The mini guide to windsurfing with Windy.app

The mini guide to windsurfing with Windy.app

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Learn about 5 most important things about weather forecasting for windsurfing with Windy.app for iOS.

1. Choose the right wind surf size

If the windsurf size is 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. So enter your weight in the app.

1. Go to Settings, then Units:

 

2. Choose the Windsurf Weather Profile in the forecast. Now you see the size recommendations on every spot — depending on the wind speed:

 

Learn more about the main wind surf sails types and how to choose the right windsurf sail size.

2. Not to miss out on rides

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.

 

In addition, set up wind alerts:

 

Choose the parameters you want:

3. Find out when there will be wind

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.

4. Choose the best month

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:

5. Find company for a ride

Alone on a spot? Write in the spot chat. Locals will give you advice, plus you can find company and like-minded people.

 

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Read more manuals to the app in Windy.app Guides.

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