Monthly Archives: June 2013

Windfest Weekend!

Today it’s windy! A perfect day to come to the Hood River Event Site and demo all the trick new windsurfing gear at Windfest.

Today, the Big Winds Shuttle Service is in full operation. With winds in the corridor forecast to be 20-25 all afternoon, it’s the perfect downwind setup. First shuttles leaves from the BW Event Site Center at 1:00. Call Big Winds (541-386-6086) for a spot.

Tomorrow will be SUP heaven in Hood River. Come to the Hood River Event Site to demo all the new SUP boards available at Big Winds. Also, there will be a fun and FREE SUP relay race at noon at the Event Site. All gear will be provided. This FUN race is for everyone, even first timers!

Big Winds / Jeremy Riggs SIC Glide Clinic

After a land-based clinic by Jeremy Riggs, twenty-five paddlers shuttled up to Viento Sunday, June 16th, and paddled downwind, up river back to the Big Winds Event Site Center.

Mitchell Point

Heading to Mitchell Point on the way to Hood River.

We’ve posted an album of the adventure on the revamped Flickr. Let’s just see how this new site works. Here’s the album of full resolution images. Enjoy!

Women’s Sunday Morning SUP Sessions

This year Big Winds is offering Sunday Morning SUP Sessions, just for the ladies. Every Sunday morning in July, from 10 to 11, Big Winds will put on an “Introduction to SUP” clinic down at the Big Winds Event Site Center. No need to come to the shop; just meet down there.

Women's SUP Sessions

The cost for the clinic is $10 per session and includes the board, paddle, PFD and permit. You may participate in multiple sessions if space allows. Please bring your own wetsuit or proper water attire.

Women's SUP Sessions

Participants must sign up in advance by sending an email to or calling us at either 888-509-4210 or 541-386-6086. Each Sunday session is limited to the first 20 women to sign up. The minimum age requirement is 14.

Women's SUP Sessions

So, sign up, come on down and learn about the fastest growing water sport in the world!