After a 5 year hiatus the Freestyle Frenzy came back with a bang!
47 competitors represented 6 countries. Riders came from the US, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Australia and England. With a less then ideal forecast for the 5 day competition window, Head Judge, Casey Hauser, decided to call a 6:30am skippers meeting on the first day of competition and it paid off. Winds built throughout the morning and winds peaked at midday averaging over 30mph! With consistent high winds, the swell started building. Creating the classic Gorge conditions the Freestyle Frenzy was designed to highlight.
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North Americas premier freestyle event is returning to the Gorge after a 5 year absence! And it is going to be good, just check out the stoke video for the 2013 AWT Gorge Freestyle & Big Air Frenzy run from July 17th-22nd. The freestyle competition will be combined with a Big Air competition, measured using the latest in 3D motion tracking technology from Xensr.
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Damn it Naish! You did it again, the second time in days when kiting has appeared here. All that aside, here is some awesome kiting and windsurfing. Naish windsurf team riders Nathan Mershon and Wyatt Miller rocking it the Gorge with Naish kiters Jesse Richman, Shawn Richman, and Sam Light.
Some nice action from the Columbia River Gorge this August. Probably the only place you get people doing top and bottoms turns on a river. Featuring, Kai Lenny, JP Bowles, Jake Miller, Rob Warwick, Bryan Metclaf-Perez, and Tyson Poor. Thanks to Trudy Larry for filming, enjoy!
If you’re in Hood River be sure to check out the 2nd Swap Meet of the season, on August 5th hosted by the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association.
Swing by the Hood River Expo Centre by Waterfront Park. Sellers should show up at 7Am ($10) and if you are looking to pick up some sweet deals, check it out at 8 for free.
It’s the “Wylde Life”…Hood River Oregon style. Tim Becker reports on a father-daughter combo compete at the 2012 U.S. windsurfing nationals in their own back yard in Hood River. Fiona’s a 15 year old firecracker who started riding on the front end of her dad’s boards when she was just a little kid.
The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association is hosting their annual Windfest Weekend fundraising event – the only windsurfing demo event in the Pacific Northwest, USA – on July 7 and 8 in Hood River, Oregon.
The event will consist of unlimited windsurfing and SUP gear demos, free clinics from local Pros, free beginner lessons, raffles and prizes, food, beer and wine and a Saturday evening free outdoor concert.
Columbia Gorge Teen Windsurfing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding Camp offers teenagers the opportunity to spend the summer in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, the Columbia Gorge, Oregon. Campers will study with world renowned windsurfers, and experience amazing outdoor adventures.