Wind Surfing in Rowena, Hood River, Oregon USA

Area length:
5 acres/20234 m²
intermediate, expert
Best time to visit:
May to September
Best wind direction:
west, northwest
Rowena is a world famous wind surf destination in Oregon. Located at the Columbia River Gorge, a place that has dozens of things to offer to its visitors.

This is a recreational area for the ones who wish to escape everyday routine, climb on their board and spend some leisure time near nature.

Rowena has 5 ac/20234 m² of shore to expose and it is a private area, so there is a fee at the parking lot. This is not a beginners spot, it attracts mostly intermediate surfers and experts and best months to visit are May to September. Best wind direction is west, northwest and waves are moderate. You should be cautious of slippery rocks.

If you move east at the bay from the side of Oregon, you will find a more suitable place for beginners. It is close to the city of Hood River and The Dales, where you will find plenty of accommodation.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Hood River
14.1 miles (22.69 km), 18 minutes
Head northeast on Park St towards Montello Ave and continue on 9th St. Turn right on Oak St and left on 2nd St. Turn right to enter I-84 E towards The Dalles and take exit 76 onto Rowena to turn left on Rowena River Rd. Then turn right on Rowena River Rd.
BY CAR FROM The Dalles
8.6 miles (13.84 km), 18 minutes
Head east on E 10th St towards G St and turn left on G St. Then turn right on E 9th St and left on Brewery Grade. Turn right to remain on it. At the circular node take the first exit on E 2nd St. Turn left on Brewery Overpass Rd and again left to enter I-84 W towards Portland. Your destination is on your right.
Portland International Airport,
72.6 miles (116.84 km)


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