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Big Winds

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Are there are lots of big winds to be experienced. The best winds are the ones that blow hard and... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Glenorchy, Australia
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Big Winds Stand Up Paddle Boarding lesson

This was my first paddle boarding lesson and I'm glad we went with Big Winds. We had a 1 hour... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Margie M
Portland, Oregon
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29 Nov 2017
“Big wind”
27 Aug 2017
“Big Winds Stand Up Paddle Boarding lesson”
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...more
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207 Front St, Hood River, OR 97031-2307
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Are there are lots of big winds to be experienced. The best winds are the ones that blow hard and which comes with thunderstorms.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was my first paddle boarding lesson and I'm glad we went with Big Winds. We had a 1 hour lesson with Jojo and Brian who were both great teachers. We practiced on a nice calm lagoon instead of the Columbia River which made it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Margie M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Kids did 4 day afternoon camp in July. Loved it. Instructors were great. Perfect spot for learning, waist deep lagoon. 7, 9 and 11 year old all hooked!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were a group of 6 who all rented e-bikes from Big Winds today. What a great experience we had, from start to finish. Super-friendly staff, great bikes, easy rental transaction. E-bikes are the way to go on the climbs for wimps like me!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I'm pretty new to SUPing, was looking for my first board, and was trying to figure out what length and shape to buy. So I emailed several shops and was impressed with Big Winds' responsiveness and expert recommendations. So much so that when I saw...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank alyson s
Reviewed 15 September 2015

On our recent visit to Hood River, we visited both the Big Winds store located in Hood River and their equipment rental satellite located down at the park/marina area. We love this place. The staff are very friendly and helpful and they have just about...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The end of July our Grandchildren had a wind surfing lesson with Big Winds in Hood River Oregon. The lessons are in a safe area in the Columbia River Gorge especially for beginners. The Gorge is a major wind surfing area and can be very...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank grazia2626
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We were going to take the kids to another company in Hood River that does windsurfing lessons but my wife thought this would be a good place after reading reviews online. The check in location (their main headquarters downtown) is very nice and the people...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Ed-IdealJourney
BigWinds, Public Relations Manager at Big Winds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Dear G8RED, We are very sorry to hear about your daughter’s experience with our windsurfing school. We are used to hearing nothing but rave reviews about our program and instructors so we certainly take your comments and concerns very seriously. I would invite you to...More

Reviewed 14 November 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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank MrsO_5
Reviewed 12 August 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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank elle_oregon
BigWinds, Manager at Big Winds, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

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!

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