Windsurfing, Kiteboarding & Sailing

Wind Sports

windsportsThe Columbia River Gorge is a natural wind tunnel, creating great windsurfing and kite boarding conditions.  In the early 1980s, “board heads” discovered the high and steady wind that blew in the Gorge. From Rooster Rock on the west end past  Arlington to the east, windsurfers and kite boarders dance on the river amongst the basalt cliffs, waterfalls, and lush fir forests.  To catch some of the windsurfing aerial experts, visit Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery on a windy day and bring your camera.   You will also see sailboats on the river all summer, racing across the water or enjoying an evening sail.

Whether you windsurf, kite board or sail, the Columbia River offers excellent wind conditions for all skill levels.

Contact individual members listed below or request information from all of the members in this category.

City of Cascade Locks Tourism
http://www.cascadelocks.net
Kayla Carron
Cascade Locks, Or 97014
Tel: 541-374-8484
kayla@pacificcrestimprint.com

Gorge Vistas
http://www.gorgevista.com
John Schmidt
201 Columbia Dr
Rufus, OR 97050
Tel: 503-704-9745
john@gorgevista.com

Hood River B & B
http://www.hoodriverbnb.com
Jane & Jim Nichols
918 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031
Tel: 541-387-2997
jane@hoodriverbnb.com

Our rooms are spacious, comfortable, functional, have great views and are just nice places to pass the time. The beds and linens are comfortable and should ensure a good night’s sleep regardless of what your day was like or what the weather’s doing outside. Room are $85 to $145 and we offer special rates for extended stays.

Hood River Waterplay
http://www.hoodriverwaterplay.com
Jak Wilberscheid
PO Box 1524, 100 Port Marina
Hood River, OR 97031
Tel: 541-386-9463 (WIND)
jak@gorge.net

Hood River WaterPlay, the Gorge’s premier windsurfing , kiteboarding, kayaking and sailing center in the Gorge. Check out stand up paddle boarding this year. We do it all!! We offer kids camps and special clinics. For the best instructors, best equipment and best location, call Hood River WaterPlay at 541-386-WIND.

Maryhill Winery
http://www.maryhillwinery.com
Kristin Garrett-Lummio
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
Tel: 509-773-1976
kristingl@maryhillwinery.com

40 wine portfolio, Stunning views Picnicking, Bocce, Family & pet friendly. Free live music summer weekends 2009 Washington Winery of the Year