Learn about 5 most important things about weather forecasting for kitesurfering with Windy.app for iOS.
If the kite's too small, there won't be enough traction, and a too large one is dangerous. How to choose the right one? It depends on the wind speed and your weight.
Enter your weight. Go to Settings, then Units:
Choose the Kite Weather Profile in the forecast. Now you see the size recommendations on every spot — depending on the wind speed:
Going to a spot, but not sure about the wind? Wind speed and direction forecast is available for any spot. Choose a model you like — we recommend the ECMWF, or the WRF8 if in Europe. The closer the date — the more accurate the forecast. Find out more about weather forecast models.
Open a spot and look at windybar. It shows the best days for riding. You can also set up wind alerts for your favorite spots.
Open a spot and then — the Weather Archive. Here you'll find forecast data since 2012.
Compare wind data for different months:
To see a larger map and an average wind speed for each month in the past years, go to Wind and Precipitation Map:
Choose Wind Arсhive Map feature:
Alone on a spot? Write in the spot chat. Locals will give you advice, plus you can find company and like-minded people.
Learn more about how to read the surf / swell forecast in a special Windy.app presentation with examples and tips from professional surfers with many years of experience of riding the biggest and best waves on the planet.
Photos: Timur Garifov