OTo determine whether you can kitesurf today, a number of things are important to know. First of all, it is wise to compare the wind measurement data from different weather sources and to take an average. This way you get an optimal indication of how hard the wind blows and how hard it will blow.
Kitesurfing is anticipation, so pay special attention to the forecast of the weather and the wind during your planned kitesurfing session.
Changeable weather, treacherous wind
Everyone knows that the weather can turn quickly and the wind can be treacherous. This can almost always be seen in the predictions. This prevents you from driving to sea for nothing on the one hand and on the other hand putting yourself and your surroundings in insecurity.
Kitesurfing today: pay attention to warnings
We recommend that from warning code yellow of the KNMI at the sea to be extra careful and consider not to go kite surfing. In addition, we advise you never to go on the water alone and to always check again whether it is wise to go on the water.
Checklist kitesurfing today
- Compare wind and weather data for a good picture.
- Check KNMI for warning codes.
- Consult wind and weather forecast during your scheduled session.
- Check how it is on site by the sea.
- Finally, never go out on the water alone and/or with offshore wind.
- During your session keep an eye on the weather and take action if necessary.
Do you want to know which size kite is suitable for which wind force? Then check out the dedicated blog with it size chart that we have developed.
Current wind speed and current weather situation
Windy current and wind forecast
Windy wind force forecast displays both the current wind weather and the wind forecast. Also the wind direction forecast up to 2 days ahead. In addition, you can click on the legend and, for example, view the expected wind gusts and zoom in per location.
Current wind current and wind force forecast
Currentwind.nl is a specially made wind data website with current wind data including questions from more than 30 kite spots. Specifically, the wind direction is also indicated per kitespot. Wind data from Windfinder is shown for the wind forecast per kite spot.
Firestorm: Current wind speed vs forecast with tide
Karel.firestorm.nl is an initiative of Karel. His integrated graphs provide a good overview of Brouwerdam, Hoek van Holland, IJmuiden and Den Helder. Both of the current wind and gusts. In addition, the wind forecast for the coming hours, including water levels.
KNMI wind direction, wind force and gusts
KNMI.nl is the specific Dutch Meteorological Institute. You can check whether there are any warnings. If so, which code is in effect. In addition, you have different maps and tables. For example, the current wind force (bft), wind speed (m/s) and wind gusts (km/h).
Rijkswaterstaat current wind and wind forecast
Op waterinfo.rws.nl you will find a dynamic map of the Netherlands with the current wind force and a legend. You can also select 3 options for the wind forecast in many locations.
Weather plaza current wind and forecast
Weerplaza.nl has different weather maps. Also an interesting current wind overview with the possibility to view the wind forecast up to 2 days in advance. You can also call up a map with the wind gusts on it.
Other direct links kitesurfing today
- Teletext 707: aviation weather bulletin
- Windmeister.nl: loaded KNMI and RWS data
- Windwaarnemingen.nl: loaded KMNI and RWS data (typ)
- With Telegram @NL_kite_bot wind data and alerts
Rainfall radar wind chill
The perceived temperature (wind chill) is calculated on the basis of the measured temperature and the wind speed. After all, the colder it is and the stronger the wind, the colder it feels. Read more about wind chill of consult the current wind chill.
Snow Radar: Snowfall and Forecast
In addition to the links to the best sources for current wind and wind forecasts for kite surfers, here is a link to a snow radar. For snowkiters especially a link to rain radar snow radar with the current snowfall and snow forecast in the Netherlands.
Water levels kitesurfing today
Tide and current at sea can make or break your kite surfing session. We will explain how this works in this kitesurf blog about current. Below the link where you can see the water levels.