We purchased our tandem kayak a few months ago. It is great! We have had it on a lake with power boats on the same lake and the kayak performed very well even with fairly high wakes we didn't get one drop in the boat without a splash skirt. We were recently Kayaking on and inland lake in Door County, WI when some 30 mph winds blew in when we were on the other side of the lake requiring us to paddle against the wind back to the starting point. The boat did very well once again only a few drops of water in the boat and basically when we were turning around got a splash over the side of the kayak. The boat is very water worthy in rough waters.