Checking wind and weather forecasts in advance, and assessing them on arrival at your location, will increase both your enjoyment and your safety.
Good wind is a prerequisite for Kitesurfing and depending on your level of experience and whether you SUP waves or the flat – tides, swell and wind all need to be considered.
Here’s some of the best web-based weather forecast charts for our local area:
The charts explained
What am I looking at?
Charts that measure wind, temperature and wave height.
What the colour means:
Very high wind >>>>>>>>>>>>> Moderate wind >>>>>>>>>>>>> Low wind
What are the best conditions to go Kitesurfing at Cotton Tree?
High wind greater than 15 knots with a direction of NNE, NE, ENE, E ESE, SE, SSE.
Low to high tide, 2-3ft size
What are the best conditions to go SUP boarding at Cotton Tree?
Beginner level: low wind less than 15 knots with a direction of SE, ESE