Water Sports

Kids Watersports in the Columbia Gorge

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
    Call us at 386-1423 for more information. We're located at the east end of the Hood River Event Site. See our website at www.brianswindsurfing.com or E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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!

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