Continent
North America
Country
Washington (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Maryhill
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat
Hazards:
Currents, Buoys, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Very strong current. The enraged turbulence of currents from the dam flood against the westerly wind swells, creating a creamy phenomenon on which to ride.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
No information

Pebble beach launch. Be careful when launching and landing.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

Weather in the summer can be 90+°F with water temperatures warm enough for board shorts only in July and August. Shorties come in for June and September. Full wetsuits the rest of the year. Winters are not really kite-able here, with the bitter, blustering Easterly winds bringing snow, hail, and rain.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
W
Main Direction:
W

Spring: March to May, light winds 12-20, somewhat finicky. Summer: June to early September, windy, 15-35, pretty solid. Fall: September to October, light to moderate winds, but very steady: 13-25. The wind is usually gusty. Main direction Westerlies. Works in W.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get to the east side of the area. Go to the pebble beach to the right of the jetty.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Don't launch at the swimmers beach. The windsurf and kitesurf beach is to the west of it

Nightlife

No nightlife.