Gorge is super stoked to announce that the NSP Pro SUP team will be here on Tuesday, August 15th from 4-8pm to host a free board demo AND paddle clinic! Team riders in attendance rank amongst the world's absolute BEST: Travis Grant, Titouan Puyo, Vincent Verhoeven, Alexandre Bicrel, Jeramie Vaine and board designer Alain Teurquetil. We're honored to have them and hope you can make time to meet them, ask questions, and take the 2018 Sonics and Pumas for a test drive on the water. The exact location for the demo/clinic is TBA, so stay tuned. Thank you NSP - Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boards!
***Demo Updates!! Tuesday's NSP Demo and clinic will take place on the beach below Oaks Park at the northern most point of the beach (by the floating homes) starting at 4:00pm. Walk or launch from either Sellwood Park or Willamette Park and meet us there! We'll have a couple bbqs fired up and grillin' dogs and other goodies. Come test boards and talk shop and learn some paddling tips from the BEST in the world.
Another opportunity to try out the board of your dreams.....and maybe even drive away with it is coming on May 20th! Gorge Performance is hosting a free board demo event for folks to test out a number of different size/shape/volume SUPs to help you determine the best race/touring/all-around/inflatable SUP for you.
In addition to our cadre of demo boards, the crew at Red Paddle Co. will be there with their touring demo fleet. See and test the whole line of Red Inflatable SUPs.
If you are looking to try something specific, drop by the shop and talk with Bob ahead of time. He is always eager to help a paddler connect with the board that is best for them. Browse our full selection of new and used boards here.
May 20, 2017
Sellwood Riverfront Park
SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Gorge Performance is supporting a team of six Portland stand up paddleboarders when they spend 24 hours on the Willamette River beginning at 8 a.m. on April 15th to raise money for local families battling Cancer. Their goal is to raise $6,000, and anonymously put $1,000 in the hands of 6 families who need it the most.
Are you considering a SUP-grade? If you're looking to buy or sell a used paddleboard, our SUP Swap Meet on Saturday, Feb 25th is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Weather is looking dry and sunny! We might even need to go for a post swap paddle!