Updated 8/20/2015, 15:40 Pacific

SCHEDULE CHANGE: CGPC Race Directors have switched the weekend schedule due to stronger west winds forecast for Sunday. The Course Race will be Saturday and the Downwind Race will be Sunday. Please see new weekend schedule bellow. ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/PaddleChallenge for the most up to date information.

Here is the schedule page.



You can pick up your registration packet at Big Winds from 2-5 Friday afternoon. There is a poster signing as well, from 3-5.

PaddleGuru is handling registration, payment, timing, and results.  Race results are live on their website, so racers and spectators can see unofficial results on their mobile devices before the race is even finished. Race Day registration is $10 more per race.  So register now!

SUP Majors

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2014 Results

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The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.  Last year’s Paddle Challenge featured a Distance Downwind Race,Course Race, and a Team Relay Race. There were 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