The SUP Movie Inspires in Columbia Gorge

Local kids enjoyed a day of windsurfing with Kai Lenny at Windfest(Gorge Windsurfing program)
Local kids enjoyed a day of windsurfing with Kai Lenny at Windfest(Gorge Windsurfing program)

Kai has been sharing inspiration to youth in the Columbia Gorge area for years. A few years ago he connected with local youth at a windsurfing clinic. Since 2000, Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Assoc. (CGWA) has provided programs to encourage local and visiting groms to get on the water and develop their skills. Now, Kai wants to impact youth before on site clinics with an opportunity that can inspire for life. That program is explained on THE WAVE page.

In August 2015, Kai will be back in the Hood River area for the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.  There he will compete and host another of his “Positively Kai” clinics. Those annual clinics begin with connection to the spirit of ‘Aloha” and ohana (family) and include a full day of time on the water.

Traditional prayer circle lead by gerry Lopez before the Positively Kai Grom clinic – huge turn out
Traditional prayer circle lead by Gerry Lopez before the Positively Kai Grom clinic – huge turn out

It is Kai’s hope that this year he will be able to meet youth whose self awareness, active sharing of their personal expertise and ability to create a powerful life in spite of challenges.  Some of these youth could include Big Brother-Big Sister of the Columbia Gorge mentees.

We offer “The Wave” program to Big Brother-Big Sister of the Columbia Gorge. The program is not only at no charge, it can deliver some funds to the organization.  CONTACT us to learn more.