Noireaux finds the set wave at the 2017 Baja Desert Showdown

Morgan Noireaux has taken out the 2017 Baja Desert Showdown, Punta San Carlos, in Mexico.

The fourth stop on the International Windsurfing Tour (IWT) had a wide variety of favorable wind and wave conditions and attracted sailors from 14 nations.

The 30-minute finals got underway in calmer seas, and with less consistent set waves. In the women's division, Annamaria Zollet found and rode the biggest waves and stole the show.

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How to read wind direction

Reading the wind and putting it into words can be especially confusing. Learn how to convert wind directions in degrees to compass directions, and check out their corresponding official abbreviations.

How do you read wind direction? Which direction is SSW? Which direction is 0 degrees - north or south? All you need is a Rose of the Winds and a good memory.

The first thing we need to know is that wind direction is reported as the orientation from where the wind is blowing. For instance, if it's coming out of the southeast and blowing towards the northwest, it is a southeast wind.

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Windfinder introduces interactive weather forecast maps

Windfinder, an online wind and wave forecast service, announced the introduction of interactive weather maps on its website and mobile apps.

The company headquartered in Kiel, Germany, wants to make it easy for users to check wind direction, wind speed, and air temperature, and other weather variables in their favorite spots.

With the new intuitive presentation, which finds the windiest and best locations for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, Windfinder will directly compete with online marine forecast solutions like Windy.com.

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The International Surfing Association (ISA) submitted a declaration of intent to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the inclusion of adaptive surfing on the 2024 Summer Paralympics program.

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