The Small Boat Group is made up of experienced and active OC-1, OC-2 and Surfski paddlers from the Pacific NW region, that come together to paddle and ride swell downwind. It is open to everyone for free as an extension of the Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club.  Check out our scheduling platform, Team Cowboy, for more information about paddle times


2. HROCC Liability Waiver

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Our Hale is located between N 1st street and Nichols Basin with 3 canoes on frog beach. Pay parking is available along N 1st St adjacent to Nichols basin & in the Event Site lot (with daily pass or season's parking pass.) Please do not park in the lower small lot adjacent to the Gorge Paddle Center.


Interested in Outrigger Paddling? Your first 3 paddle sessions are FREE! To join us for a paddle please complete the following steps: 

  1. Fill out both Paddlesport AND HROCC Liability waivers:
  2. Email us at to get started. Please include your phone number.
  3. Attend a New Member/Guest Paddle session- held each Friday from 5:00 - 6:15 pm beginning in May.
  4. During the New Member/Guest Paddle session, a club coach or mentor will access your skill set and make sure you have met one of the below criteria

- Pass a HROCC beginner's class.

- Be a competent outrigger canoe, surf ski, or SUP paddler in the Columbia Gorge conditions.

- Feel comfortable in high wind and wave conditions in the Columbia River and are willing to attend a Tips & Techniques Workshop on Fridays from 5 - 6:15 p until you are ready to join all group paddles and/or race practices.

  5. Sign-up and become a club member on our Membership page

Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club is a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization 

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