The Downwind Shuttle Service has come to an end for 2019.

Thanks for a great summer. See you all next year!

How to Shuttle With Us

1. Call 888 509 4210 to reserve your seat. 10 available per shuttle, $12 per person, 11 am and 2 pm departure times.

2. Arrive 30 minutes early to Big Winds Event Site SUP Center. Settle up, load up and go. Don’t be last on the bus!

3. Pack a leash, hydration pack and PFD. Mandatory items for shuttlers. More safety equipment tips here.


4 person minimum. For the shuttle to operate, a minimum of four riders is needed.

Experienced paddlers only. The downwind run from Viento to the Event Site is 8 miles long is all kinds of fun. But our shuttle is not a guided service. Read our downwind safety guidelines here.

Know your limits. River current, large swells, barges, and 2-4 hours of water time are in play for this downwind run. If in doubt, sign up for a lesson with us, or a guided Viento run with the good folks at Village of Stoke.  


$12 with your gear; $67 with our gear
$100 – Ten time pass your gear


The Big Winds’ shuttle offers water sport enthusiasts a world class downwind experience in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The shuttle service is designed for seasoned paddlers, windsurfers and kiteboarders. The shuttle meets at the Big Winds SUP Center, in Hood River, Oregon, a half hour before the departure time. The shuttle takes riders up to Viento State Park 8 miles upwind so they can paddle, glide and ride the swells back to the Big Winds Event Site SUP Center. Shuttlers may park their vehicles at the Big Winds SUP Center, check in and pay. Once checked in, any personal belongings not needed for downwindwinding should be left in cars.

*Due to safety concerns, our shuttle can’t accommodate surf skis or outrigger canoes.