Santee 120 Sport

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Santee 120 Sport Description

Meet the upgraded Santee 120 Sport. Twelve feet of super stable, super sexy, super lightweight kayak with excellent tracking, stylish aesthetics and - new for 2017 – a First Class Frame Seat for ultimate comfort. Designed with a hard-chined hull for superior performance and a generous sport cockpit for easy entry and exit, the Santee 120 Sport has exceeded expectations for a recreational kayak. In addition to the new frame seat that removes easily to lighten the boat for transport, the deck incorporates comfortable grab handles, bungees both bow and stern, a security bar behind the seat, and an innovative 10-inch hinge hatch that makes it super easy to access your gear. This lightweight super-stable model has set a high bar on styling and comfort in an attractive array of colors that are enhanced by creative lines and curves that can be found from bow to stern. At 12’ long and 28” wide, the Santee 120 Sport is generous in fit, high on confidence, easy on the back, and kind to the wallet. Enlighten yourself by experiencing a Hurricane.

Available with Sport Console: $1,299

Santee 120 Sport Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit Inside
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Stern Bulkhead, ABS Plastic: Provides flotation & storage
  • 10-inch Stern Hinge Hatch: Storage compartment access
  • Bow & Stern Deck Bungee: Storage for dry bag & gear
  • Paddle Holder: Secures paddle to deck
  • Security Bar: Cable lock your boat to the car or in storage
  • Outfitting: First Class Frame Seat and foam thigh pads
  • Twist-loc footbrace system: Easy adjustment from seated position
  • Molded Grab Handle, Bow & Stern: Comfortable grip when carrying kayak during portage
  • 55-inch XL Cockpit: Easy entry & Exit, accommodates small child or pet
  • OPTIONAL: Sport Console

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Santee 120 Sport Reviews

Read reviews for the Santee 120 Sport by Hurricane Kayaks as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

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Nice looking kayak, and easy…

Submitted by: paddler1448700 on 5/19/2021

Nice looking kayak, and easy to paddle. Nice big cockpit, easy to get into and out of for a 72-year old man, 6', weighing 210 lbs.

But has several serious problems

- the stadium-like seat keeps popping out of its bracket. I had to brace it with a board in the back to keep it stable

- the seat fabric stretches too much and the frame digs into the legs and back. Quite comfortable with an added cushion.

- the cockpit rim is too fragile. I use it to support myself when getting in an out, and it developed a long crack in the side.

- the hatch cover mounting is too fragile. The hinge mounting on one side broke after one year of use.

- tracking is not as good as my old Pungo 120. It does not coast straight ahead, but turns to one side or the other.


I got the 2020 and I loved…

Submitted by: Jeb on 4/29/2021

I got the 2020 and I loved it, light easy to carry, manuverable, fast. they only had the frame seat so that is the only version i can speak to. It was comfortable but I didnt like sitting up that high. On to the really bad news. The side braces don't go all the way down the boat and it has a great deal of flex to it. It cracked right where the brace ends after 6 months of moderate but gentel use. I took it back to Black Creek outfitters in Jacksonville Fl. They turned in a warrenty report for me sighting what I believe is a design flaw in the brace construction that allowed the crack to happen. Hurricane refused to replace the hull and denied it was a problem. the older models are not constructed this way and the new 12.6 boat they put out this year also has very impressive bracing. I have not seen the 2021 Santee so I dont know what it is built like. On the up side, Black Creek Outfitters replaced the boat and took my Santee back at no cost. I choose the 116 skimmer 2021 and I like it very much. I would not say don't buy a Hurricane boat just check the side braces very well and check the one you are looking at for the Flex on the sides before you buy. I am so disappointed because I was otherwise very happy with my Santee. I would not hesitate to buy another in the future if they improve the side bracing.


This kayak replaces my…

Submitted by: paddler555439 on 9/18/2019

This kayak replaces my older, heavier one which I happily paddled for 17 years. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars now is because I'm still breaking it in. It's not as stable as my older one but that is to be expected. My old stiff joints like the larger cockpit but that advantage is lost if I put the console in place first. Gotta practice getting in then attaching the console. I really appreciate the weight. It's ridiculously easy to put on top of my van and even easier to carry to the water. All in all, this kayak and I will become good friends.


This is my first lightweight…

Submitted by: paddler548331 on 9/16/2019

This is my first lightweight kayak. It tracks well in the Hudson River and takes swells and wakes well. Its tippier than a heavy poly kayak, so its best to have some experience. I am only 5'3" and can lift it. The seat removes so it makes it 5 lbs lighter. The seat is comfy but i also use a lumbar inflatable pillow to make it super comfy for long paddles. Cockpit is generous and the sport console is nice. I have the mango color and its so pretty.


Boat is well made with one…

Submitted by: Sugar106 on 4/17/2019

Boat is well made with one of the better finishes if you like a clean shiny boat.  Easy to use and fairly lightweight if you need to lift it on to overhead roof rack. Tracks very well for that size boat. Using it on rivers and lakes, you will be happy in the size, comfort and handling.


I often paddle a Santee 120…

Submitted by: bgvt on 4/17/2019
I often paddle a Santee 120 Sport when visiting friends in Virginia; they have two, so I don't always feel I need to bring my own boat. It is relatively light, very stable, easy to move through the water and control, and has an even more generous cockpit than what I need - which is large! One of the things I particularly appreciate is the ease with which one can adjust the foot pegs. It's not my boat - unless I was the last one to paddle, they are always in the wrong place! It handles chop well, and rides the swells with ease on the lower Potomac River. The only thing I can say that is negative is that the lines are not as pretty as my well loved Eddyline Sandpiper.

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