Kiteboarding

Hood River has long been known as the windsurfing capital of the world; and recently we can boast that kiteboarding capital of the world is not far off. It seems no matter what the season kiteboarders flock here to be challenged by the mighty Columbia River.

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce

Kiteboarding Resources

Events around the sport go on throughout the summer season as well as classes and workshops taught by local business owners. You don’t have to be a pro; riders of all skill levels come to Hood River for a great time out on the water.

Kiteboarding Instructors & Gear. There are multiple businesses in the community that will teach you how to kiteboard in a safe and controlled environment. Click the link above to start your search.

NWKite.com. This site gives you detailed information about launching your kite from the Hood River sandbar. A map of the area just out from the sandbar marks “difficult” areas; you can also read comments from locals about the location.

Hood River Sandbar and Eventsite Webcam. Check out this live feed of the waves on the water in Hood River.