The West Coast's Premiere Kite Park Contest
Widely acclaimed throughout the action sports industry, The Hood Jam is back for it’s fourth year and continues to build an incomparable reputation of progression, innovation and creativity while maintaining it’s grassroots nature. Community driven and rider inspired, Hood Jam isn’t afraid to do things different so you never know just what might go down. With the success and notoriety of the previous years, Hood Jam will qualify as the second stop of the 2018 world ranking tour, the Kite Park League.
Registration Party and Meet the Pros
Come hang out at Big Winds in downtown Hood River to meet the pros who are coming from across the globe to compete in the upcoming Patagonia Hood Jam. Meet your favorite riders, have a drink and hang out!
Media and Warm Up day + North Kiteboarding BBQ
Wind dependent, competitors are invited to warm up for the contest and shoot with our all-star media team Toby Bromwich and Vincent Bergeron. At 5pm, we’ll fire up the BBQ for an open invite North Kiteboarding Party!
Unless otherwise posted, all riders must attend the riders meeting at 10:30am at the riders tent followed by a first possible competition start of 11am. All heats are subject to wind conditions and will change depending on the best weather for the day.
Unless already finished, Finals heats will start at 12 noon. If finals are completed, a to be announced ‘Best Hit’ contest will run for all competitors in a jam format starting at 1pm. We invite everyone down to come see this special show! All heats are subject to wind conditions and will change depending on the best weather for the day.
Awards Party / Slider Project FunRaiser
We invite everyone to come out and support the riders at the awards ceremony. There will also be some special items to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to benefit the kite park in Hood River.
Schedule is subject to change. Please check the website often closer to event time for updates.