If you love to kitesurf as much as I do, the Navionics Boating app is definitely a key support tool! Before you start your day, you need to know the wind direction and speed. There is no point in going to the shore if the wind is not strong enough or is blowing in the wrong direction. Your selection of which bay to go to is based on this data, and you don’t want to waste your time on the wrong spot. It’s similar to if you windsurf or sail, but with a kite you have even more specific needs.
With the Navionics Boating App, available for Apple, Android and Windows, you can check the wind forecasts hour by hour with a dynamic and cool interface. Of course, there’s more to know about wind, like the thermal breeze and so forth, but this is the starting ground in determining the palatability of your day and choosing between various spots. The wind forecast feature is free, as are many other features you’ll find in the app like tracking, routing, markers, sharing to social media, taking pictures and more.
Navionics Boating offers a lot more. For example, if you select and purchase the chart of your region, you can see all marine & lakes cartography details including port plans, safety depth contours, marine services info, tides & currents and navigation aids, as well as detailed SonarCharts™ HD bathymetry. And all this is updated every day; included for free for one year.
A kitesurfer can benefit from the situational awareness of where he’s heading. Of course a map is still a representation of the reality, but in the event of finding unlisted obstacles like submerged rocks or buoys, users can add them to the map in a few seconds with the Community Edits feature, which benefits everyone.
So for a lot fun, take a kitesurfing ride with Navionics Boating! Download it for free to enjoy the wind forecasts and try our maps, then share your coolest pictures with us on any of our Facebook, Google+, and Instagram pages!
Giovanni Viani, Navionics