Guides to windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing in NZ:
Link to: Taranaki Wavesailing Guide
Live Wind Speed & Direction Readings courtsey of windsurf.co.nz:
Weather & Surf Forecasts:
NZ MetService - tends to over cook their wind forecasts to account for recreational punters.
Surf2Surf - Great eyeball surf reports and forecasts with webcams!
SwellMap - Great for surf forecasts and wind directions but not reliable for wind speeds.
WindGuru - Well known and still the most accurate for wind speed and direction.
Metvuw- Accurate weather charts for NZ good for the chartists and analysts.
Orewa Web Cam - Sponsored by Boardzone :-) Good for looking out for ground swell on the eastcoast and wind speed and direction for winds from SE-E-NE-N.
Taranaki Regional Wind - Handy for Naki missions to see what's going on along the coast.
Port Taranaki - Wind speed and direction plus tide and swell readings from the port at New Plymouth.
Weatherwatch.co.nz - a useful site with some good long range weather forecasting when you are hunting for wind/waves/snow.
Wind.co.nz - Live wind speed and direction bur delayed unless you are a subscriber.
Surf.co.nz - Surf reports from around NZ.
Easytide NZ Tides - Handy for tide info.
Windsurfing Clubs / Organisations
- Auckland Windsurfing Association (AWA)
- Wellington Windsurfing Association (WWA)
- Canterbury Windsports Association (CWA)
- Dunedin Windsurfing Association (DWA)
- Southern Lakes Windriders Club (SLWRC)