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 Rufus - Columbia River

USA, Oregon

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 45° 42.237' N
Longitude: 120° 20.622' W

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 Access

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 exit 109 and head North. At the T in the road, go left until the gravel piles.

From I-84 exit 109 and head North. At the T in the road, go left until the gravel piles.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 exit 109 and head North. At the T in the road, go left until the gravel piles.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 exit 109 and head North. At the T in the road, go left until the gravel piles.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 exit 109 and head North. At the T in the road, go left until the gravel piles.

Distance to a city Take a car

Access time Instant access (< 5min)

Easy to find? OK

Public access? Public access

Special access No access issues

 Kite Spot Characteristics

Spot quality Great

Experience Intermediate

Type River

Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf

Style Freeride

Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening 

Dangers Other water craft, Current 

Week crowd Few surfers

Week-end crowd Few surfers

Environment

Water quality Murky

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Bottom Rocky

Tide No tide dependency

Amenities

Camping

Local wind

Type Venturi wind

Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)

Main dir. West

Best dir. West

Best dir. relative Cross-Shore

Period From June to September

More infos 

English (Translate this text in English): In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.

In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.

English (Translate this text in English): In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.

English (Translate this text in English): In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.

English (Translate this text in English): In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of gravel. Large space to rig but not the nicest looking site.

Lots of gravel. Large space to rig but not the nicest looking site.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of gravel. Large space to rig but not the nicest looking site.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of gravel. Large space to rig but not the nicest looking site.

English (Translate this text in English): Lots of gravel. Large space to rig but not the nicest looking site.

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