Werner Paddles SUP Team riders, come together as a family at the “Gorge.”

As Werner Paddles stand up paddle Team riders travelled from around North America to compete at the 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, they gathered for an on water day to get the gang together and build a closer bond. With some coaching from world class downwind racers Fiona Wylde, Josh Riccio and MacRae Wylde, they came together to laugh, paddle and learn from one an other. We are honored to see these great folks continue on the spirit of Werner's history, for being on the water together as a family. Enjoy. Film by Dave Fusilli.

Cover Photo.  Steve Gates of Big Winds (Hood River, OR) has been an immense part of SUP's growth in the "Gorge."  Along with bringing the race to town and getting so many people stoked on the sport, his involvement with the youth movement and creating new generations of water enthusisats has been huge.  The JET program (Junior Elite Team) along with introducing many families to wind and paddle sports, has produced some amazing talent as well.  Pictured here (L to R) Hannah Hill, Alyson Fromm (8th in the downwind race) Steve and Fiona Wylde (event overall winner.)  Thanks for all you do Steve.

 

To see the entire video series of our Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, "Insider Coverage" stop by our You Tube channel today. Werner Paddles-You Tube.