Windsurfing lessons from Hood River WaterPlay
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Windsurfing Lessons For All
Ages & Abilities!

Group Instruction at Hood River Waterplay There are two common ways to learn how to windsurf - trial and error or lessons.

The trial and error method can be a wet experience. We encourage beginners to attempt their first windsurfing experience in an official U.S. Sailing Level I lesson format. Windurfing lessons are FUN! Lessons make the learning experience more enjoyable, have you sailing much more quickly, and with a much better base of skills than if you try it on your own.




Girl with windsurfing sail in front of bridge Instructors at Hood River WaterPlay can prevent you from picking up bad habits that you will have to unlearn or correct later. Remember windsurfing utilizes finesse--not brute strength. All of us at Hood River WaterPlay will make what appears to be difficult a lot easier and you'll soon be enjoying the sport of windsurfing!


"I appreciate you teaching my wife and kids. Now we can all sail as a family. That means more time on the water!!!" Bruce-Bend, OR


Windsurfing Lessons

LEVEL COURSE   Recommendation
LEVEL 1 Official U.S. Sailing
Learn To Windsurf Program
more info 85% of our first-time customers take Level 1 or Level 1&2 package.
LEVEL 2 Beginning Shortboard Sailing more info Continues where Level 1 leaves off. Learn how to use a harness and plane. (go fast)
LEVEL 1 & 2 The Fast Track Program more info Sign up for Level 1 & 2 and save.
LEVEL 3 Waterstarts more info  
LEVEL 4 Hook & Foot more info  
LEVEL 5 Jibe Class more info  


All levels, rigging & tuning, advanced jibes, chop hops & jumping, tricks; Willy Skippers, Spocks, Vulcans & Loops!

Instructor Training

Get certified to teach windsurfing

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Call us to reserve your spot: 541-386-WIND (9463) • 800-WND-SURF • 800-963-7873

GORGE KIDS Windsurfing Lessons

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A Hood River Waterplay Exclusive

Our daily program for:

  • Kids who have never windsurfed before, or for beginners to waterstarters, and beyond.
  • kids who have had a beginner lesson once before but still feel the need to work on the basics, or specific skills.
  • We also have the Gorge Juniors Racing Team for those aspiring to race. We provide coaching all the way up to the Olympic, and World Class levels!

An introduction to high wind techniques -- each child will be given a harness, smaller board and gently introduced to a hi-wind sailing stance, hooking in, tacking and jibing with a powered up sail.

Kids learn to waterstart in shallow to chest deep water. Windsurfing lessons provide a risk-free way to learn. The lessons are Guaranteed.

Hood River WaterPlay provides you everything you'll need, including: wetsuit, booties, life preserver, helmet, your own personal windsurfer complete with a sail to fit your body size and current wind conditions. MORE INFO on our Kids program



Call: 541-386-WIND (9463) • 800-WND-SURF • 800-963-7873