About Rufus, Oregon, USA
The City of Rufus is located in Oregon, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 160km east of Portland and 160km West of Pendleton.
Rufus is recommended for intermediate to advanced kiters
. The launch area is large and consists of round pebbles. The water gets murky at times and is flat with a small chop, which can get bigger during strong winds, and become a rolling swell up to 3m in height. The best months for kiting are from June to September on a SW, W, WNW and WSW Wind with an average of 25 – 40 knots. The wind is usually steady but can get extremely gusty. Summers are hot, up to 30C, autumn 18C and winter 1C.
Traveling to Rufus, Oregon, USA
Parking is available at the end of the road, you can launch on the beach just below. The closest town is Hood River and the nearest city, Portland, which is approximately 1.5 hours from the Portland airport.
Facilities At Rufus, Oregon, USA
Rufus has a campsite and a lot of different recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing
, para-sailing, rafting, and boating. Rufus is 1.5 hours away from Mt. Hood in Oregon and 1.5 hours away from Mt. Adams in Washington.
Stay at the Rufus Hillview Motel and dine at Bob's Texas T-Bone & Frosty's Lounge
Pop in at Cascade Kiteboarding in Hood River, which is a 40 minute drive from Rufus; cascadekiteboarding.com