The best wind sensor to predict the winds for kiting is found at iKitesurf.
Predicting the wind on Martha's Vineyard can be difficult as there are no really good south facing wind sensors. We like to use the Vineyard Haven Sensor as a basis of our prediction, then look at the local marine forecast and smaller sensors around the island to get a read on what the wind is doing.
Generally, if you see southwest winds in the low teens and building throughout the day, there is a thermal that will fill in the afternoon and you can get out on a big kite. You can generally add a few knots to the forecast to factor for the thermal effect.
In case of emergency
Please be sure to put your contact information on your equipment. If you abandon a kite or lose a board, please contact the police to let them know you are safe (and so they don’t go on a wild goose chase looking for you!). If you do lose equipment, feel free to call us, as people tend to report lost gear they find, and we can help get it back to you. If you see someone struggling or needing help, please assist if you can or call for help.
Martha’s Vineyard is a busy island with lots of boat traffic, fisherman, shell fisherman, beachgoers, and commercial operators. Be respectful of others by staying a minimum of 100 yards away from other boats, fisherman, swimmers, and others using the water. Please also stay a minimum of 100 yards away from any oyster cages or shellfish gear in the water.
There are no local "kite shops" on the Vineyard. If you want to get information on anything kite related we recommend you give us, Next Level Watersports, a call.
There are other kiters on the island, but, if you're coming out here, make sure you have all the right pump fittings and a repair kit for your kite!