WindGuru Tarifa

Get to know WindGuru: your best ally for Kitesurfing

How many times have you doubted whether or not it was the right day to sail? We invite you to get to know WindGuru. This tool provides very useful data to know the conditions you will find if you go kitesurfing. For us it is very useful to get an idea of which spots in Tarifa to take advantage of. Are you in?

WindGuru will allow you to forecast wind directions, as well as many other variables of special interest to kiters. Another of its great benefits? You will be able to obtain information from any enclave in the world. Don’t hesitate to use WindGuru in Tarifa, it will help you decide which beaches are the best to fly!

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How to interpret what WindGuru shows you? Your forecast in a few minutes

If you are thinking about using the figures launched by WindGuru in Tarifa, we invite you to read on. We give you some of the most relevant keys to understand the data and be able to predict the state and evolution of the weather. Another interesting point: you will be able to consult this information both in real time and in the nearest days. Watch out! As you know, when it comes to weather, predictions can sometimes fail. Take this tool as a starting point for making decisions, but accept the possibility that changes may occur. If you already practice kitesurfing, you will be familiar with how unpredictable nature is.

How to read the forecast step by step

Our recommendation is that, in order to start familiarizing yourself with this kitesurfing prediction site, you should take a look at the following data:
  • The direction of the swell.
  • The size of the waves.
  • The strength and direction of the wind.
  • Time data according to hours.
Let’s see, step by step, how to make our own predictions before going out to sea:

Mark a date and time

The tool allows you to select time ranges from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., a whole day to plan! Find the time slot that combines the forecast you are most interested in according to your kite style and level.

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Sail knowing the wind speed in advance

If you look at the left side of the WindGuru table, you will see that all the indicators we are interested in will appear. First of all, you will come across the variable ‘wind speed’. By default it is marked in knots, but by clicking on it you can change the measurement system to kilometers per hour.

You will see that the strength of the wind is represented by a continuum of colors ranging from turquoise to red: slower or stronger speed respectively. This schedule is very intuitive and easy to read.

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Will there be gusts of wind to propel you?

Look at the value ‘wind gusts’ to know the points where it will blow the strongest. If you also take into account the previous data (the speed of the wind), you will be able to know if you can expect a day of smooth and constant wind or if it will be a day of strong emotions.

WindGuru gives us the exact direction of the cardinal point where the wind will blow by placing the mouse over each of the arrows indicated according to each hour, a very interesting fact if you know which one suits better the Tarifa spot you have decided to visit.

Ráfagas en WindGuru

Get to know the waves you are going to challenge up close.

This value specifies the size of the waves in meters. In this case, the color range is always blue: the darker the shade, the greater the strength of the swell. Undoubtedly, this information is very valuable for those who are taking their first steps in this sport.

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Information is power

There are many other indicators that will help you to forecast how the weather conditions will be during your kitesurfing day: the outside temperature, cloud cover or precipitation. It is important for those who prefer to avoid rain or excessive heat.

Now you know how to interpret WindGuru to enjoy 100% of the possibilities that Tarifa offers you as a kiter or rider. As you can see, the apparent chaos when you first enter this tool is easy to overcome if you keep in mind the relevant information, see you at the beach!