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Oregon Windsurf and Kiting Spots

Oregon sailing sites from north to south on the coast, and west to east in the Gorge. Does not include inland lakes.

Manzanita   North Oregon Coast

Drive thru the center of town until you hit the beach, you can launch anywhere, however some locals think the south part of the beach by the houses is a better place to launch. The wind is often very “on ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting, Surfing

Nehalem Bay   North Oregon Coast

Getting There Off the 101 just south of Manzanita, take the road to the Nehalem State Park. Drive for 10 mn. The launch is by the boat launch at the end of the Nehalem State Park. You will need an oregon ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
October - MarchSouthFlat Water BlastingWindsurfing

Barview Jetty   North Oregon Coast

This is a south wind sailing spot mostly for advanced sailors. With the right conditions, it can be really fun. Launch is on the north side of the Barview Jetty. Turn off the 101 shortly after Garibaldi ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
October - MarchSouthWave Riding. Bump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting, Surfing

Bayocean Spit   (Barview South Jetty) - North Oregon Coast

Hard to get to, but regularly sailed by kiters and surfed by the local crew. Getting there is tricky. Kiters & Surfers will park on the North Jetty and paddle across the channel with their gear. Sailing ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthWave Riding. Bump & JumpKiting, Surfing
Oceanside. Photographer: Trudy Lary

Oceanside   North Oregon Coast

You can park anywhere along the beach, but not in front of the waste water treatment station. This spot can often have some very nice waves. Often gusty but the waves are worth it. Be ready to move up ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthDTL Wave RidingWindsurfing

Netarts Bay   North Oregon Coast

Getting There Easy access: Go to Cape Lookout, keep driving north descending into the bay; or from the 101 go towards Oceanside and take the directions towards Netarts bay. The launch is by ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
October - MaySouthFlat Water Blasting, BumpsWindsurfing
Roads End. Photographer: Trudy Lary

Roads End   Lincoln City - North Oregon Coast

Flagged as a North wind spot, it is actually regularly ridden by the local kite crew on south winds. But given how big the south swells can get, and how tricky the beach break is, we don't recommend this ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting

Gleneden Beach   Lincoln City - Central Oregon Coast

Off the 101 south of Lincoln City, park at the Wayside Park. Lots of parking close to the beach. This place dishes a punchy shorebreak on the high tide, but blows early and continues to blow even when ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
Year RoundNorth & SouthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting

Beverly Beach   Central Oregon Coast

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SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting

Agate Beach, Newport   Central Oregon Coast

Grass rigging and running water are here but a long walk to beach. This site can be fun and there is surfing just north of this location at the north end of this beach if the wind doesn’t blow.  This ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Surfing

Newport   Central Oregon Coast

The Newport South Jetty is a state park a short drive south past the Newport bridge. Follow the state park signs. Nice grass rigging area and outside running water. When the conditions are right, this ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthWave RidingWindsurfing, Kiting

Florence   Central Oregon Coast

The entrance is about a thousand yards south of the Florence Bridge off of 101 there is a pay station here but the parking on the south jetty belongs to the Army Corps of Engineers, so you do not need ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthWave Riding. Bump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting, Surfing

Floras Lake   South Oregon Coast

Floras Lake - a consistent and safe place to learn Windsurfing or Kiting on the Oregon Coast. It's beautiful, safe and has plenty of activities. Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthFlat WaterWindsurfing, Kiting
Credits: Si Crowther

Cape Sebastian   South Oregon Coast

The Cape. Scenic. Dramatic. Great wind. Great waves. Don't miss it. When the place is on, there's no other place you should be on the Coast. With the right SW swell, it can serve unforgettable down the ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthWave RidingWindsurfing
Levi Siver - Credits: AWT, Si Crowther.

Pistol River   South Oregon Coast

The infamous Pistol River, 15 mn south of Gold Beach, home of your best bump and jump sessions. Nuclear winds, wide open to ocean swell, the place is a windsurfers' magnet. A must see. Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
April - SeptemberNorthBump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting
Crescent city windsurfer

Crescent City   South Oregon Coast

Located south of the border, this is the only sailing sport of Northern California to make it into the Oregon windsurfing guide because it's just so close to Oregon and the 199 off Grants Pass takes you ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
October - MarchSouthFlat Water Blasting, Bump & JumpWindsurfing, Surfing

Rooster Rock   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Located on the Oregon side, about 25 mn east of Portland, this is an East wind site best in the fall. Spring east winds are strong too but don't quite have as much umph as fall east winds. Best when water ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
October-AprilEastFlat Water, Bump & JumpWindsurfing, Kiting

Stevenson   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Located on the Washington side, in the middle of the Columbia Gorge corrider. Cross over from I84 over the Bridge of the Gods which will take you 140 feet above the river, kind of cool. Primarily ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
Year RoundWest & EastFlat WaterWindsurfing, Kiting

The Hatch   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Located on the Washington side a few miles west of the Hood River bridge, the Hatchery is the most popular windsurf spot on the Columbia River. For a good reason: it's windy and well exposed, river current ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestSwell Riding, Bump and JumpWindsurfing

Hood River Event Site   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Located in Hood River, very easy access. If you have never sailed the Columbia Gorge, this should be your first experience. It's where it all begins. Fairly flat and proteted from the chop, wind ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWest (East)Flat WaterWindsurfing, Kiting

Rowena   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

15 mn east of Hood River on I84. Take the Rowena exit, then make a right after the brige (and after the rail road). Continue to the park. Requires an Oregon Park pass. Bathrooms, grass rigging. ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestSwell Riding, Bump and JumpWindsurfing, Kiting

Lyle Sandbar   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Park along the road before entering the city of Lyle on the washington side of the river. Watch out when crossing the rail roads. This is a sailing spot for kiters, do not windsurf here. Very ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestFlat WaterKiting

Dougs   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

Great sailing windsurfing spot on the Washington side. Do not kite here, there's no way to launch your kite. Getting there: take the bridge in Hood River, go on Highway 14 about 20 mn. Good ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestSwell Riding, Bump and JumpWindsurfing

The Wall   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

45 mn east of Hood River on the Washington side, very close to Rufus this is a sailing spot for advanced riders and works when clouds are thick in Hood River or when the conditions are just right. Make ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestSwell Riding, Big AirsWindsurfing
credits: http://fortboise.org

Rufus   Oregon Columbia River Gorge

50 mn east of Hood River on the Oregon side, this sailing site can be ripping when the clouds are thick in Hood River. Make the drive if other sites aren't windy. Gravels, easy ... Read More

SeasonWindBest forMost suited for
March - OctoberWestSwell RidingWindsurfing, Kiting
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