The mighty Columbia River, which forms much of the boarder between the states of Washington and Oregon, has carved the Columbia River Gorge, known not only for its incredible beauty but for world renowned windsurfing and kitesurfing with launch sites along the hundred mile stretch of river from Cascade Locks to Mosier to Arlington.
The peak time to surf the Columbia is quickly approaching. The month of May is sometimes iffy, but the summer months here are perfect for these sports.
The town of Hood River, the hub of the Columbia River Gorge, is known in the world of sports as the windsurfing capital of America. Stiff prevailing winds and the Columbia's strong river currents combine to create a kind of wind tunnel that makes for legendary windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions
After a day on the river, step into a local brewpub or winery, enjoy dinner
in one of the many fine restaurants and stroll through shops filled with local art. There are 11 Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns in this spectacular region.
For the perfect stay in the Columbia River Gorge visit the Hood River Lodging page of the Guild website.