Gorge Info

Useful information for those heading to or just thinking about the Columbia River Gorge.

Almost Live Conditions From Rooster Rock
Almost Live Conditions at Stevenson Courtesy Skamania County Chamber of Commerce
Almost Live Conditions From Stevenson
Almost Live Conditions at Stevenson Courtesy Skamania County Chamber of Commerce
Almost Live Conditions From The Hackery
Almost Live Conditions at The Hackery

 

Almost Live From the Bluff to Wells 
Almost Live Conditions at The Hackery
Almost Live Conditions in a Random Lot
Almost Live Conditions at The Sand Bar
Almost Live Conditions From Avery
Almost Live Conditions at Brown's Island courtesy US Forest Service

Glory at The Wall

 

Top 20 Launch Guide

For those of you who remember the 3.5 Pocket guide, This is most of it on line.  Extremely useful for first timers, it gives good information about how to get to the launches and what conditions to expect.

 

Shamelessly Commercial Links

These are links to commercial enterprises in the HoodRiver area, a good place to look before you breakdown in the middle of the barge lane.

  • Windance - Almost anything a boardhead could want. The best on-line store I've seen. With Dave Nunn as the new owner, kiteboarding equipment has been added, along with a much friendlier store layout.
  • Big Winds
  • Cascade Custom Sailboards
  • Open Ocean Custom Sailboards - Brian Hinde, legendary shaper, provides full custom flavor to every board he tailor makes to your request. Try a demo and see if this isn't THE Gorge board for you.
  • RealWind Custom Sailboards
  • Doyle Custom Sailboards
  • Gorge Sport Fins - Are you a tech geek? You want an earful about fins? Bill Kline is the man.
  • Sailworks - Bruce Peterson and the gang will do you right.
  • Windwing - Now located nearly River Front.  See it to the Northeast of the exit off the freeway towards the event site.
  • Northwave - Moved Riverside in 2008 in the West corner of the industrial building just west of the Event Site, right next to the new launch and the new Hood River River Front Park.
  • The Gorge Surf Shop -  Scotty and Bart are  there to make your high wind equipment dreams come true.  

 

Useful Weather Links

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Organizations

 

Lessons and Rentals





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