Columbia River Gorge/USA

Not everyone lives near an ocean or a lake, so why not going for Windsurfing on a nearby river?

There are hundreds of rivers worldwide that offer simply perfect Windsurfing conditions. The largest are already conquered by river rippers, like world famous Columbia River Gorge(USA), St. Lawrence River (Canada) or Rhine River (Germany) to name a few.

Depending on the wind force and the rivers characteristics, you will find various conditions from flat-water, to bump & jump to wavelike sailing conditions. The current is part of what makes Windsurfing on a river so great. With the current driving you down the river and the wind pushing you up the river, you can sail downwind all the time. Especially for freestyle windsurfers, rivers are a perfect playground to improve their skills!

river-rippers.net is a social network deticated to river windsurfing around the world, founded back in 2003 by Frank Bingel, an addicted river windsurfer from Rhine River in Germany.

On this website you find river windsurfing related content like river guides, latest photos and news from around the world. In addtion 400 river windsurfers are already socialicing via Facebook on the related Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/riverrippers and are sharing their interest.

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We are always on the lookout for great shots, cool stories and good people, so let’s make this site a reality.

(C) Photo by Richard Halllman :: Location: Columbia River Gorge / USA