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Wind forecasts for kitesurfing
Reading wind forecasts is the most important thing you need to do in order to continue kitesurfing effectively after the kite course. You need to learn clear wind direction, strength and quality to determine the safest beach. It is not difficult, but requires some training. Follow this guide and save the links to the best wind forecasting apps.
THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND
The direction of the wind determines which beach to go to. The safest wind direction is when it blows the side-shore. But all directions cross-onshore and onshore works.
THE STRENGTH OF THE WIND
The strength of the wind determines the size of the kite to use. If it blows poorly, use a larger kite (13 - 17 m2) and if it blows stronger you go down to kite size.
THE QUALITY OF THE WIND
By quality we mean how turbulent or temperate the wind is. Turbulence and turmoil are created by weather fronts, rain or how the land mass looks from where the wind comes from.
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