Waves Village Watersports Resort is the premier kiteboarding resort in North America. It is home to the Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding School and Pro Shop. The school and resort are designed around access to the Pamlico Sound – the best kiteboarding area on the Outer Banks and one of the premier kiting sites in the world.
We specialize in teaching all skill levels how to kiteboard, and there is ample setup space and a rental center where you can rent kiteboarding equipment and demo a wide selection of gear if you’re looking to add to your quiver or get started in the sport. Our professional staff will ensure that you get the support that you need to best enjoy your kiting experience whether you’re just getting started or already and experienced kiteboarder. Kitty Hawk Kites does not charge a launching fee from the Waves Village Resort access.
Kiteboarding Photo and Video Services
Kitty Hawk Kites has partnered with Go Pro Video to offer professional photography and videography services for kiteboarders. Get on the water with renowned videographer, Charles Ash and document your Hatteras Island Kiteboarding experience in a way like you’ve never imagined. For over 17 years, Go Pro Video has been involved in the extreme sports industry through video production and still photography. Within 24 to 48 hours following your shoot, you’ll be able to view online proofs gallery, print and product store.
Waves Village Activities & Adventures
Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) & Surfing
Waves Village Resort features access to a variety of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and Surfboards for rent on the Pamlico Sound. Our friendly staff will provide you with tips and technique if you’ve never paddled before, but most people are able to find success their first time in good conditions. If you’ve never surfed before, we definitely recommend a lesson for use of that equipment.
Surf Lessons in Rodanthe are available daily Monday – Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. Private Lessons may be available upon request during the off season. Multi-day Surf Lesson Packages are also available if you’d like to take 3 or 5 lessons at a discounted rate.
Kitty Hawk Kites also offers Surf Lessons North of Rodanthe in Nags Head, at the Sanderling Resort (Duck) and in Corolla.
Kitty Hawk Kites offers Kayak Tours ALL YEAR. Some tours are only available upon request in the off season, but there are over 10 tours to choose from between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. There are 2-3 Tours on Hatteras Island including the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Avon and Hatteras Tours.
Kitty Hawk Kites also offers many Kayak Tours in Nags Head, Manteo, Alligator River Wildlife Refuge, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Corolla. The Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest Tour (2 HRs) and Alligator River Wildlife Refuge Tour (2.5 HRs) are the two tours available most consistently in the off season.
Kitty Hawk Kites offers SUP Lessons ALL YEAR. Due to the consistent wind at Waves Village most SUP Lessons are taught in Kitty Hawk or Manteo (especially for Kids).
Beach cruisers are available at Waves Village for rent for for Hourly, Daily or Weekly use. The Rodanthe / Waves / Salvo (tri-villages area) now has a bike path along Hwy 12 so that you can easily navigate the villages via bike if you want to had down the street for ice cream or just for a leisurely stroll. For more information on renting bikes, please call the resort at 252-987-2297.
Other Hatteras Island Adventures
About 45 minutes South of Waves Village you can take a 2.5 Hour Horseback Ride through a Maritime Forest Trail and out onto the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Inexperienced and experienced riders are welcome. Tours occur daily in the morning and afternoon. These tours fill up fast in the summertime, so make your reservations early. Off Season rates are available, and tours run ALL YEAR!
Hatteras Island has a lot to offer, whether you want to learn to fish, go clamming or just take a sunset/sight seeing cruise. Captain Lee offers custom tours out of Hatteras (about 45-55 min south of the resort) and he’s even able to come pick you up at the resort if you’d like to take a tour with him!
- Sunset & Sightseeing Cruises
- Clamming Trips
- Pamlico Light Tackle Fishing Trip
- Surf Fishing Clinic
- 4×4 Beach Excursion
More Adventures with Kitty Hawk Kites
Kitty Hawk Kites started teaching Hang Gliding Lessons at Jockey’s Ridge State Park over 40 years ago in 1974. Since then, they have become the leader in Recreational Services on the Outer Banks, offering over 20 Adventures and Recreational Activities on the from Corolla to Hatteras. Whether you’re looking for an extreme, bucket-list worthy adventure or a fun family outing, Kitty Hawk Kites has something for everyone.
About 30-45 minutes North of Waves Village Resort / Rodanthe:
- Dune Hang Gliding Lessons
- 1902 Wright Glider Lessons
- Dolphin Watch Tours
- Jet Skis Rentals and Tours
- Parasailing in Manteo
- Water JetPak Lessons
- Flyboard Lessons
- Bi Plane Rides
- Helicopter Tours
- Cessna Tours
- Aerobatic Flights
- Flight Lessons
- Lost Colony Outdoor Drama
About 60-80 minutes North:
- Tandem Hang Gliding Discovery Flights (2000′ or Mile High)
- Daytime & Sunset Sailing Cruises
- Wakeboarding / Waterskiing
- Sanctuary Vineyard Cruise
About 90 minutes North: