Huge Gorge Day – June 3, 2014:

A gigantic day on the Columbia River Gorge, featuring The Hatchery and Swell City. Big Winds brings us this video from the gnarly day, don’t miss Dale Cook’s massive jumps starting around 4:30 mark. Enjoy!

Mike Burns the Gorge

New York freestyler Mike Burns rips up the Gorge in this video.

Freestyle Freenzy Goes of in the Gorge

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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Phil Soltysiak Pacific North West

Freestyle windsurfing action with professional rider Phil Soltysiak on the Sailworks Revolution sails in the Columbia Gorge and Vancouver Island in the summer of 2013.

Film and edit by Adam Wojtkowiak.

2013 AWT Gorge Freestyle Frenzy & Big Air

Get Ready!

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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Summer lives on….

Professional Windsurfer Tyson Poor Grabs some days at the Gorge after all the tourists have left. Head over to his blog and check out some sweet pics.

Rocking Hard in Hood River

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.

Columbia River Gorge 2012

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!

2nd Gorge Swap Meet

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.

Fiona & Macrae Wylde-Windsurfing Gurus!

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.

CGWA Windfest Weekend 2012

Check out all the action from the CGWA Windfest Weekend held July 7-8th, 2012 at the Hood River Event Site in the Gorge. (A film by Adam Wojtkowiak).


Press Release

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.

It is great for first-time to expert windsurfers as well as the whole family. More information can also be found at: or their facebook page.

Columbia River Gorge Teen windsurf and Stand-up Camp

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.