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CGWA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors: There are 8 seats up for election. Nominations will be accepted through the first weekend of December. CGWA Board Members serve two year terms. To nominate, please email with the name, email address and phone number of the nominee. - 12/2

Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest: Pro Event: July 28th. Pro-Am Blow Out: July 29th. Amateur Event: August 4th. (Stevenson, WA). See for full details! - 7/28, 7/29 and 8/4

US Windsurfing Nationals: The American Windsurfing Tour comes to Hood River for four days of offreestyle, slalom and racing! When: July 23rd through 26th. Where: Hood River Event Site. All are welcome including junior divisions. Volunteers are still needed! Email Greg at for more info. - 7/23 through 7/26

Windfest Weekend: Where: Hood River Event Site. When: Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th. Beginners welcome! (Free lessons!) Participate in free clinics put on by local professionals! Enjoy live music (Sat. 5-10pm), Sunday morning swap meet (8AM), good food, beer, wine, raffles with prizes and more! For those that would like to get involved, email or call 541-386-9225. Volunteers get a free t-shirt! This is a family friendly event. Cost: $5 for CGWA members, $10 for non-members. For more info or to register as a volunteer, check out - 7/7 and 7/8

Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival: Men's and Women's Kiteboarding competitions. East Point in Stevenson, WA. For more info, check out - 8/19 through 8/21

King of the Hook: 1970's all over again! Railrides, duck tacks and tandem sailing are just a few cool things you'll see at this family friendly windsurfing event. Time: 5:30PM. Location: The Hook in H.R. Cost: FREE - 8/13

Swap Meet: Come join us at the Expo Center parking (SW of the Event Site). Setup begins at 7am for sellers. Open to buyers at 8am. Fee: $10 for sellers, buyers are FREE. - 8/7

Tenacity Games: Multi-day/multi-sport event including standup paddling, kiteboarding and kayaking competitions to raise money for cancer advocacy, prevention and survivorship programs in the battle to find a cure. Check out for more info. - 7/8 through 7/10