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Enjoy the ultimate windsurfing vacation at Rowena Shores.

Visit the Rowena Riviera
in the Columbia River Gorge
Windsurfing Capital of the World

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Click here for spectacular full sized view from Rowena Plateau You have arrived in paradise, an outdoor recreation enthusiast's dream come true. Located on the "Rowena Riviera" right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge on the border between Oregon and Washington in the NW United States, Rowena Shores is a 5 acre private estate.

One of the premier windsurfing locations on the Columbia River, just downriver from the famed Doug's Beach, it is also VERY popular with families with children as well. Nowhere else in the Gorge but the private launches in Rowena, can families with young children feel comfortable leaving their small children outside to play all day while everyone enjoys sailing, picnicking and playing on the beach. You just can't find a safer, more pleasant spot to sail than the private launches at Rowena.

If you don't have a friend in Rowena, you're still in luck. Mayer Park East is a windsurfing park at the east end of Rowena which offers an easy launch sight into the powerful winds of the central Gorge. Plenty of parking, grass lawns for rigging and full restroom facilities make this a great spot for the family.

Of course, windsurfing isn't the only activity to enjoy in the Gorge and surrounding areas. Hood River, Oregon, just 12 miles east of Rowena Shores along I-84, is the epicenter of an outdoor recreational wonderland. This federally protected National Scenic Area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Enjoy mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, kiteboarding, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft, horseback riding, golf, and snow skiing and snow boarding on nearby Mt. Hood with an elevation of 11245 feet! The Columbia River Gorge truly has something for everyone! Spend some time browsing this website to learn more about all this northwest paradise has to offer.

Patrick enjoying some typical Gorge summer weather
Young Patrick enjoying the wind and sunshine. Click on the little guy to learn more about the Gorge weather. Or maybe you'd just like an up-to-date NOAA weather report for the Gorge or more detailed meteorological information here.

aerial photo of Rowena Shores

Click on this aerial photo for more details about this spectacular setting.

45 mph wind at Rowena Shores For windsurfing enthusiasts, it doesn't get much better than this! In summer, strong steady west winds with an opposing current and warm fresh water make "Rowena Shores" a truly spectacular place to sail. Click on the picture to get more information on the wind. Or click here to watch a preview of highwind sailing action at Rowena Shores.

Nuclear winds in the Gorge For the seasoned windsurfer the Gorge represents the ultimate goal for high winds, giant swells, incredible scenery and the highest concentration of "boardheads" per capita anywhere in the world! For more information about sailing and other activities in the Gorge as well as some interesting links, click on this picture of me, your humble webmaster JB, catching some nuking winds. If you're curious about the webmaster for Rowena Shores, you can take a short side trip for a little background information. When I'm not busy windsurfing I'm generally surfing the Internet or helping others to do the same with my own Internet software business.

Portland, Oregon A visit to the magnificent city of Portland is an absolute must while here in the Northwest. Click on the photo for links to everything from arts and entertainment to restaurants, microbreweries and vineyards with wine-tasting. This is a city you can easily learn to love! Our primary residence is in Lake Oswego, a beautiful suburb just ten minutes south of the city.

You could be here relaxing on your own private vacation estate! Click for The Dalles, Oregon Weather Forecast
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