The SUP Center at the Event Site is now open for the 2019 season!
Operations will be:

Saturday 5/18 - Monday 5/20 12-5pm

Friday 5/24 - Monday 5/27 12-5pm

Saturday 6/1 - Sunday 6/2

Seven days a week 10am-6pm starting Saturday June 8th

For any questions please call us at 888-509-4210.

Be sure to check out the used SUP boards section for great deals on our rental equipment.

Located in Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge, Big Winds offers a range of lessons for all abilities and ages.

All lessons include gear: board, paddle, leash and pfd.


1 hour lesson, 30 minutes of practice, $49

Learn the basics and be up and paddling in no time. Suitable for the whole family.

Prerequisites: swimming ability; minimum age: 12 years.

Instruction Includes:

  • Site and weather orientation
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Safety
  • Proper paddle usage
  • Getting started: launching
  • Knee paddling
  • Stand up paddling
  • Board maneuvers
  • Deep water restart

Reservations can be made by phone (888-509-4210 or 541-386-6086) or email:


1 hour lesson, 30 minutes of practice, $99

Whether you're just starting out or are a skilled paddler working on your race technique, downwinders or swell riding, our expert instructors can tailor a lesson to fit your needs. What you learn is up to you; the possibilities are endless! Individualized instruction will elevate your standup paddle boarding to the next level.

Reservations can be made by phone (888-509-4210 or 541-386-6086) or email:

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