Hood River is 1-1/2 hours to the eastÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it will blow a way anything you have ever seen. (Even a northern wind in Israel) Also Newport and Lincoln City on the coat have very good kiting spots If you heading to the coast be ready for strong wind, big waves very cold water and big sharks
The trip to Hood River it worth it even if you are not going to ride. The whole town is centered around Windsurfing and Kitesurfing.
I use to live there a while back, if you need more info drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org