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How much wind do you need?

For paragliding tandems, we generally need about 7-15 mph of wind coming from the west. For hang gliding tandems we generally need 10-18 mph, also from the west. The easiest way to check if the weather at the Torrey Pines Gliderport is flyable is to visit the weather page at http://w9if.net/cgi-bin/torreywx/wx.pl. This page shows real-time wind speed and direction, which our own pilots use to track conditions. Instructions on how to read the weather for flying can be found here. If you have any questions, please call us at +1 (858) 452-9858.

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