Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grand opening of our swimming pool!

This season we have a new on-site swimming pool for teaching the eskimo roll and other kayaking techniques. Sign up with us any time for a pool lesson!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vibram Five Fingers for kayaking

The Vibram Five Fingers are a new multi-use shoe that has proven great for kayaking. They fit well in the playboats and dry quickly. You can wear this shoe right out of the boat and in around town. Runners have been raving over them and their benefits to muscular development of balancing muscles. Stop by our headquarters and try a pair on for yourself.

We are looking forward to a great kayak lesson season!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Little People, Big World cast comes kayaking with us!

The TLC reality show, "Little People, Big World" came out to the Columbia River Gorge this last weekend for a day of kiting and paddling. Given that it was 70 and there was no wind (just another perfect weekend in The Hood), we're not sure how the kiting went, but the paddling couldn't have been better!

We took the group out in some shiny, red Dagger Zydecos provided by the Kayak Shed and AT Paddles, which ensured everyone had a good time!

LPBW just had it's season finale. So, look for Columbia Gorge Kayak School and the Roloff family next season (4-6 months, we're told). We will, of course, keep you in the loop once we hear more details. In the meantime, here are a couple of preview photos.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Photo Shoot with Jock Bradley

We had a great day out on the Lower Hood River with world renowned kayak photographer Jock Bradley. The shots will be used on our website and brochures. Thanks to all of the previous students for coming out and helping.
Check out Jock's Work at

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sunset Falls Waterfall Clinic & Pyranha Demo

Columbia Gorge Kayak School Presents:
Sunset Falls Waterfall Clinic & Pyranha Demo
When: Sat March 15th
Where: EF Lewis Sunset Falls
What: Creeking Clinic- Waterfall running technique and setting safety.
Cost: $65 includes a dvd of yourself through out the day.

Sign up at
or 541.806.4190,

Todd Anderson and Ryan Scott will spend the afternoon with you at Sunset Falls.
We will discuss proper waterfall running technique,setting safety, and give you a dvd of your runs down the falls.

We will have all of the newest Pyranha Boats on hand for you to try. Including the Everest, Burn, and Ammos.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Whitewater Video Release Party!

Pulse Video Premiere at River City Saloon Saturday March 22nd, 8pm
This video features Todd Anderson,
Columbia Gorge Kayak School's Lead Instructor
Also featured are Tao Berman, Josh Bechtel, and Erik Boomer.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

LVM Premiere

Lunch Video Magazine # 23 Premiere in Hood River.
When: Sat. July 14, LVM starts at 9pm, with local footage before the show.
Where:Horse and Hound Pub, 5th and Oak St.This will be held outside in the new patio.

Contents include:Updates from the Northeast, Northwest, & ColoradoTeva Extreme Games in Val Sesia, ItalyTrip Reports from Italy and CaliforniaIR's Are You Gonna Eat That? Tommy's Top Tenand much more...