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The famous winds of the Gorge are driven by the temperature gradient between the desert to the east and the Pacific coast to the west.

  • Windsurfers sail in much higher winds (30+ knots) further east near Hood River where the gradient is the greatest.
  • We sail at Cascade Locks because the west winds are more suitable to dinghy sailing.
  • August is prime time for dinghy sailing at Cascade Locks.
  • Average Daytime Temps – 75-80 F / 24-27C
  • Average Winds – 12-18 knots
  • Average Water Temp – 70 F/21 C
  • Classic Cascade Locks August day is a cool morning with west winds around 8 knots building to 18 knots by the afternoon.
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