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11th July 2014, 08:55 AM #1
Where in the world is it windy right now?
In a year when we have poor wind across Europe I thought we might have a new running thread that lists where is windy right now or in the next week.
The idea is we dream of being somewhere else, or perhaps make plans to get on a plane. Or perhaps we anticipate a winter storm.
Let's kick this off with some obvious places:
It's nearly mid July, and the Trade winds should be blowing for Morocco and across the Canary islands but this wind has been absent for a few days.
Back this weekend though:
In the Eastern Med and the Aegean, the Meltimi normally blows hard for July and August but it only now just kicking in:
www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=36Main boards: Flare 101, NuEvo 86, Reactor 82, NuEvo 73. Powered by Severne Blades and S1s.
11th July 2014, 09:07 AM #2
Isn't Hawaii meant to be windy at this time of year? Flat maybe, but windy....?Tacking is the new gybing.....
11th July 2014, 09:12 AM #3
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I found this recently, http://earth.nullschool.net/
its a really cool way of seeing the wind forecast overlay on to a 3D world you can spin around. Might not work on phones but should be good most laptops
Click the "earth" button bottom left of the page to see all the options
Last edited by score; 11th July 2014 at 09:15 AM. Reason: bit more info
11th July 2014, 09:14 AM #4
The idea isn't that we list places that are supposed to be seasonally windy – but those which are windy.
So here's a link for Hawaii:
Good link from score there.
Last edited by basher; 11th July 2014 at 09:16 AM.Main boards: Flare 101, NuEvo 86, Reactor 82, NuEvo 73. Powered by Severne Blades and S1s.
11th July 2014, 09:21 AM #5
Ah - got it! Think I need another coffee to wake up properly! ;-)Tacking is the new gybing.....
11th July 2014, 10:28 AM #6
11th July 2014, 10:42 AM #7
It's probably pretty windy on maui based on that forecast + the local effects. July and August are super reliable, but also super flat! I'd rather sail here:
Not as windy as maui but enough for great wave riding if the trades are blowing and there's plenty of swell forecast.
Closer to home, the North winds down the portuguese coast seem to be working, and bringing a bit of swell with them:
Monday looks fun here :
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php...914&sty=m_spotGoing to interviews, hence wind is back. In case you were wondering...
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