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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 45° 43.188' N
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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
Alternative name Hood River Sandbar
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf
Day timing Afternoon
Dangers Other water craft, Current
Week crowd Crowded
Week-end crowd Ultra crowded
Water quality Murky
Current Strong ( > 2 knots)
Tide No tide dependency
Camping, Hotel, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental
Type Venturi wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. West
Best dir. West
Best dir. relative Cross-Shore
Period From June to September
In the Columbia Gorge, wind can exceed 40 knots in this location. Don't leave your smallest kites at home.
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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