WindyTy: a powerful, real-time surf forecasting tool

Surf forecasting is increasingly popular. Nowadays, several websites and smartphone apps promise the perfect wave and wind prediction. A surf report is no longer a secret formula - it is a industry standard.

The question is: how do you deliver data? With numbers, colors, and arrows, or with innovative 3D maps? WindyTy, a wind map and weather forecast system for surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, sailors and pilots, believes it offers the right tool.

The WindyTy website displays the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model in high-resolution, but it also features the Global Forecast System (GFS), the North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM), and the NOAA Environmental Modeling System (NEMS).

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Beach: our favorite refuge, a protectorate for the soul | Photo: Shutterstock

The sea, the sand, and the waves. The beach is a sacred sanctuary for humans and oceans. Could you live without that occasional walk on the beach? Discover the most inspiring beach quotes of all time.

The beach has all we need to live a healthy and happy life. Its magical healing properties have been touching the souls of musicians, philosophers, writers, actors, painters, and artists in general.

Beaches are territories of dreams. They are our favorite refuges; they are a protectorate for the soul during spring, summer, autumn, and winter. They shed our tears, and they hear our pain. For surfers, it's the best place to meditate.

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Jorgann Couzinet: a night surfing master | Photo: Justes/WSL

Surfing at night can be an exciting experience. Just ask Jorgann Couzinet, winner of the Anglet Surf de Nuit 2016, held in two-to-three-foot surf at Chambre d'Amour, near Anglet, France.

Night surfing has a bright future ahead. The format has evolved and, today, LED technology helps judges analyze the surfer's maneuvers in absolute darkness.

The French event attracted hundreds of spectators. They watched the local talents perform in the small surf, and under an unusual summer rain. If you wanted to follow your favorite surfer, you just needed to track his board's colored LED light.

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