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Bands of Beach Bash

We are stoked to have so much awesome live music coming to town for 10 Barrel Beach Bash 2016 – June 23rd – June 26th

Here is the lineup:

Thursday – Pray For Wind Party at Stonehedge Gardens – 6-10pm with local favorite Bart Popenoe

Friday’s Outdoor Concert at the Waterfront Park, 6-10pm.

We are stoked to have Dirty Revival coming out from PDX to rock the Park.  Check out their latest music video here:

Saturday, we have music all day lined up at the Hood River Event Site starting at 11AM

Kids show from the Underground Music Station

Brand new local band, Soul Prophet, featuring Amber Nelson on lead vocals.

Another local ringer, Antonyms.  Check them out @antonymsmusic.

Closing the evening is a Gorge Windsurfing favorite – The Ultronz!  New or old to the Gorge, you will not want to miss these guys rock the Beach!

Photos of Phil Soltysiak Freestyle Clinic

PWA Freestyler to do pre-King of the Hook Clinic

philip14PWA freestyle windsurfer Philip Soltysiak is in town and is going to do a FREE clinic for the CGWA Groms Program and participants of King of the Hook.  Come on down to the Hook on Saturday at 3:00PM to perfect, learn, and practice any moves to bust out at King of the Hook, which starts at 5:00PM on Sat.

Space is limited so please e-mail Greg at cgwa@gorge.net if you will be attending.

Open to kids and adults.  Must be a member of the Gorge Groms program to use CGWA gear, OR you can bring your own. 


The Port Opens More Parking for Windsurfers at Luhr Jensen

With the support of Ann Frodel of the Waterfront Park Association, the CGWA has worked with the Port of Hood River to open up more parking at the Luhr Jensen parking lot. 

Capture.jensenWindsurfers who want to use the Waterfront Park launch can now park in the first (western most) row of paved spotsPlease respect the new parking arrangement and only park in the allowed spots.  The Luhr Jensen building residents need truck access and employee parking.   See photo for more detail.

Global iWindsurf

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

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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Gorge Windfest 2014



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.