STAND UP PADDLE BOARD LESSONS

The Big Winds Event Site SUP Center has closed for the season. We'll start back up May of 2020!

Located in Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge, we offer daily lessons at 12 and 3 pm May through August for all abilities and ages.

Lessons include board, paddle, leash and PFD.

ZERO TO HERO LESSON

1 hour lesson + 1 additional hour practice time, $49 (includes gear)

Learn the basics of getting on board, gliding, tracking straight and 180 turns. Minimum age: 10 years old.

 

COUPLES SPECIAL

1 hour lesson + 1 additional hour of practice, $74 (includes gear)

Save big, learn lots and do so with a friend or loved one! Add additional person (3 total), for $25.

 

FAMILY PACKAGE

1 hour lesson (up to four people) + 1 additional hour of practice, $120 (includes gear)

Kids boards and paddles on hand. No age minimum. Add a fifth or six family member for $20 per person

 

HOW TO SIGN UP?

Visit the Big Winds SUP Center at the Event Site, open 10 am to 6 pm (weather permitting) to reserve your 12:00 pm or 3 pm class. Or contact us: 888-509-4210; rentals@bigwinds.com.

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

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

1 hour lesson, 30 minutes of practice - $99

Add A Friend - $25 (Two person max)

Whether it's Day 1 or you're already a skilled paddler working on race techniques, downwinders or swell riding, our expert instructors will tailor the lesson to fit your needs. Elevate your standup paddle boarding to the next level with individualized instruction.

For reservations, call 888-509-4210 or email rentals@bigwinds.com.

 

GUIDED TOURS

Ride the swells of the Columbia River with a guided 8 mile downwind run from Viento to the Event Site led by the good folks at Stoke on the Water. Learn how to catch and link the bumps, improve your foot work, and glide, glide, glide. Contact: stokeonthewaterLLC@gmail.com; (425) 281-4216.

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