Places To Take Windsurfing Lessons In Hood River, OR

Ready to ride the waves? Visit Hood River, Oregon, also known as the windsurfing capital of the world. The city is named after the nearby river and is at the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

Not quite ready to feel the wind in your hair? Or don’t know how? Maybe just a little rusty? Luckily, the town is chock full of places for lessons. No matter what your skill level is.

Hood River WaterPlay
Hood River WaterPlay offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced windsurfing lessons. They have U.S. Sailing certified instructors for both their class and private lessons. They are the only facility in the Gorge with their own private beach. They also have a windsurfing rental shop on site, so everything you need is easily accessible. Plus, their team of experts can make sure you are set up with whatever best matches your skill level.

Big Winds
Big Winds offers two-hour lessons every day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. They also offer an extra hour of practice time after the lessons. They have kids camps, daily beginner groups, and adult advanced clinics. Big Winds is located in the Columbia River Gorge. They have all the specialized gear you need on site and new equipment to buy, or used options as well. They also have rental gear and everyone enrolled in a class gets a rental discount. Make sure to make a reservation for your lessons. They can be made by phone or email.

Brian’s Windsurfing
Brian’s Windsurfing offers customized lessons that include an interview with each person to determine his or her goals and personal experience. You can take an individual class or receive a discount by signing up for a summer package, which includes ten hours of instruction and rental equipment time. The team at Brian’s Windsurfing has over thirty years of experience in the Columbia Gorge and Jamaica. Their mission is to get you up and riding safely as soon as possible.

No matter which facility you choose, you can rest assured you are getting a qualified instructor with a passion for windsurfing, because there is no shortage of them in the windsurfing capital of the world. If you’re staying in Hood River for more than a day, consider staying with Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins and experience everything else Hood River has to offer.

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