Hood River is a world-renowned outdoor recreation mecca! The Columbia Gorge boasts frequent windy conditions all summer long! It is the ideal place to pursue your passion for wind and water sports!
As the only sea-level passageway through the Cascade mountain range, the Columbia River Gorge forms a natural tunnel that accelerates the wind, providing an abundance of wind and varying water conditions. West winds are predominant here in the summer but the fun doesn’t stop when the wind does! You can still enjoy the glassy windless days out on the river while paddle boarding or E-foiling!
Off the water there are as many things to do as there are on the water! Hood River has world class mountain bike trails, white water kayaking/ rafting and a variety of incredible wineries, breweries and restaurants all within a short distance of downtown.