RIG & LAUNCH You can rig at the west end in the small grassy area, or somewhere right near where you parked. Either way there is not much room. You can launch from two spots: In the small cove by the point at the west end (watch out for the big, submerged rocks by the point); or at the rocky beach at the east end (you'll have to swim to the windline on lighter days.)
WIND Great sailing from late spring right into fall. Typically 3·5 to 4·5 with frequent nukin' days. It generally is best in the morning and early afternoon. There can be a large wind shadow on the Oregon side from Ruthton Point, especially on a W-SW wind.
WATER The strong current and big swells make this popular spot an "experts only" area. On bigger days look for 6 - 8 foot swells with both starboard and port ramps. The biggest and smoothest swell pattern is in an area called "In-Betweens," located just up river, around the point.
Just 4 miles west of the Hood River Bridge on WA 14. Only 1/4 mile past The Hatchery. There is limited parking for up to 35 cars. Be cautious of traffic and the rules of parking.