Monthly Archives: July 2008

Big Winds Instructors Clean House at the Gorge Freestyle Frenzy!

Rob practicing for the 2007 Gorge Freestyle Frenzy

The results are in, and the Big Winds crew absolutely cleaned up at this year’s Gorge Freestyle Frenzy! Congratulations to Tyson Poore, Whit Poore and Rob Warwick for snagging 1st, 2nd and 4th place!

All of these guys have been super-involved with our windsurfing clinics and advanced junior camps, and we are grateful to have such kind, talented folk working with our students.

We hope you had a happy Fourth!

We had an amazing Fourth of July in the Gorge this year, filled with plenty of wind, barbecued meats, and a beautiful fireworks display to top it all off. What’s more, here’s a picture of The Hook from that day! The Hook is a protected lagoon on the Columbia River here in Hood River where we teach all of our windsurfing lessons, and you can see that it was absolutely brimming with Big Winds students learning to windsurf. Wow!

Thanks to all of you who came down this holiday weekend to hang out with us, and a special thanks to our entire Hook crew, including our brave instructors and our hardworking gear technicians, who make all of this possible. Just think, these guys are making new windsurfers every day!

Get Out There, No Matter the Wind!

This season we’re offering stand up paddleboard rentals, which is a perfect way to get out on the water on those rare no-wind days! All of our stand up rentals are conveniently located at our beach center on the Columbia River, right next to the Event Site.

Stand up rentals are $25 for two hours. This package includes everything you need to get out there, including board, paddle, leash and wetsuit. We’ll do everything we can to get you on the water, no matter the wind!