The Gorge Paddle Challenge, arguably the most beloved event in our sport, has officially been cancelled for season 2020 due to the pandemic. The news was first posted by hometown hero and three-time Gorge "Double Downwind" champion Fiona Wylde on Insta
MacRae Wylde joins me from Hood River, Oregon to chat about paddling, foiling, teaching his daughter Fiona how to windsurf, the legacy of the late/great Steve Gates, and the epic playground that is the Columbia River Gorge. He's also got some wise words about the "Truth"...
Steve Gates, founder of the Gorge Paddle Challenge and an inspiring figure for so many in his hometown of Hood River and beyond, has died at the age of 69 following a long battle with cancer that, while ultimately taking his life, never dented his signature enthusiasm and pa
Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde have made it a clean sweep for Team Starboard at the Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon today. Fiona, the three-time defending champ, was once again unstoppable as her home course turned on the downwind conditions. Fiona's fourth-straight DD crown cemented her reputation as not only the Queen of Hood River but also one of the most-tale
New name, same great event. SIC has been announced as new title sponsor of the famous downwind showdown in Hood River, taking over from Naish and guaranteeing the future of one of the most beloved events on the calendar. The event is now of
REPLAY: Gorge Paddle Challenge "Hot Lap" Elite Race FULL REPLAY of the "Hot Lap" Elite Race finals on Day 2 of the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. Thanks for watching, and thanks to everyone for a great weekend in Hood River, Oregon! (skip to 1 hr 21 minutes for Titouan Puyo's "Pied Piper" move!) Posted […]
One of the most iconic events (and funnest weekends) on the calendar, the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, has taken the initiative to give women the same opportunities as men by embracing the "up to 14 ft" board class. Beginning with the 20