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Swell City

In the 13+ miles of Columbia Gorge from Home Valley to Hood River used for the annual Gorge Downwind Championship Race (the last 8 miles is also the Viento run) there is a stretch toward the end close to the Washington shore known as “Swell City”. Swell City is quite popular with wind sport practitioners in part due to its reliably large waves. But the waves aren't just big in Swell City, often they are turbulent and coming at you from multiple angles - not just parallel wave sets. ( the waves are typically smaller in river center and near the Oregon side.)

Youtube link to this video Oscar Chalupsky teaching a new surfskier in a 2-person surfski

Swell City photos from Carter Johnson/Vortex Events

swell_city.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/29 13:54 by preavley