The wind and weather in Jersey..
..is a fickle beast and the monkey is here to try and help you out by keeping track of what it's doing. Information is constantly updated and it all looks good on your smartphone too.
Is he really wise?
Well..he does his best. However..
- Wind readings are taken from the airport so the conditions at the east of the island may be quite different. The strength will always be a bit lower at the beach and this is taken into account when kiteboarding spots are rated.
- Forecasts are never exact and the further forward you look the less reliable they are. Comparing different forecasts can help.
- If you end up finding the wind isn't what you expected.. don't blame the monkey!
He'll be pleased to hear from you. He likes bananas.
What's those icon things on the map?
Those are the kitesurfing and paragliding spots and if they are visible it means that the current conditions look suitable for that sport at that place. The star rating will give an indication of how good it might be.
You can turn them off and on in the settings area found here or at the top-left of the map page.
The official local kitesurfing club affiliated to the BKSA. Please check out the site and follow the rules described within. Your co-operation is much appreciated!
Local IKO-certified school which '..provides a range of lesson programmes ranging from absolute beginner with no previous experience to expert 1 on 1 tuition'. The online shop sells a wide range of gear to locals at good prices.
You use the wind to propel yourself along the water on a small board while flying a large kite. You can catch waves, jump high and do wake-style tricks too. Awesome! Links:
The wise monkey's zoomable paragliding site google map with details of each site. Please note that paragliders must stick to the sites listed and must phone air traffic control before and after flying (Tel 446086).
Jersey Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
This is an old website and has not been maintained for a while. Nevertheless the information contained within is still quite relevant.
You use the wind hitting a hill and being deflected upwards to fly in the air while dangling underneath a wing made of fabric you crazy fool! Sometimes you can use thermals for lift too. Links: