Swell City is The CGW2’s premier MEMBERS ONLY Gorge launch-site for windsurfing, paddling & foiling only. There is no safe kite-launch at Swell City. CGW2 Members can purchase their annual Swell City launch-pass here for $80.

To redeem your launch-pass, print your receipt or save to your mobile device. You can pick-up your Swell City Pass at Windance in Hood River.  Please be prepared to present your ID and receipt to Windance Staff to redeem your Pass. 

Display your annual Swell City annual pass on the rear window of your vehicle. Vehicles not displaying a valid CGW2 Swell City pass are subject to being towed at owner’s expense.

Please remember that Swell City Passes are issued are “per membership”  (individual, family, or business) and  not “per vehicle.”

Proceeds support the maintenance and upkeep of this launch-site. Parking is limited and is granted on a first come, first served basis. No double parking permitted.

There is no running water at Swell and no trash collection, so please be prepared to pack-in & out your own. Porta-potties are on-site from roughly Memorial Day until a few weeks past Labor Day. Otherwise, there are no restroom facilities so consider doing your business before arrival.  While not prohibited, this site is not ideal for pets or children, and you are responsible for their safety.

Swell City Hosts are there to help, but please remember, this is a relatively primitive, “experts only” launch-site. There are no lifeguards on duty so launch, ride, and land at your own risk. Please read posted code-of-conduct signage before launching.