This is undoubtedly one of the best spots in the Gorge to learn to kitebaord and it's home to our shop which over looks the Klickitat river! In Lyle you will experience some of the best, most consistent winds that The Gorge has to offer; warm shallow water; wide open spaces for riding; less crowds; and a huge sandbar for setting up your kite. The sandbar in Lyle is located on the Washington (north) side of the Columbia River where the wild and scenic Klickitat River flows into the Columbia. Not only are the conditions at this spot perfect for learning to kiteboard, but the scenery is beautiful as well! See our Gallery to get a sense of the area’s stunning views.
Currently, the Lyle sandbank is only accessible by watercraft. We will meet you at our shop and taxi you to the sandbank. We are located at 34 State Street (Hwy 14) in Lyle, Washington directly below the Memaloose Winery Tasting Room on the riverside of the building. If you are coming from Oregon, be sure to have cash on hand when crossing the bridge from Hood River to White Salmon for the toll. The charge is $1 each way. It's approximately 12 minutes east of Hood River.
Lessons Run from June to September
Select a date you would like to book for your first lesson then choose your preferred course and complete the secured booking process. Your follow up lessons will be arranged and booked manually once you have completed your first lesson. We operate 7 days a week, wind permitting.
*Please note* we will notify you of any changes to dates and times due to weather conditions. Choose a package and save! 5% discount for 2 days, 10% discount for 3 days, and 15% discount for 5 days! We recommend 5 days. On vacation? You can combine 2 days into 1 to save you time. Discounts are reflected in prices shown.
Forecast for the Lyle WA
When you are deciding on a particular day to book your lessons, look for wind that comes from the west for the Gorge. You're looking for wind blowing or gusting around 12 - 25 knots. Contact me if you are not sure how to read the charts.