Kitesurfing is the latest evolution in the world of sailing. Imagine the freedom and excitement of kitesurfing over and above the water. Enjoy the ability to ride in winds from as little as 12 mph up to 35 mph and beyond. Become an IKO certified kiteboarder this summer. You can learn this dynamic leading edge sport in the world class setting of the Columbia River Gorge at Hood River, Oregon, from one of Hood Rivers most highly recommended and qualified kiteboarding instructors, Carlos Cornieles, co-owner and founder of KITE the GORGE, the newest kite school in Hood River. The combination of expert instruction and ideal wind and water conditions provide the best progression to IKO certification - your ticket to world wide kitesurfing.
To enroll with Kite the Gorge, first choose the classes you need. If you are interested in kiteboarding lessons but not quite ready to make a commitment then try Get Started Kitesurfing Lessons for a great exposure to the sport. If you are already hooked, then you are ideally suited for a Beginner Kiteboarding Lesson. We can provide all the information you will need to place you into the appropriate kitesurfing class.
Students at the end of their classes with Kite The Gorge instruction are evaluated and certified with an IKO kiteboard card stating their level. Presenting this card to any IKO Center world wide, shows your accomplished level without losing time..
All of our kiteboarding lessons are taught with new Slingshot gear. Step by step coaching on safety, equipment, and kite board skills. Solid instructions on the latest technology of the kitesurfing industry. International Kiteboarding Organization