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Address: 207 Front Street, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: +(1)541.386.6086
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Description: Established in the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon in 1987, Big...
Established in the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, Oregon in 1987, Big Winds is one of the largest windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand up paddleboarding product and accessory stores in the United States. Our staff members are experienced players who are passionate about their sports and equipment and ready to offer expert advice. In addition to an enormous rental/demo fleet for all skill levels, our windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding school is one of the best in the Pacific Northwest and our lesson programs include kids camps, junior camps, and private and group lessons for men and women of all ages. Visit our retail shop or give us a call today for a relaxed, informative talk about windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand up paddleboarding gear and accessories.
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This place is not just for kiting.

Big winds has their hands on almost all outdoor activities from Hood River to the Mount Hood Territories and they know their stuff! They had a facility set up at Event Park and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
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Troutdale, Oregon
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Troutdale, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Big winds has their hands on almost all outdoor activities from Hood River to the Mount Hood Territories and they know their stuff! They had a facility set up at Event Park and taught classes in SUP and windsurfing. I thought they were extremely well priced. They offered my Grandson a real deal on a class but with an earache... More 

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Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A friend and I had a wonderful time in Hood River on the Columbia. We scheduled a Sup yoga class with Rayna from Big Winds and weren't disappointed at all....more amazing than I would have guessed. We paddled out into the river for a spectacular view of the gorge and a fish jumped right beside my board! We had class... More 

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BigWinds, Manager at Big Winds, responded to this review

Thank you elle_oregon for joining us for a SUP Yoga session on the river. This is a popular class that's new this year. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and we look forward to having you join us again! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family of two middle aged folks and one 14-year old signed up for the windsurfing lessons. The people at the shop and Allison our instructor were very friendly, helpful and patient. It's sure is exciting when you get your board moving in the breeze. However, I would warn you if you're not very coordinated/athletic you may want to try... More 

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BigWinds, Manager at Big Winds, responded to this review

Thanks JanetB2656 for your feedback. We are glad that you and your family had a good time on the water with our staff. Yes, windsurfing can be a challenging sport that does take some time to master. But as you said, once you get up and moving, it is an experience that is hard to beat. Paddelboarding (SUP) can be... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to Big Winds for an introductory windsurfing lesson. First, they called us an hour before the lesson to tell us there wasn't enough wind to have a good lesson that day (which is pretty unusual there). We appreciated the honesty and they were flexible about rescheduling. The clerk at the shop (didn't catch his name) was very helpful.... More 

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BigWinds, Manager at Big Winds, responded to this review

Thanks for giving windsurfing lessons a try with Big Winds! We're thrilled to hear about your experience and hope that you'll be back again for more lessons. We look forward to seeing you on the water! More 

tucson az
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a recent trip to Hood River we happened upon Big Winds. Our goal was to do some shopping. We found a great selection of beach/water related clothing, hats, sunglasses, outerwear and shoes so shop we did. While there we also found out that this was the place for any river related activities on Hood River. They sell and rent... More 

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