Waves Village: The Hatteras Kiteboarding Resort is the premier kiteboarding resort in North America. It is home to the Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding School which specializes in teaching all skill levels how to kiteboard. The school and resort is designed around access to the Pamlico Sound, the best kiteboarding area on the Outer Banks. There is ample setup space, pros on site to assist you, and a rental center where you can rent kiteboarding equipment or try out a wide selection of gear before you buy!
Kitty Hawk Kites has been a leader in outdoor recreation on the Outer Banks for more than thirty years. Kitty Hawk Kites is proud to offer the largest selection of kayak locations on the Outer Banks. We offer a variety of types of tours to meet all interests such as Ecology and Natural History Tours, Pirate Tours, and Specialized Skills Instruction. Kitty Hawk Kites prides itself for being pioneers in the recreation industry.
Learn to fly at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Hang Gliding Training Center. It is the largest hang gliding school in the world, teaching hundreds of thousands (over 300,000) of students since 1974!
We have taught students aged 4-92, male and female, physically fit and physically challenged. In fact, we can accommodate paraplegics, blind, deaf and other persons physically challenged. All we require is a desire to learn how to fly. We provide beginner, intermediate and advanced instruction.
Learn the fundamentals of surfing. We discuss the importance of ocean safety, how to identify rip currents, and how to read ocean conditions. We warm up with some surf specific stretches. Then we practice standing up on the board on the beach before we get in the water. After that it’s into the ocean to learn how to paddle properly and catch your first wave. There is over an hour of hands on practice in the water. Surfboard and leash are provided.
Stand-up Paddleboarding is one of the hottest water activities out there! Imagine an enlarged surf board that’s big enough to stay completely out of the water. Now put a paddle in your hands, and you’ve got paddleboarding! Paddleboarding is an old sport that has recently become very popular. Initially the precursor to surfing, paddleboarding offers great excercise while at the same time allowing you the ability to explore the Outer Banks both on the surf and in the sound. In relatively clear water, you are awarded a great view of your surroundings so it’s possible to see many fish, crabs, and other animals. When you’re standing up, it’s almost like walking on water! Rentals and access to the water are available on-site at the resort.