WINDSURFING & WIND FOILING LESSONS

Our windsurfing lesson season has ended. It will start back up May of 2020!

Find our lesson offerings, an FAQ Guide and a link to our lesson waivers below.

All group lessons include a wetsuit, booties, helmet, PFD, board and sail — everything needed to hit the water!

FIRST TIMERS

New to windsurfing? Not for long. Our lessons introduce the sport in a fun, safe environment. Lessons offer two hours of instruction, but you’re up in sailing in minutes — feeling the power of the wind in your hands.

Get Riding (Level I)
$99, 2 hour lesson + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

It’s your first time on board. And we’ll keep you on board with our specialized gear and expert instruction. Sailing stance and steering are the lesson’s focus, but the real surprise is the fun. That, and the fast pace of progression. All from a protected lagoon.

Fast Riding (Level II)
$99, 2 hour lesson + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

You know the basics. Now it’s time for quicker turns, higher speeds and upwind sailing. Hang on!

First Timers' Package (Levels I and II)
$149, two 2-hour lessons + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

Sign up for both lessons and save huge.

Reservations can be made by phone. CALL 888-509-4210 or 541-386-6086.

GORGE RIDERS

You’re ready to harness in and progress into the river. Our two-hour intermediate classes (max two people) offers personal attention, includes gear and one hour of practice time following the lesson.

Rock the Hook (Level III)
$99, 2 hour lesson + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

No more learner rigs. You’ve graduated to larger sails and new techniques. Namely, beach starts and harness use.

Wells Island Express (Level IV)
$99, 2 hour lesson + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

Bye bye protected lagoon. Hello Columbia River Gorge. This lesson takes place on a friendly shallow sandbar outside the Hook, and introduces water starts, rigging and river safety.

Conquer the Columbia (Level V)
$99, 2 hour lesson + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

Deep water starts are your all-access pass to countless Columbia River Gorge windsurfing sites. This class dials dials them in so you can sail wherever the wind blows!

Gorge Rider Package (Levels III, IV, V)
$259, two 2-hour lessons + 1 hour rental, 11 am or 2 pm

Sign up for all three lessons and save big.

Reservations can be made by phone. CALL 888-509-4210 or 541-386-6086.

PRIVATE LESSONS & WIND FOILING

$199, 2 hours, 11 am or 2:30 pm

One-one-one instruction, offered at 11 am and 2:30 pm by reservation only, tackling everything from ​beginner basics, to ​water starts, harness and foot strap use, jibing, jumping and wind foiling! Price does not include gear rental. Add $50 for additional person. Call for 888 509 4210 more details.

FAQ GUIDE AND WAIVER

Got questions? We have answers in this FAQ Guide. Also, to get you on the water as smoothly as possible, sign our online waiver.  

WHY BIG WINDS? 

Located in Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge, our Big Winds' windsurfing lesson program spans 33 years, 30,000+ windsurfers, and targets all abilities and ages (check out our kids camps!). Our formula is simple: lightweight rigs, stable boards, a protected lagoon and, of course, expert instruction. With us, you're windsurfing in minutes. No dryland theory. No boring lectures. Straight to the water. Straight to windsurfing!

Call 888-509-4210 OR use the form below to ride with us!

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Windsurfing lessons take place at the Big Winds Windsurfing Center at The Hook

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