Tuulesuundadest, teooriast ja omadustest aru saamine on lohesurfi jaoks hädavajalik.
Ranna suhtes tuulesuundadest aru saamine on väga oluline valimaks sobivat ja ohutut kohta puhuva tuule jaoks. Cross-shore (side-shore) and cross-onshore winds are ideal for kitesurfing. Off shore and cross-offshore wind directions can be dangerous for kitesurfing and are best avoided.
Understanding the Wind Window is critical for managing the power of the kite and your direction of travel. The Wind Window is the three dimensional region of sky downwind of the rider in which the kite can be flown. When facing downwind, the wind window is roughly all the area the you can see.
* A kite flown out of the window will stall and is likely to fall out of the sky.
* A kite flown at the edge of the window will park with minimum power.
* A kite flown at the power zone will generate maximum power.