More about wind forces in the world

Generally, it often blows more abroad, but not necessarily. The wind system in the world changes depending on the season and moves across the globe. All destinations have different times when the wind is more constant and reliable.

We know broadly that it blows more in eg Brazil, the Caribbean etc between September - December. In South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Boracay etc between December - February. In Egypt, southern Europe, Sweden, between April - October. There are also different terms for these constant winds, thermal winds and wind seasons.

Normally a little smaller kite sizes are used abroad, but the basis is within kitesurf to always adjust the kite size to the current wind. You can travel to Brazil for example and still get to surf with 17 m2. It all depends on when you travel, and if you are lucky or unlucky.

The names and destinations of world winds

Mountain

Southwestern coasts of South Africa and Namibia.
Winds blowing from inner mountains to the southern and western coasts of Namibia and South Africa. These winds blow during the winter season and also create high temperatures.

Bora

Adriatic regions in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
A cold wind blows on the northern Adriatic coast and northern Italian plains predominantly winter and spring.

Chinook

Rocky Mountains, Canada and USA.
A warm and dry west wind (a type of foehn) that occurs on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. The arrival is usually sudden, with consequently a large increase in temperature and rapid melting of snow.

Etesian

Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
A Greek term for the wind that sometimes blows in the summer (May to September) from a direction between northeast and northwest in the eastern Mediterranean, especially in the Aegean. The winds are called "melt chemistry" in Turkey.

Foehn effect

European Alps.
A warm dry wind occurring in the leeward of a number of mountains. While the name originated from the European Alps, it is now used as a more general term for this type of wind worldwide.

Haboob

Sudan.
The name applies to a dust storm in Sudan north of 13 ° N. They occur from about May to September and are most common in the afternoon and evening.

Harmattan

West Africa.
A dry wind blows from the northeast / east direction over northwestern Africa. Being both dry and relatively cold is a welcome relief from tropical steady humid heat, and from its state of health it is locally known as the "doctor". It transports large amounts of dust from the desert often in sufficient quantity to form a thick fog, which hinders navigation on the rivers.

Khamsin

Egypt and the Red Sea.
A southern wind blows across Egypt in front of depressions that pass east along the Mediterranean or northern Africa, while pressure is high east of the Nile. Because this wind blows from the inner part of the continent, it is warm and dry and often carries a lot of dust. It is called with reference to the fifty days it is said to blow, usually from April to June.

Levante

Spain, Southern France and Gibraltar.
A humid easterly wind passing through the Gibraltar Strait. It is most common from June to October, but can occur for any month.

Leveche

Southeast Spain.
A hot, dry, southerly wind blowing on Spain's southeast coast in front of an emerging depression. It often carries a lot of dust and sand, and its approach is indicated by a strip of brown cloud on the southern horizon.

Mistral

Southern France, Mediterranean, Sardinia, Sicily.
A northwest or northern wind blowing offshore along the Mediterranean coast from the Delta del Ebro to Genoa. In the region's main development, its characteristics are its frequency, its strength and it`s dry cold. It is most intense at Languedoc and Provence, especially in the Rhône Delta.

Scirocco

North Africa and the Mediterranean.
A warm southern - southeast wind in the Mediterranean. Near the north coast of Africa, the wind is warm and dry and often carries a lot of dust. After crossing the Mediterranean, Scirocco reaches the European coast like a damp wind and is often associated with low stratus clouds. It is a blanket term that encompasses many local winds, including Ghibli (Libya), Chile (Tunisia) and Khamsin (Egypt).