Read mini-guides to various sports you can do with Windy.app

Read mini-guides to various sports you can do with Windy.app

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In the Windy.app you will find 10 weather profiles with a ready-made set of more than a dozen weather elements, tables, indices and charts for the most popular sports and outdoor activities: kite- and windsurfing, sailing, paragliding, fishing, hiking and others.

To help you get the most out of the app, we've written a series of mini-guides on many of them that won't take you long to read. Bookmark the post — it will be updated with new profiles.

Mini guide to kitesurfing with Windy.app

Kitesurfing is a water and wind year-round summer sport and outdoor activity. In kitesurfing, you move on the board under the action of the traction force of the kite. Therefore, the wind is a must for this sport. With enough wind, you can steer the kite to get more power and move upwind or downwind.

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Mini guide to windsurfing with Windy.app

Windsurfing is a water and wind year-round sport and outdoor activity. In windsurfing, you move on the surf board under the action of the traction force of the sail. Therefore, the wind is a must for this sport. A sail in windsurfing is almost the same as a sail in yachting. Well, almost. It looks a bit different.

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Mini guide to surfing with Windy.app

Surfing is an extreme year-round sport and one of the most popular water outdoor activities in the world. Since 2021, it has become an Olympic sport. In surfing, you ride on a board on the big waves (swell). The movements of athletes on artificial waves and wakesurf are not quite the same as in real surfing, therefore they cannot be a full-fledged preparation before going to the ocean.

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Mini guide to sailing, yachting and boating with Windy.app

Sailing is a type of yachting, a kind of year-round water and wind sport and outdoor activity. In sailing, you ride on the water in a sailing boat due to the power of the wind. The crew, which may include one or more people, controls the sails into which the wind blows. Due to this, the yacht tacks — moves in a zigzag in the right direction, including against the wind.

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Mini guide to fishing with Windy.app

Fishing is a year-round sport and outdoor activity, which consists in catching fish in a natural reservoir with the help of special equipment. It is one of the most popular sports and recreation in the world, which is not inferior to soccer. In sport fishing, you catch fish for enjoyment of the process, not for eating fish, so the main principle is “catch and release”.

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Mini guide to paragliding with Windy.app

Paragliding is an extreme year-round sport and outdoor activity. In paragliding, you fly in the air on a special non-powered aircraft. You sit in a harness or lie supine in a cocoon-like bag suspended below a wing controlled by slings. However, to start paragliding, a beginner needs a lot of preparation.

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Mini guide to skiing, snowboarding other snow sports with Windy.app

Skiing is a winter and snow extreme sport and outdoor activity. In skiing, you use special boots fastened firmly into the skis and ride in the forest (cross-country skiing) or down the slope (Alpine skiing or skiing). Both main types of skiing are included in the program of the Winter Olympic Games. The latter includes five sports disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, combined.

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Text: Ivan Kuznetsov, an outdoor journalist, editor and writer from the Dolomites, Italy, and Karelia, Finland, with 10 years of professional experience. His favorite sports are cycling, hiking and sauna. Read his other articles. Natalia Kirasheva to this post

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