on, sideways, didn't make any difference. This boat wanted to stay upright no matter what I tried to do, I was impressed with how stable this is in crappy conditions. I actually look forward to rough water days now - spend a couple hours paddling into the wind just to turn around and rocket back down the lake. On flat calm water, it doesn't take many paddle strokes to get up to a nice cruising speed, and it coasts a long way before coming to a stop. I'm not sold on the deck bags that come with the boat. Whatever you put in them is going to be wet all day, they are right under the drip line from the paddle blade. They do hold my travel mug of coffee and some snacks, but I will likely replace it with something more functional. What else, I like the Orbix hatches on the Pungo better then the soft seal hatches on the Tsunami, maybe I just need to get used to them. The rudder does a good job of holding course in the wind, and can turn the boat quickly when needed. Skid plate was a good idea. I never paddled the old Tsunami hull design, so I can't speak to the design changes. I can say that this kayak handles the water nicely in good and bad conditions. I'm looking forward to many long trips next season.