Seventh Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
Sunday, August 20 at 8:00am to 6:00pm
Hood River Waterfront Park Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
The Seventh Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC), one of the world’s biggest and highest ranked stand up paddle boarding races, returns to Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge this August. This challenge attracts some of the most elite, as well as recreational male and female paddle boarders from around the world. Competitors travel from all over to experience the world-class downwind conditions that the Columbia River Gorge offers.
In addition to the event’s standup paddleboard races, there will be free demos, live music and food vendors. It all takes place at the Hood River Waterfront Park, a wonderful family-friendly park with an awesome beach, a great kids' play area and up-close viewing of the exciting races. Mark your calendars and come on down to check out this vibrant and spectator friendly event.