How it all got started
Sometime the late 90s, while participating in sailing championships (and windsurfing for relaxing during our off-days), we noticed that some professionals were using paging devices for their weather forecasts to get an edge over their competition. As amost noone back at home in Germany knew about this technology, we figured that we could not only exploit the opportunity, but also improve on it. So we put our heads down, got to work and came up with an SMS-based weather notification service.
We were “mobile first” before
it was cool
Windfinder started with wind forecasts and reports via SMS. The website you’re looking at now was just a necessary by-product of the service at that time!