The Best western hotel is right close to the beach (Event site). The East end of the beach is mainly windsurf turf, but it seem that kites are slowly pushing eastward. Don't worry too much if you find your self a bit down wind and in the wind surfing waters. Hey we are all sailors, besides windsurfing will be cancelled in a year or two anyway, so don't give the poor souls a hard time.
I will be back in Hood River July 28 through Aug 7 for some much awaited warm & steady Westerlies. Kite of choice is a 12 for 180 # rider.
See you there