The Cascade Difference.
Away from the Crowds.
We teach our Water Lessons almost 2 miles upwind, away from the busy Hood River sandbar where most of the other schools teach their water lessons. Teaching the Water Lessons in a boat-access only area allow us to take advantage of more consistent and steadier wind, tons of room, and no other lesson traffic!
Waverunner for all Water Lessons
Cascade Kiteboarding is the only school that assists ALL water lessons with a lesson-specific waverunner. It is always included in our Water Lesson.
2-Way Bluetooth Communication & Instruction Helmets
Cascade Kiteboarding is the only school in the Gorge to use Radio-Controlled instruction helmets, which greatly increase the learning curve. This coaching system cuts out communication barriers such as wind, waves, and distance. It also allows our instructors to give critical instant feedback to the student as soon before, during, and immediately after their actions with the kite and board. You can't achieve that when you're yelling at your student from the shore.
All of our lessons are customized to the learning curve of the student -- Customizing the lesson to the student allows us to identify challenges and strides immediately, constantly working individually with the student to help them progress.
Private & Pretty Private
We teach only private (1 person) and semi-private (2 people) lessons.
We love what we do.
Local causes we proudly support year-round:
Hood River Rotary Foundation for College Scholarships
Hood River Education Foundation
White Salmon Valley Education Foundation
Cooper Spur Ski Team
Athletes 4 Cancer's Camp Koru
Gorge Grown Food Network