Wind: blowing secrets ever since | Photo: James Loesch/Creative Commons

The wind has many secrets. The wind hides multiple faces. The wind is invisible yet powerful. Discover and learn a few surprising windy facts.

Wind is simply the flow or movement of air from high to low pressures. You can touch it, you can feel it, but you will never be able to store it in a box or own it.

Winston Churchill once said, "Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." Interestingly, people often consider wind to be an obstacle, and never quite understand that you can you adjust and adapt to get the most out of it from another perspective.


Ice windsurfing: colder than cold | Photo: WISSA

The wind chill temperature is the combination of the cooling effect of wind and temperature. Windsurfers, kiteboarders, and wave riders, in general, have certainly felt how wind reduces comfort when they're out in the water on a cold and windy winter day. So, how does cold air feels on human skin?

One of the most stable variables in our body's equation is temperature. The average human body temperature ranges between 98.2° and 98.6 °F (36.8° and 37°C). Wind can easily change that.

According to NOAA's National Weather Service, when you're sailing and wind increases, "the body is cooled at a faster rate, driving down both the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature."


Alberto Menegatti: a star in the sky at 29 | Photo: PWA World Tour

Alberto Menegatti has died at the age of 29. The race windsurfing specialist would turn 30 on April 5th, 2015.

The pro windsurfer's body was found by friends in his flat, in Tenerife. They started getting worried when Menegatti failed his daily exercises routines at the beach.

Alberto's body was found lying on the bed in the same position in which he had fallen asleep the night before, without any signs of violence. The 2013 PWA Slalom Windsurfing vice champion may have died in his sleep due to sudden illness.