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“Kiteboarding lessons on a very windy day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brian's Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

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Brian's Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
400 Portway Ave., Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-1423
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Hood River
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“Kiteboarding lessons on a very windy day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Brian is an extremely personable, one-on-one instructor. My boyfriend was his only kiteboarding student for the morning so he received a lot of personal attention. Brian was very educated on the sport and his laid-back attitude made him a wonderful instructor. The instruction session was very personalized and Brian was attentive and structured the lesson based on individual needs. My boyfriend picked things up pretty quickly and was able to get into some more advanced moves during his very first session!

I rented a paddle board while the boys were boarding and paddled around a wind-sheltered area just off the main river (still part of the river). The wind was extreme even in this area so I had to cut my ride a bit short. Spent the rest of the time watching the kiteboarders and windsurfers, which was fantastic.

We looked at several instructors in the area (there are many down along the river) and decided Brian was the best fit for our needs. We are very glad we chose him!! We will definitely be back for more instruction from Brian!

Visited June 2013
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Hood River, Oregon
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“Brian is a Treat himself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very good instructors and good equipment. From Beginning to near pro level this is the place. Getting to know Brian is worth the visit even if you don't take a lesson

Visited May 2013
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Hood River, Oregon
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“Excellent school and more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Brian has been doing this longer than most who cares about his work and your success. Great service and natural born teach...also has great stories and jokes..take the time to learn from a pro.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent Windsurfing Instruction -- Cared about Customers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Brian is the Owner and he cares about the experiences of his clients. Kiran was our instructor. We have 2 teenagers, both beginners. The beginner lesson was 3 hours -- 1 hour on land with special windsurfing board and then in the cove for practice. Kiran gave the boys great instructions and when they hit the water they both got up! They were practicing getting up, turning and how to manage the wind and the board. Brian also checked in on them to make sure they were getting the hang of it. It was a great day in Hood River!

Visited August 2011
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