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What We Do 2017-11-14T14:27:31+00:00

LAUNCH SITES

The CGWA works with Land Owners, Oregon & Washington State Parks, Municipalities, Port Districts, The Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and others we share The Gorge with to establish, maintain, and protect access to safe, high-quality Columbia River launch sites. Throughout the year, we conduct volunteer work parties and launch-site clean-ups.

Published annually, The CGWA’s “Gorge Windsurfing Guide” details useful info on locating and using the best Gorge launch sites.

Finally, The CGWA  owns, operates, and maintains “Swell City”, one of the most extraordinary launch sites in The Columbia River Gorge!

YOUTH PROGRAMS

The CGWA helps to cultivate new generations of Gorge Windsurfing enthusiast. We support programs for youth and beginner Windsurfing introduction, instruction, and competition.

We do outreach work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Next Door, Gorge School Districts, and local instructors to promote Gorge Windsurfing.

We also provide low-cost use of beginner equipment and instruction at “The Hook” in Hood River (May thru Sept).

SWAPS

Throughout the Gorge Windsurfing season, The GGWA conducts five gear “swap-meets.”  We sell quality, affordable, donated used gear for beginners and experience sailors at very reasonable prices. Proceeds from these sales help fund our launch-site and youth programs.

Seasonal visitors in need of “high-wind” gear can find great deals on lots of Gorge suitable stuff.

Because the CGWA is an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, your gear and/or cash donations are tax deductible!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have usable gear to donate!