Tempest 120P

by  Hoodoo
13' 3"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Tempest 120P Description

The HOODOO Tempest 120P offers the same great kayaking experience as the HOODOO Tempest 120 Hybrid, but with the added convenience of a pedal drive and hand controlled rudder system. So place the paddle in the paddle keeper, sit back in the ultra comfortable aluminum frame seat and cast away while pedaling into that perfect fishing spot. Boasting a true hybrid experience between an angler and a fast track kayak. Cut through the water with its streamlined, hydro-dynamic hull, or throw out a line and just relax. This uniquely-designed hull features a recessed hand controlled rudder system for pedaling with accurate control, increasing speed and reducing fatigue! This boat is one of size AND comfort offering quick and easy maneuverability on the water.

Tempest 120P Specs and Features

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

Additional Attributes

  • Scupper Plugs
  • 2 gear tracks,
  • 1 Drain Plug
  • 4 Plastic Handles
  • Paddle Keeper
  • Paddle
  • Anchor Trolleys
  • Comfortable Aluminum Frame Seat
  • Rudder System
  • Tracking fin
  • Removable Pedal Drive
  • Dry Storage
  • Larger front hatch
  • Now comes standard with flip-down blade rudder
  • Molded-in side handles

Tempest 120P Reviews

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Well built kayak, but has…

Submitted by: Ozzyfoco on 12/27/2023

Well built kayak, but has hardware issues and is not as stable as the 1st gen tempest 120p. I got mine June of 2022 as a Gen 2 version. it was not the kayak I researched and prepared for when I got it. I opened the box and was surprised to see this. Found out Hoodoo had updated the kayak but did not update the website with this information. I was pretty excited for an upgraded kayak...or so I thought. It seemed to be built like a tank. I immediately upgraded the rudder strings with vinyl coated wire. Upgraded the seat back buckles as they are known to break. I also had to swap the steering cables because they were put on backwards at the factory. There was a lot of slop and play in the steering before switching to the cables. once on the water, I noticed that the kayak was not as stable as the old, gen 1 version. The hull is V-shaped and designed for speed and agility, which it lived up to. I never tipped over in it, but I got close a few times. I am a pretty experienced kayaker, so the lack of stability was not a huge deal for me initially. For inexperienced kayakers, this could be a big hindrance and I would shy away from this unit. It sits up very high in the water and is prone to being blown around on gusty days. It does track well and is easy to paddle if needed. For its size, it did not have a lot of easy-to-access storage. With the stability issues, reaching in the back to get gear can be an issue. The pedal drive takes up a lot of space in the front and makes accessing the front, spacious storage access difficult. There is not a lot of room under the seat, but there is a small compartment just behind the seat that is great for a cooler or a small tackle box. Standing up on the Tempest was not happening for me. At 6 foot 2 inches and 200 lbs, I just felt uncomfortable standing for any length of time. I kept the kayak for one year and I just I didn't feel this was a great, long-term fishing kayak for me due to the stability issues.


Comfy seat and fast tracking…

Submitted by: paddler2697571 on 12/27/2023

Comfy seat and fast tracking but the stability on the 2023 model is awful!


This kayak has amazing…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/29/2021
This kayak has amazing stability and quality for an unbeatable price. I am 6ft tall and can easily stand in this kayak to cast a fishing line. The pedal drive system is incredibly smooth and quick as well. The hand-controlled rudder system is easy to use. There is plenty of storage space and leg room. Hoodoo also has the best customer service I have seen with an outdoor recreation brand. They are quick to respond and are very friendly. Also, they are a family-owned brand according to the owner, and you can tell they genuinely care for their customers.

Best pedal drive fishing…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 1/5/2021
Best pedal drive fishing kayak on the market hands down!

Yes i am real and not a bot.…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 12/28/2020
Yes i am real and not a bot. I have this Yak and i love it. Its my first one and so far so good. Best in its class for the price if you ask me. Awsome and well made its worth it.

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