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Join Big Winds' co-owner TJ Gulizia and friends as they glide between Viento and Hood River on the latest SIC boards! Also find great SUP deals below!
An epic SUP foiling session. Video proof gone viral. And lots of questions. TJ offers answers (and more epic footage) to get you riding high on the river, and shares how today’s gear makes it easier than ever.
No wave. No jetski. No problem. TJ shares THE tip that got him flying high over flat water armed with only a paddle. Find more tips from TJ - i...
SIC's enormously popular Bullet V2 set such a high bar among downwind boards, the arrival of the Bayonet comes with loads of anticipation. Billed as the step-up board for V2 users, the Bayonet smacks of an ambitious offering. So we handed it to Joel Yang, a Gorge-based downwind SUP guide, with simple mandate: ride it. He did, logging over 40 miles of downwinding. Here's his take.
I've been fielding lots of questions on how to downwind SUP foil here in the Gorge. By no means can I claim any status beyond beginner, but I have ...
There are perils to packing an inflatable. Namely, that rolling up your board damages it. This video offers a 90-second tip to save your SUP, and make stowing it easy.
What's safe? What's legal? And what PFD is best for you? From life jackets, to life belts and beyond, TJ pulls some air canister tabs in this video to reveal your ultimate flotation device for SUPing.
Google “beginner paddle boards” and thousands of round-nose SUPs appear. Yet here at Big Winds, we rarely recommend them to newcomers. Here's our take on which first SUP offers the most bang for your buck.

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