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The most beautiful spots in the world: great for holidays

We are ready, everything is stalled: new combination, new board or waxed so well, but we still hesitate about the destination, some spots chosen by Weather’n’ride:

Hawaï

The island remains the birthplace of surfing, dream destination, or pilgrimage for any surfer. Each year thousands of enthusiasts, amateurs and beginners gather to face waves that can reach up to 10 m high, especially on the north coast of Oaku which alone groups these spots: Chun’s ReefVelzyland, Laniakea, , Gas Chambers, Backdoor, Pupukea, Log Cabins, Leftovers,   Silver Channel,  Avalanche, Kaena PointsBackyards… Winter (November to April) is the best season for surfing high level but if you can deal with the crowds why not. Beginners can always go on the south coast of Oaku, the famous beaches of Waikiki are very quiet spot, you can even rent a board and take some lessons. There are hotels for all budgets (book well in advance), otherwise use the system D: the tent.

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 Sight on Kauai in Hawaï 

The Réunion Island

The west coast of the island is the meeting place for surfers. You can get to Saint Leu, where are the preserved lagoons of Bourbon Island. Do not forget to observe and try to understand a strange natural phenomenon: the Souffleur (Blower), and also make a stop at Roches Noires, where you can find surfers and surfers apprentices.

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The capital: Saint-Denis

The island of Reunion is infamous for shark attacks, you must then be well informed from the authorities, the local population and surfers who live there for years; on risk zones, it is never too careful.

La Nord in Hossegor, France

The spot of La Nord in Hossegor offers the best waves of France and powerful swells. The spot regularly hosts World Championship Tour, and the elite surfing. The wave of La Nord is hollow and allows you to surf tow-in because it releases a large amount of water. France offers a multitude of interesting spots such as:  Les Cavaliers in Anglet, Les Estagnots in SeignosseLa Santocha in  Capbreton,  Côtes des Basques in Biarritz  La Torche in Bretagne Lacanau…

The Canary Islands, Spain

With the economic crisis, Spain has become, along with Greece and Portugal, one of the least expensive destinations in Europe, and therefore suitable for those wishing to stay in Europe. You can get to Tenerife (ideally between September and May), and enjoy the waves of Punta de Hidalgo, Bajamar, Los dos hermanos or to Almaciga. In the archipelago, change site on your own in search of the best wave, go to Grandes Playas example, on the island of Fuerteventura.

Africa

For some years some surfers in search of novelties and exoticism, choose to cross the Mediterranean to go to Morocco where there are beautiful spots:  Killer Point, Anchor Point, The Well, Jack Beach, Tamaris 2 Chinese Hat . One can take the opportunity to discover the unique cultural and architectural heritage, the cities of Fez and Mekness are evidence.

South Africa is also very prized by surfers. The country brings together the most beautiful spots in Africa: Cave Rock, Saint Paul Bay and Jeffreyx Bays. You can also offer to yourself a safari through parks with picturesque landscapes, story of a change.

Senegal  (west Africa), also attracts surfers: beaches Ngor and Yoff in Dakar the capital, offer beautiful spots, but they are crowded in summer. For more tranquility, you can leave the capital to get to Saint-Louis in the north where the spot Hydrobase awaits you; or  in the south to Cape Skirring, a favorite spot. Summer in Senegal coincide with school holidays and the opening of the tourist season, for more quiet it is better to frequent private beaches.

Australia and New Zealand

Trendy destination, with 37,000 km of coastline, total 10,685 beaches, Australia has much to be a rival of size against Hawaii. Since this is a considerable spoiled for choice it is better get information on the spot. Beginners can enroll in a surf school, there are a hundred. The selection of Weather’n’ride: inTasmania: Shipsterns, Ann Bay, Arthur River, Back of Lighthouse, Bay of Fire; in Victoria: 13th Beach, Aspendale, Black Beach, Bells Beach, Barwon Heads East/ West; Western & South Australia: Augusta, Bandy Creek, Beachport, Anvils.

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The remoteness of New Zealand attracts surfers willing to give everything to live their passion in quiet, because there are some beautiful and deserted spots, far from Raglan (Manu Bay) considered one of the best spots in the world . The waves are frequent and consistent and the water is not polluted. Another particularity: you can surf and snowboard in the same day, and to avoid investing in a hotel room, you can camp for free in nature. Of the 400 spots that make up this country we have selected: 90 miles Beach, Ahipara Bay, Ambury Park, Ashworths Beach,  Bayly Road,Bayswater Sand Spit, Bethells Beach, Big Manly, Boulder Bank, Brows Bay, Bucklands Beach, Castelpoint Beach, Cheltenham Beach, Clifford Bay, Cornwallis

Still undecided??  You will surely find your happiness by using the search engine Weather’n’ride to choose among the 3,000 spots referenced … Or better yet share your favorite spots.

Of course there’s not only surfing in life! You can still enjoy there: sailing, rowing, kite surfing, windsurfing, underwater diving, or so a little away from the beaches to indulge in skateboarding or rollerblading.

 So pack your bags and boards!

The price at the end of the effort, motivated by passion. Weather’n’ride it going slowly but surely. Forecasts are available with a precision high definition starting from 15 km and more preferably up to 1km to the Grand Prix Ecole Navale. Now the waves HD9 are online all the spots of the Atlantic coast of France, but …. the best is yet to come ….

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GPEN is over for this year

Grand Prix Ecole Navale, ending Sunday, June 1, in triumph, with 10 victories (results available on the official website of GPEN). The wind was not really to go, but it was still a great day for everyone.

We will meet again next year, with further innovations and other services because as you know the best is yet to come on Weather’n’ride!

See you next year!

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“Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne blessent mon cœur d’une langueur monotone”

…The weather yesterday which was original date selected was impossible all along the target coast. Today conditions are vastly improved both by sea and air and we have the prospect of at least reasonably favorable weather for the next several days…
Top Secret, Eyes Only,
Shaef Command Post, Personal From General Eisenhower,
6 june 1944

Sometimes weather contributes in changing history .

the Grand Prix Ecole Navale (french naval school): d day-3 final stretch!

There will be beautiful people at the GPEN already registered on Camaret 37 , 62 for Naval Academy and also 62 Morgat in the categories 5.50 m JI class , Corsair , Open 5.70 , Seascape18 , J22 , J70 , Longtze , Mach650 . In addition to the participants of the Stand Up Paddle and rowing . The major innovation is the 2014 Radio Controlled Sailing with 12 competitors.

To rub the elite world of French and European Sailing is simple to register on the official website GPEN or on the Facebook page for Stand Up Paddle . One can even have a license by giving a medical certificate, and better still some reservations for accommodations are available on the website of the Naval Academy .

A web page specially designed by Weather’n’ride , provides all forecasts on all fronts and spots , from HD15 to HD1 (high resolution).

In short all the conditions are met for the competition unfolds perfectly, thereby allowing to live his passion fully.

 

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“The high technology serving performance”

 

Weather’n’co and the French Ski Federation.

The French team has stood out during the Olympic Games in Sochi, with 15 medals including 4 gold, and is therefore climbed to 10th place in the medals table.

To achieve this brilliant result, the French Ski Federation has mobilized potential partners including Weather’n’co to provide assets that would allow the French team to succeed at the game

During the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a weather forecast website has been specially designed with data on winds, temperatures, air pressure and precipitation, with resolutions starting from 15 to 1 km, which was critical to the performance of the French team, when we know that weather forecasts are associated with winter sports and sailing.

Eventually, given the positive results, it must be concluded that the best partnerships are the key to success.

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Grand Prix of the Naval School (Grand Prix Ecole Navale)

Grand Prix Ecole Navale has become a key event in the world of sailing. This is a monotype competition that lasts four days and includes various series of boats such as Open 5.70 6.50 Class, Monotype 7.50, J80, Longtze among others. Skippers according to their category can align in the harbor of Brest, Iroise Sea and Bay of Douarnenez (Finistère).

In 2011, Penn Ar Bed Paddle Race, a competition of stand up paddle came to be added to thereby increase the international scope of the event.

GPEN take place from 29 May to 1 June 2014.

 

Rear-Admiral Philippe Hello, Commander of Ecole Navale (the naval school)

A little history …

GPEN was born in 2002 on the initiative of the Naval Academy to enjoy and to share its particular water , creating its own competition. This first edition will see a fleet of 60 boats: monotypes and sportboats and have 200 participants.
In 2009 the French Sailing Federation comes into play when deciding to entrust the Naval Academy , the organization of the Championship of France Promotion Monotypes habitable . This partnership also assign more credibility , reputation and prestige as the competition at the Naval Academy and will therefore strengthen the links between the latter and the Navy.

This year, the GPEN will host nearly 900 sailors from France and Europe, spread over 190 boats: these figures are provisional as the inscriptions are not closed. The test of RC sailboats and sailing wounded defense are major innovations: evidence of a runaway success . Weather’n’ride is also part and provide the high resolution weather and accurate information on the spots concerned, timely data.

Ultimately, this symbiosis is not the work of some rigorous officers, enthusiastic sailors and experienced meteorologists , human PASSION is the alpha and omega.

Official website: http://www.gpen.fr/

Water plans and spots:

Rade de Brest

Iroise

Bay of Douarnenez

Crozon

Morgat

Camaret

Cove Poulmic

 

 

News release

WNR.GURU provides a high resolution weather forecasting for the Grand Prix de l’ Ecole Navale ( GPEN )

Grand Prix Ecole Navale ( GPEN ) is a one-design competition that takes place over four days. Competitors will race according to their series in Brest harbor , bay of Dournenez and Iroise and enjoying the splendor and wealth of Finistère territory. Several series of boats can take the start : J80 , Corsair , Seascape 18 , Open 5.70 , Class 6.50 , 5.5 JI , Monotype 7.50, Longtze .

WNR.GURU opens a website dedicated to the event . Fort experiences weather forecasts km close to the London Olympics and SOCHI , WNR.GURU deploys its expertise in marine forecasting for competitors GPEN .

Get access to high resolution weather forecasting models!

Atmospheric pressure and accumulated precipitation

Wind 1 km resolution

Wind 3 km resolution

Wind 15 km resolution

Temperature at 1 km resolution

Temperature at 3 km resolution

Temperature at 15 km resolution

Departure with nearly 400 boats, open to amateurs and professionals from around the world: Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Oman. The competition will run from April 18 to 21 in Trinidad sur-Mer. Weather’n’ride assist you in providing all the necessary weather data.

International Boating Week is in the same vein and will be held from April 18 to 21 in Marseille.

Please note that registrations are still possible.

Official websites

http://www.spi-ouestfrance.com/

http://www.lanautique.com/