iKitesurf: Weather & Waves 4+

Windy Conditions & Forecasts


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 618 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Whether you are kite foiling, kitesurfing in breaking waves, or kiteboarding the gnar on your local bay, river, or lake, you want and need the best possible forecasts and live wind reports… and iKitesurf has them! We have deployed over 65,000 proprietary Tempest Weather Systems, giving you real-time local weather right where you ride. With exclusive iKitesurf stations on near shore markers, buoys, piers, breakwaters, and key waterfront spots, we have a terrific number of local riding areas covered. Our Tempest Rapid Refresh Model delivers the most accurate Nearcast predictions to our customers. We supplement our proprietary data with information from government agencies including: NOAA, NWS, and bring in reports sets including the AWOS, ASOS, METAR, and even CWOP. iKitesurf creates a complete view of the weather with radar, forecast maps, and customized alerting.

Why you should download iKitesurf:

- Coastal observations from proprietary Tempest Weather Systems along with all public domain marine forecasts and reports (NOAA, NWS, METAR, ASOS, CWOP) including all major airports creating over 125,000 unique stations.

- Our exclusive Tempest Weather Systems deployed at coastal buildings, and at beaches, with haptic rain sensors, sonic anemometers, along with local barometric pressure sensors, provide ground truth observations.

- Live wind from our systems provides a better windy conditions flow map – augmented by current station reports with advanced quality control.

- Our Proprietary AI-enhanced Nearcast provides enhanced forecasting for temperature, wind gust, speed, direction, humidity, dewpoint, precipitation rate, probability of precipitation, and cloud cover percentage.

- Public domain forecast models including High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR), North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM), Global Forecast System (GFS), Canadian Meteorological Centre Model (CMC), Icosahedral Non Hydrostatic Model (ICON).

- Free subscription for unlimited wind alerts with customizable thresholds to email, text, or in-app.

- Create your own Favorite station list to keep an eye on your go-to weather stations at all your foiling, kitesurfing, and kiteboarding spots.

- Maps - Live and Forecasted Wind, Forecasted Temperature, Radar, Satellite, Precipitation and Clouds, as well as Nautical Charts.

- National Weather Service (NWS) Marine Forecasts & Marine Warnings / Alerts.

- Also:
- Tides charts
- Wave height, wave period
- Water temperature
- Sunrise / sunset
- Moonrise / moonset
- Historical wind statistics
- Windy days per month based on average and gust
- Wind direction distribution

Want more weather?

- Upgrade to Plus, Pro, or Gold membership to gain access to more weather stations and forecasts.

- Access our exclusive ultra high-quality array of meteorologist-sited Pro stations at tip top coastal locations.

- Unlock access to iKitesurf’s second-to-none meteorologist-written hyper-accurate Pro forecasts written daily for kiting hotspots coast-to-coast.

- Detailed weather info, gusts, rain radar, satellite, NOAA, NWS, at spots of interest to coastal residents and property owners near the ocean, rivers, and other bodies of water.

- On the water features
- Sea surface temperatures
- Sea surface currents
- Detailed historical wind statistics
- Historical wind speed average by year

What else can you do?

- Join the Tempest Weather Network!
- Get a Tempest Weather System for your house, business, Kitesurf club, pier, or backyard.

Support: help.weatherflow.com/hc/en-us/categories/200419268-Sailflow-iWindsurf-iKitesurf-FishWeather-WindAlert

- facebook.com/tempestwx
- twitter.com/tempest_wx
- youtube.com/@tempestwx
- instagram.com/tempest.earth

Contact Tempest: help.weatherflow.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Website: tempest.earth

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What’s New

Version 5.38

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
618 Ratings

618 Ratings

julienkepski ,

You must have this app if you do any water sport

I have been using iKitesurf for several year as a pro rider and pro coach. It has become my most important work tool. As a Kiteboarder you can get live wind readings. This new update brings you a really awesome feature : you can now post your own wind report and let everyone know what is the wind like we’re you are. You can also as comments to the post to let everyone know how crowded the spot is or anything you feel is important to share. Don’t wait download it and try it out !!!!

Developer Response ,

Super, Julien! We're on it as we speak... burning the midnight oil to make iKitesurf even better. Watch for iKitesurf Version 3.0 coming this week...

kitebetty ,

Inconsistent between individuals apps

There are inconsistencies between mine and my friends reports. Even the free versions on both phones are way different. Plus, I lost access to a lot of meters recently after having the free version for almost 3 years, while my boyfriend still has access to them and also has the free version. I can’t see graphs or more than 2 days out. So now I have to rely on him to give me reports. But then the reports I do get are waaay different than his are and my other friends. I also have friends that pay for the pro version, and theirs are also inconsistent. I’m really disappointed, and I would definitely not pay the outrageous price for the pro membership after seeing the inconsistent readings.

Developer Response ,

Kitebetty, We have several different Forecast Models: they are all different! Your friend is probably looking at a different forecast model. Try them all and then choose the Forecast Model that works the best for you, for each of your spots! And give us a shout, so we can help you ASAP with any remaining issues: Main Menu > Settings & Help > Contact Us.

Paul Menta ,

Wind for when work is just an option

I have been using this for quite some time, it has made my day is a lot easier and keeps me from getting fired. Taking off last minute out of work and going to the beach to find out there’s no wind really doesn’t provide any excuses. This app helps in the forecast and see what’s going on so at least if I’m gonna get in trouble that’s worth it. Kiteboarding is away life work is just a means, use this app and have a better balance
Paul Menta

Developer Response ,

As one of the original leaders of the Key West kiteboarding scene, it is an honor to have you using iKitesurf PRO, Paul!


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