Windsurfing, Kiting, Padding & Sailing - check out these opportunities to learn watersports in the Columbia Gorge!
- GORGE Junior Sailing Program
Experience the thrill of sailing in a fun and safe environment! Classes are taught in small prams and sailing dinghies in the safety of the Hood River Marina. Sailing fosters independence, teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and environmental awareness.
Check out Gorge Junior Sailing's Facebook page.
Open to kids ages 5-18 years old
All instructors are qualified, experienced, & US Sailing certified!
Weekly classes are held July 9th – August 17th @ The Hood River Marina
For complete schedule, list of classes, and registration visit:
Hood River Community Education Sailing and Watersports Classes
- CGWA's Gorge Groms
Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) features 'Gorge Groms'. Often the biggest obstacle for kids to become “a windsurfer” is access to gear and having friends who participate. To fill this gap, CGWA is pleased to offer Gorge Groms, a youth windsurfing club. Our goal is to build community and camaraderie amongst kids who windsurf in the Gorge
- Brian's Windsurfing
- Cascade Kiteboarding
Kiteboarding has an incredibly empowering effect on kids! Check out Cascade Kiteboarding at the east end of the Hood River Event Site!
- Big Winds
Big Winds offers 4-day windsurfing programs, as well as paddling clinics and programs for kids.
- Both Hood River Valley Parks & Recreation and Northern Wasco County Park & Recreation offer summer watersport programs.
- Wet Planet Whitewater Kids' Kayak Program
Get Your Kids Out on the River in a Kayak this Summer!