About Lyle, Washington, USA
Lyle is located in Washington on the north bank of the Columbia River where the Klickitat River merges with the Columbia River.
This spot is recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. The water is flat and shallow with a small chop. Be careful of
the boats and branches. You can launch from the sandbar's southernmost point and downwind of the barge marker. There is ample space on the water; kite upwind into the channel or downwind into the flat water of the Klickitat River mouth.
The best months for kitesurfing
are from June to October on a SW, W, NW, WSW and WNW direction with an average to
12 – 20 knots. The wind is lighter from September to October but are still constant.
Traveling to Lyle, Washington, USA
The closest town is Hood River which is not a far drive from Portland. Parking is available on the north side of the road, east of the bridge. Walk downhill and cross the river. Launch from the sandbar's southernmost point.
Facilities At Lyle, Washington, USA
Lyle is a quaint, rustic, little town and has one grocery store, two churches, a tavern, a restaurant/cafe, a gas station and vehicle repair shop, a second-hand store, an espresso stand, and a hotel.
The area is also home to six boutique wineries: Cor Cellars, Domaine Pouillon, Jacob Williams Winery, Klickitat Canyon Winery, Memaloose, and Syncline.
Stay at the Lyle Hotel; http://lylehotel.com
and dine at Corner Pocket Bar & Grill
Visit the Cascade Kiteboarding Shop in Hood River; www.cascadekiteboarding.com