International Gorge Windsurfer’s Summer Stoke Video

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Global iWindsurf

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

global iwindsurfiWindsurf is all about choices: Free membership OR Paid membership (to get all of the premium weather stations & stuff). AND: Classic iWindsurf OR the new Global iWindsurf: keep on using the tried and true Classic iWindsurf, but also give a bookmark to the new alternative site: Global iWindsurf. Global iWindsurf has a sweet map feature with access to more weather stations & weather tools.

By the way, this image is from today…whose going sailing!?

Ski to Defeat ALS

April 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Fred.Nobel.SkiLong time CGWA member and early Gorge windsurfing pioneer Fred Noble is battling ALS, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2010.  Two years ago Fred started a successful fund raiser, Ski to Defeat ALS which each year has raised over $100,000.  This year Fred is looking for a number that would bring the three year total to $500,000.

Last month Fred attending our CGWA board meeting, he is in a wheel chair and had his full time care giver with him.  Fred retains a sparkle in his eye and a wonderful passion for life, our board was moved by Fred and his effort.  Without Fred’s support, it’s unlikely we’d have Rowena or Viento beaches to sail from.  In the early history of the CGWA – Fred got it done.  I’ve signed up on team Fredinator and will be skiing this weekend, if you’d like to support Fred click on either of the links below and follow the simple instructions.

For those who are in Hood River, a movie on Fred’s life and quest will be shown tonight (April 9th) at the Columbia Center for the Arts.  The event starts at 6:30, a nominal fee of $5.00 will be charged – I believe Fred will be in attendance.

Please consider supporting Fred Noble and his quest to defeat ALS.

 - Michael Schock

President, CGWA

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Click here to view the team page for Team Fredinator

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The Noble Spirit

April 3, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 


Fred Noble can be officially considered one of the godfathers of Gorge Windsurfing. His focus is now on raising awareness for ALS. Check out this trailer for an amazing movie about his struggles. Be sure to attend the premier on Wednesday, April 9th. The Noble Spirit.

Fred is also gearing up for his annual Ski to Defeat ALS event up on Mt. Hood on Saturday, April 12.  Learn more and how you can help HERE



Gorge Windfest 2014

April 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 



We are stoked for the 2014 summer season.  Check out the sweet artwork for Gorge Windfest 2014.  For more information and to check out a great event video click HERE.

Thanks to Jen Jones of Moxy Int. for the excellent design work.  Check out more from Jen Jones and  Moxy International at these two links.





Free Windsurf Boards!

April 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Volvo’s new ad campaign features windsurfing. Well shot and edited. Check it out here:

March 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

First Up, First Down: Bryony Shaw windsurfing off the West Coast of Ireland, presented by Volvo a Windsurfing video by Prime and Fire

Dakine Hatchery Work Party

October 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

It is that time of year…the Fall Work Parties/Beach Clean Ups kick off this weekend.  First up we have the DAKINE sponsored Hatchery Work Party.

What:  Work Party/Beach Clean Up

Where: The Hatchery

When:  Saturday, Oct. 5th, 9am-12pm

Why:  Because we love the Hatchery and want to keep it in tip top shape.

Our friends at Dakine have generously donated a slue of gloves, hats, backpacks, and more for all that come to help out.

Cascade Locks Beach Clean Up – SATURDAY 9/28

September 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Board Member Notes VI. by Dave Nun

September 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off 

Board Member Notes VI.

By Dave Nunn

After a brief hiatus, we are glad to have our rotating weekly column, Board Member Notes, back in action. This week we hear from CGWA Board Member and local shop owner, Dave Nunn. Enjoy!

AWSI Windsurfing Retailer of the Year goes to WINDANCE Boardshop

The AWSI (Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries) meets annually at the industry SURF EXPO trade show in Florida and holds their Awards Ceremony at the same time. Their members are made up off all the Windsurf/Kite/ SUP distributors & manufacturers who each vote on who they thought was the #1 retailer, rider & manufacturer for each of the 3 industries.

I was stoked when this years spokesman, the legendary Dave Kalama, called out Windance as voted #1 for the Windsurfing Retailer of the Year. I ended up on the stage and had to make an impromptu & totally unprepared speech in which I told the whole crowd “Windsurfing is here to stay!” which pleasantly got a good cheer from the crowd.

Of course I have a fantastic team of staff who really deserve the thanks. They have the stoke for the sport which permeates through the whole shop. Our customers are also to be thanked, they vote with the dollars and without that support we couldn’t survive.

Thanks to everyone who voted for, worked for, or shops at Windance. I am very proud of this recognition.

Dave Nunn

Windance Boardshop

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