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Join a Downwind SUP Camp for world-class downwind paddling through the Columbia River Gorge!

Gorge downwinders are known as some of the best downwind runs in the world. The Columbia River provides consistent wind with a safe and easy setting to improve your downwind paddling or to try it for the first time.

The Columbia River Gorge is a designated National Scenic Area with beautiful vistas for the whole family to enjoy. The paddling is amazing and the views are just as good!

Gorge Downwind Championships Camp – July 17th – 22nd

Join me for the July 17th camp to receive professional downwind instruction while experiencing a week of fun at the Gorge Downwind Championships. This event has a unique festival atmosphere where we will do daily downwinders and finish at the beer-sponsored ‘Downwind Village’. Friday, Saturday or Sunday is chosen for the championship race depending on which day is the windiest. Find out more about the Gorge Downwind Championships here.

Gorge Paddle Challenge Camp – August 16th – 20th

The Gorge Paddle Challenge attracts elite SUP athletes from around the world as one of this biggest SUP races in the region. Participate in the camp to master your downwind skills before racing in the single or infamous ‘double downwinder’ during the weekend. You can choose to only do the camp dates of August 16th-19th or you can extend your stay and compete in the Gorge Paddle Challenge on August 19th and 20th.

All Camp Dates

June – TBA – Please email if interested in June dates.

July 17th – 19th – Gorge Downwind Championships Camp

August 3rd – 5th

August 16th – 18th – Gorge Paddle Challenge Camp

What’s Included

  • On-water downwind coaching with multiple downwinders each day
  • Video stroke technique analysis
  • Daily downwind shuttles
  • Training/racing strategy discussion and drills
  • SUP Training The Smart Way eBook and Training Program

Camp Pricing

$500 per person

$90 per day for top-quality downwind board and paddle rental

Race Registration Not Included

$250 deposit due to secure your spot

Contact or call 727-481-3637

Airport: PDX- Portland International. Only a 1-hour drive to Hood River!


Comfort Suites from $170 per night
Best Western Plus from $190 per night from $117 per night


“Chase has the rare ability to communicate, teach and improve people of any level, from any back ground. Challenging, fun and value packed, this camp took our paddling to another level. My wife and I flew over from Australia to attend and we will be back next year. Thanks again Chase!” -Paul, Australia


“The recent California Winter SUP Camp offered by Chase was an outstanding experience.  This professionally run camp provided excellent individualized paddling technique analysis and training for the casual paddler to serious racer. The training combined with the destination paddling experience in the San Diego location was awesome allowing for a variety of paddling activities. Looking forward to another session!” -David, Florida


“The camp allowed me to improve my paddling skills, meet some really great people and prep for a race. Chase has an incredible talent of making everyone feel valuable. I came away from his camp with new skills and knowledge of what direction I want to take my paddling.-Kelly, San Diego

Winter SUP Camp Video


Whitecaps = FUN

A sea of paddlers and white caps during the Gorge Paddle Challenge

Enjoy the beautiful town of Hood River.

Enjoy the beautiful town of Hood River.

Amazing hiking just a short drive away!

Amazing hiking just a short drive away!

Happy campers from our Winter SUP Camp.

Happy campers from our Winter SUP Camp.



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