To be honest, we’ve been logging surf data as long as we’ve been surfing. Until now keeping track of wave count and how long a sesh lasted was all just fuzzy math in our heads (ok, probably a little exaggertion too.) But now Rip Curl introduces the first true surf watch, the SearchGPS and we are in full surf geek mode at Gorge Performance. In addition to 1,360 tide location it tracks up to 10 hours of surf time and syncs with the cloud to the Search App creating your own personal log book. Read More
For the rider looking for unmatched wide-angle peripheral vision, the industry-leading APX sets the standard in snow goggle performance. Styling, comfort, performance and easy lens interchangeability make the APX a Gorge rider favorite. (Also available in APXS for those of you with smaller domes)
Breathtaking photography from around the world make the 2015 Global Surf Calendar the next best thing to riding at Cloud Break. Well maybe not, but at least it is a gift you feel good about buying. Read More
A late release update to the 2014 12′ Rubicon has moved it atop our recreational board list. Read More
Did you know there is a way to improve your balance, sharpen your riding skills and stay fit, without heading to the beach, mountain or river? Indo Board lets you work it all from your living room. Read More
If you surf in the Northwest, why not ride something made in the Northwest. Better yet, how about made in Hood River and glassed in Portland. You can’t get any more home grown than that. Read More
Crab Grab makes fantastic traction and they look pretty sweet too. They’re a small family business located in Bend, Oregon, making quality traction in various shapes and sizes (though we are partial to the mini claws & the seaweed.) Read More
The guys at the shop unanimously agreed, this is their favorite new board for 2015. A quiver killer with looks to match the ride. Read More
Remember the thrill of opening a beautifully wrapped gift, only to find it contained socks from Aunt Myrtle? With Stance snow socks, there is no more disappointment when opening gifts. Read More
If public waterways sold naming rights, we are pretty sure the Columbia River would be renamed the Naish River. You can hardly go from Viento to Hood River without seeing a Naish Glide paddling beside you, and for good reason! Read More
If you are looking to upgrade your stand up paddle experience, your paddle is the best place to start. A stronger and lighter paddle not only enables you to paddle faster for longer, but it means less wear and tear on your body (and isn’t that one of the reason’s you started SUP’ing in the first place.) Read More
What can be said that hasn’t been said, or should we say shown, about the Hero 4. The videos and still captured by GoPro athletes around the world are capturing us on a daily basis. Read More
The Double Day Bag is Rory’s first pick. It accommodates 2 boards for those quick day strikes so you are ready for anything. Read More
Surfing in Oregon isn’t as easy for us as it is for some of our tropical friends. When we surf, we have stuff – like wetsuits, hoods, booties, gloves, flannels, beanies, you get the idea. So instead of dropping your stuff on the trail to the beach, or letting your wetsuit drip down your legs on the way back to the car, invest in a Channel Islands Dry Pack.
Marketing companies will have you believe your time piece is a status symbol and they are happy to sell you a $2ooo watch to let everyone know you’re a surfer. We look at things a bit differently. Read More
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