Did you know: Isobar maps
If you want to look at the general weather situation, isobar maps are the right tool to choose. You can see the pressure system distribution over a large area and you can also see the movement of the high and low pressure systems.
Windfinder also offers isobar maps. To access the maps, move your mouse over “forecasts” and then click on “isobars” in the menu below. Currently, we only offer isobar maps for Europe.
Did you know: Short-term forecast
Have you noticed the wind forecast boxes below our wind report graphics (e.g. for El Medano)?
These are local wind and weather forecast offered by forecasters at the same or nearby spots, giving you short-term forecasts for the next 24-48 hours. If the wind report looks good and you want to go out kiting or surfing, also check the short-term forecast on the same page!
Did you know: Wind on your mobile - windfinder.mobi
It is a great feeling to check the wind conditions even when you only have your mobile / cellphone (or PDA or Smartphone) with you. For example you can use www.windfinder.mobi, an optimized version of the Windfinder website especially for small screens. Of course these pages are also optimized for speed and small data transfer sizes.
Usage is simple: Grab your cellphone, open the browser and type the URL www.windfinder.mobi. If you want to test it first, you can try out windfinder.mobi using cellphone emulators on your normal PC for Opera Mini, Sony K750 or Nokia N70. More information and detailed usage instructions are available here. Besides your normal data transfer fees from your mobile provider, windfinder.mobi is free!
Did you know: Wind on your mobile - WindSMS
If you want to be updated about the current conditions or the wind forecast on your local spot even when you are nowhere near a computer, WindSMS is the right tool for you. With WindSMS, you can get wind information on your mobile via SMS / text messaging.
There are two options available: you can simply dial the WindSMS number for your preferred region and receive a text message afterwards or you can be alarmed when the wind speed exceeds a certain configurable threshold. With this option, you can be sure to never miss a good day of windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing again!
Want to try WindSMS before you buy? Of course this is possible - you can test WindSMS three times for free! Just follow the instructions on our WindSMS description page!
Did you know: Search Plugin for Firefox
If you frequently use our Search function to change between spots, it would be more convenient if you could do this from a fixed point in your browser. With Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 you can do this!
If you are on www.windfinder.com, you can add a search field specifically for Windfinder.com in the top right corner. The search results will then be presented to you on our website.