5/29/17: Registration is now open.

5/29/17: Changes to starting procedures can be found on the Courses page.

5/29/17: Attention all competitors for the 2017 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge! If you have not yet made reservations for accommodations in Hood River, please do so ASAP!! Our event is coinciding with the total solar eclipse on the Monday following our races and there are lots of folks coming to Oregon and the Hood River area to view this special event. So don’t delay! See our Travel and Lodging page.

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.

2017 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Venue

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.