2016: What a Year!


2016 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

What a weekend! Over 350 competitors, sunny skies, and perfect conditions for course racing and downwind racing. The world’s best put on an amazing show, right alongside kids, teens, first time racers, moms, dads, weekend warriors and more. Below find links to all the results, and over 170+ photos. Congrats and thank you to all!


2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The event features both a Distance Downwind Race and a Course Race. There are SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos and live music.

Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Venue

LOCATION: The venue for the Naish CGPC is Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The park features a crescent-shaped beach for the starting and staging areas, great stadium style viewing area for spectators, large grass area for the vendor tents, onsite restrooms, and plenty of parking. It is also a great place for children, with a play site, marimba and climbing wall, all within walking distance to downtown Hood River.

Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Venue