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by Windfinder

(85 user ratings)


Download size: 62.6MB
Version: 5.0.0
Released: 2009-11-15
For ages: 4+


Wind, waves, weather and tides anywhere in the world for kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, sailors, and paragliders

Detailed wind forecasts and weather forecasts that let you always find the spot with the best wind, waves, and weather conditions for your sport. Current wind measurements and weather observations, so that you can make your own weather predictions!


- Detailed wind forecasts and weather forecasts for over 40,000 spots
- Displays current wind measurements and weather measurements in real-time from over 20,000 weather stations
- Tide forecasts for high and low tides for over 8,000 locations around the world
- Configure favorites – save nearby locations and monitor travel weather for your vacation destinations
- Measurements listed in knots, Beaufort, km/h, m/s, and mph
- Parameters displayed: Wind strength & direction, gusts, air temperature and "feels like" temperature, clouds, precipitation, air pressure, relative humidity, wave height, wave period, and wave direction
- Optimized display of forecasts and measurements for optimal readability on the go from any mobile device
- Optimized data transfer – which enables a quicker load speed and is ideal for data usage restrictions
- Topographic maps, and satellite imaging provide a quick overview of weather conditions and serve as a navigational aid (weather routing)


- Kitesurfers and windsurfers – find that next hurricane or windy conditions either right next door or at your next vacation destination
- Sailors – plan that next sailing trip, or ensure safe passage by avoiding bad weather at sea
- Dinghy sailors and regatta racers – allows for careful preparation for the next regatta
- Surfers and wave riders – find the perfect waves and high swell
- Fisherman – help ensure a good catch
- Paragliders – find a good wind right from the start
- Cyclists – are there headwinds or tailwinds?
- Boat owners or captains – keep a constant eye on the current weather conditions and tides
- ...and anyone who requires exact wind and weather predictions!


“Windfinder” is available for free with ads. “Windfinder Pro” is paid and contains the following features for professional users, meteorologists, and weather enthusiasts:

- Superforecast, our hourly high-resolution forecasting model for Europe, North America, South Africa, Egypt, and the Canary Islands
- Windpreview: for a quick overview of the wind forecast in the next ten days
- Beautifully animated wind forecast maps, temperature forecast maps, precipitation maps, satellite images and topographic map
- Ad free!

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Customer Reviews
Easy to use; just got better

It’s an easy, intuitive interface. The most recent update in March 2018 allows you to see wind direction arrows overlying the map. I have found the predictions pretty reliable, but it tends to underestimate windspeed by 1-3 mph.

Awesome App

Windfinder provides the best forecasts of wind and waves out there! Don’t plan a day on the water without checking the forecasts over a week out right here. Thanks Windfinder!

Great app for cyclists living in Hawaii

Accurate excellent UI. Discovered from GCN best apps I ageee


Lousy app


Worst wind forcasting pos ever. Way off on direction and speed in upper Indian River lagoon. Kennedy Space Center/ Titusville Florida. And thats the current day.Horrendous.These wankers forecast for a week and a half. God himself doesn't see that far ahead. A total joke.

Crashes constantly

Much improved since bug fix.

Back to normal

Excellent app, for wind speeds just don't believe the temps very off by 10 degrees or more. But this app is so important to my RC Flying helps me plan my trips to flying field. Absolutely vital.

App is working again

Thanks for the fix. So many days without windfinder how horrible.

Doesn't work

It doesn't work after the update

Not working

Dear windfinder I just update the new version and its not opening in my phone I delet it and reinstal even not opening ( iphone 6 ) Please advise ASAP

Was working great

After the update the app will start then turn off right away....before update I could get am and pm forecasts now I only get pm forecast


Please fix


App crashes everytime you open it now! What the hell?

App doesn't work!

Relied on this app heavily. Updated hoping for improvements and the app won't even open, returns to home screen. Very disappointed.

Not working

Do not open sinse last update please fix it

More accurate than Surfcast

Wind forecasts are notoriously difficult, so I just check first thing in the am...I've had pretty good luck w/Windfinder catching the best conditions in the Midwest US. Please add a push notification that users can select desired wind speed and time of day available! This is the only thing lacking as compared to other wind/wave forecast apps.

Latest update

So I guess maps are no longer a thing. All you get is a very zoomed out, still image map, with no useful details.

I use this for sailing and kite surfing

Works well and is easy to use and find the wind.

Not Accurate

As a full-time boater, I need reliable weather reports. Compared to the Weather Channel and local TV weather, Windfinders always seems to forecast much higher winds than the others. They change their reports frequently from one extreme to the other...and neither report was even that accurate. Windfinders is not my favorite weather App. any longer.

Best app ever

This is the best most accurate wave reporting app ever it also tells the tides the swell the wind speed the weather and the wind direction!!! Best app ever made

WindFinder is Great!!

Gives wind speed and direction in my area and areas near me. The settings give you a wide variety of ways to receive information. No annoying popups. Perfect app for me!

Nice app

Very accurate!

Still needs work

It's bad enough the tide data is inaccurate. Seriously, how can there be two high tides 45 minutes apart, or 3 high tides and no low tides in a single day? And now reversed arrows for wind direction have been removed? Come on folks. Please get it together so the app is useful again.


Awesome sailors kiters this is fantastic. All the info u need simply displayed accessed. Anybody that wind is the most important ellamint in your life u need this app. The best version they have. I can not believe that. 1000's do not feel the same.

Tide data missing in new version?

The tide data appears to be missing in the new version. Where is it? Was very useful when on forecast screen.

This update is an unfortunate downgrade

You guys had a good thing going here. It was a great all in one app: wind speed & direction. Wave size and direction, weather and tide. And now? Where is the tide? The landscape mode does nothing but add space between data info columns. Woopty doo! Now that you have more space, perhaps you can add back the tide and maybe include air temp. Now THAT would be an upgrade! Was a five star app before this update. Now I give it barely three stars.

Easy interface, inaccurate forecasts

Nice, easy to use interface but -in my experience- notoriously inaccurate forecasts. If you get this app, make sure to check NOAA and other forecasts to avoid surprises. I sail out of St Augustine, FL and this app showed 6-9 knots of breeze when it was blowing almost 20(!)

Great App!

I use this for flying, wind forecasting. It is pretty accurate also. Easy to navigate and find a location close to you.

App fixed!

Awesome, real time and forecasts!

Error fixed

They have just made a fix on their ad server that should prevent this kind of error again. Congrat!

What more do you want

All recent reviews say the app crashes upon opening, what else do you need to get the message...... Why even bother? Zero star my end.


Use to use daily. Now crashes upon opening. Please fix!!!! Zero star right now!!!

Doesn't work!

After updating to IOS6 the application doesn't work!!! Fix it!!!!

Crashing all the time now

This app was very helpful for me but now all it does is crash please hurry and fix

Great program

Last update crashes upon opening!! It was great and accurate when it was working.


New version crashes immediately upon opening. Fail.

Crash Finder

Thanks to this app, I now know where to crash an app. Seriously was a must have app for wind riders that went wrong with the latest update.

Latest update failure !



Latest update do not start ! Fix fix

Bad version3.1

Not orking We hav the praplum in te last version 3.1 from app is not werk win obin app daerct clos

Needs ability to send forecast

It would be nice to be able to email, SMS, or post to FB forecasts from this app. Also prob a good branding / ad rev generator. And figure out how to better forecast sea breeze

Don't listen to the reviews.

This is app is great. It does exactly as it says, gives valid predictions and informative measurements, and I have no reason to be disappointed with my completely free download. Download it if you want to know what the wind will be like!!

Does what it's supposed to

Good app and to the point

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Excellent! (iPhone 4)

Like all the other reviews have said, this is an excellent app. Very user friendly and provides a ton of weather info.

Dead on accurate

This is a fantastic app! By far the most accurate I have used. Wind direction/speed, wave direction/height is accurate, reliable and the user interface is easy to understand. I am a live aboard sailor and compare the forecasts against passage weather and wind guru and then with what actually occurs. Very satisfied with the info I get from this app.

Awesome !

Works great on my Iphone 1 OS3. Love everything about it, gives tides, forecasts incl. wind and gusts, and whereever the forecasts are from, they're very accurate. You can see the time course of the wind along the day, the trend gives you an idea of whether the wind is picking up or calming down. I sail in Maine, pretty unstable weather/wind in July/ august : I trust this app to know if I leave work early to go raise the sails or not. So far, very reliable. And the advertisements on the free version are relevant/interesting. Thank you to the developpers, you made my summer :) !


I'm a balooner, just love this one. Has all my areas, very easy to use, seems very accurate, all great points. Thinking of doing the paid one. Thanks!


one of the most accurate weather apps. simple and easy to use


Agree with the below review, apps useless now since it doesn't show direction on the forecast and superforecast.