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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: GLOBAL.iWINDSURF.COM launched! More Stations, Wind Widgets.. Reply with quote

Global.iWindsurf.com has launched!

Since 1999, iWindsurf has been the most popular place for windsurfers in North America for wind data, discussion forums, and classified ads. But the older system powering our classic website could not keep up with the growing number of weather stations, forecast models, and other data that windsurfers were craving.

In 2013 we launched the new Global iWindsurf website, built on a much more scalable system, allowing us to include orders of magnitude more data from weather stations and elsewhere -- including over 50,000 weather stations world-wide.

Classic www.iWindsurf.com and Global.iWindsurf.com are BOTH 100% supported and absolutely available to you. The classic weather tools, including your myiW page, maps, and forecasts on Classic iWindsurf.com are not going away. Here at iWindsurf, we have always supported the new school AND the old school!

On Classic iWindsurf (which focuses just on North America), click on the Wind & Forecasts tab for our classic North America map, Met Forecast links, and all of the left-nav Region links:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws

And on Classic iWindsurf, click on the myiW tab for your customizable iWindsurf page, same as it has always been:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/myWeather.iws?home

BASIC INTRO TO GLOBAL.IWINDSURF.COM:
(1.) SEARCH FOR WIND
Go to http://global.iwindsurf.com/ and type in your City or Postal Zip Code in the Search Box (example: SAN FRANCISCO, CA or HOOD RIVER, OR) --OR-- Click your location on the World Map (ex: BAJA) --OR-- use the drop-down menus at the top of the page to choose your region (ex: NORTH AMERICA / UNITED STATES / MASS. / CAPE COD, and hit "Go".)

(2.) CLICK ON ANY WEATHER STATION ON THE MAP
Find the station you want and click on it. A mini-graph data popup will come up. Click on the mini-graph or the "7 Day Forecast" or "More Details" button for tabs with deeper info for that weather station: Current Conditions Wind Graph, Forecast Table, iWindsurf Meteorologist Daily Briefing (in season), Onsite Reports, Nearby Tides. Click the little icon to the right of the station Name to go to the station detail page -- with Full graph, Forecast Tables, Daily Briefing, Data Archives, Wind Statistics, and more, all on one page. Example: Buzzard's Bay Buoy:
http://global.iwindsurf.com/spot/781

(3.) FIND YOUR iW METEOROLOGIST DAILY BRIEFING / FULL HUMAN FORECAST (NORTH AMERICA ONLY)
All of the Met. Forecast discussions available on Classic iWindsurf are also available on Global.iWindsurf.com. To find your forecast, first do a SEARCH FOR WIND (see above, section 1). Click on a weather station on the map in one of the areas of North America where iWindsurf does daily human forecasts [during the season]. This will bring up a mini graph and data popup from the map. Click the "More Details" button, the right-side menu will open. Click the DAILY BRIEFING tab.

NOTE: Some Classic iWindsurf features are not yet available on Global.iWindsurf.com, such as the Gorge Gradients and the Gorge Windbow. Gorge sailors, keep these pages bookmarked!:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=139&Isection=Gradient+Animation
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=139&Isection=Windbow&short=0

Global iWindsurf has much deeper weather station and forecast coverage across all of North America -- the coasts, the great lakes, all the other lakes (Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico......), and all the rivers and bays -- as well as deep coverage across the entire World.

International Coverage--
We now have complete windsurfing wind & forecast info for Europe, Australia / New Zealand, South America, South Africa, etc, etc.

Many new weather tools: Global.iWindsurf.com includes our powerful new maps with Weather Stations at just about every windsurfing spot on Earth, Forecasts for every spot on the globe, improved Wind Alerts, Sea Surface Temperatures, improved Wind Statistics for all weather stations, improved Weather Station Data Archives, improved Radar, National Weather Service Marine Forecasts, Nautical Charts, Onsite Reports, and many additional tools such as our Wind Widgets that you can add to your website or blog: example Wind Widget page for Margaret River, Australia:
http://global.iwindsurf.com/widget/44390

Check out Global.iWindsurf.com:
http://global.iwindsurf.com/

Like iWindsurf on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/iwindsurf

And remember, we will continue to fully support Classic iWindsurf, the original.



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Global.iWindsurf.com has the best Wind info for Windsurfers across Europe:
http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#51.439,22.72,4,obs



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLOBAL.iWINDSURF.COM - MAUI: Maui sailors watching only the Kanaha Airport windspeed (21 mph) are doing yardwork this afternoon, but those looking at iWindsurf know that it's actually blowing much stronger at Kanaha...:

http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#20.872,-156.388,12,obs



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLOBAL.iWINDSURF.COM - WIND WIDGETS FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG: Wind Widgets are available for all of our 50,000+ weather stations worldwide. Latest Obs widget, Forecast widget, Map widget, Wind Statistics widget, and Yesterday's Wind widget. Example widget page = Vlieland, Netherlands:

http://global.iwindsurf.com/widget/15201



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: La Ventana, Baja, Mexico Reply with quote

Another typically fine Winter day in La Ventana...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Italy has been getting more than it's share lately!
http://global.iwindsurf.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#37.47,15.102,7,1



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