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 Kite Beach - Columbia River

USA, Washington

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 45° 43.188' N
Longitude: 121° 30.523' W

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English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 take Exit 63 head towards the Columbia River.

From I-84 take Exit 63 head towards the Columbia River.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 take Exit 63 head towards the Columbia River.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 take Exit 63 head towards the Columbia River.

English (Translate this text in English): From I-84 take Exit 63 head towards the Columbia River.

Distance to a city In the city

Access time Short walk from shore (< 5min)

Easy to find? OK

Public access? Public access

Special access No access issues

 Kite Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Hood River Sandbar

Spot quality Great

Experience Everyone

Type River

Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf

Style Freeride

Day timing Afternoon 

Dangers Other water craft, Current 

Week crowd Crowded

Week-end crowd Ultra crowded

Environment

Water quality Murky

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Bottom Sandy

Tide No tide dependency

Amenities

Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental

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): Kite Beach is a very popular location due to the sandbars to rig and the shallow water. It can get crowded at times.

Kite Beach is a very popular location due to the sandbars to rig and the shallow water. It can get crowded at times.

English (Translate this text in English): Kite Beach is a very popular location due to the sandbars to rig and the shallow water. It can get crowded at times.

English (Translate this text in English): Kite Beach is a very popular location due to the sandbars to rig and the shallow water. It can get crowded at times.

English (Translate this text in English): Kite Beach is a very popular location due to the sandbars to rig and the shallow water. It can get crowded at times.

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