This Gorge summer getaway is a highlight reel straight from Big Winds’ school director Connie, and her husband George.
Warning: You will long for warm winds … Come on spring!
HOW TO RIDE LIKE CONNIE AND GEORGE
WINDSURFING LESSONS WITH BIG WINDS
They start mid May, and run through the summer. A protected lagoon, professional instruction, and 2-person max per class make success a given. We also offer Kids Lessons, and our famous 4-day Kids Windsurfing Camps , which we’ve run for three decades. Subscribe to our newsletter to get notified when lesson signups go live! Learn more …
WING SURFING LESSONS WITH BIG WINDS
Our most popular class in 2022. Learn in an enclosed lagoon, with expert instruction and the latest lightweight gear. Students are often surprised by their progress. First timer lessons begin on boards with fins, and focus on wing handling. Advanced classes move to boards with foils. Lessons start mid May. Subscribe to our newsletter receive sign up notifications! Learn more …
GEAR SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO
DUOTONE SLICK SLS WING
Connie and George are windsurfers. Windsurfers love their booms. The Slick SLS’s boom makes winging feel like windsurfing, fast tracking progression. The boom also makes trimming the wing, and maneuvers easier. No releasing your grip from a handle, and then reaching for another handle. With the boom, you slide your hand — always keeping contact with the wing.
ION AMAZE WETSUITS
Warm, easy to get in and out of, and made for wind sports. Connie is our wetsuit manager. She can have her pick, and ION Amaze wetsuits are what she wears. They feature enlarged forearms to accommodate the “pump” that comes with wind, wing and kiteboarding. No forearm fatigue while on the water — a big deal!
FANATIC FREEWAVE WINDSURF BOARD
Connie loves the Fanatic Freewave because it’s easy to hop on and go, no matter how wild the conditions. A great blend of a forgiving and exciting. The Fanatic Freewave rides smooth through chop, yet it’s agile on edge. We’ve found it to be a popular option for couples who share boards.