2013 Events Schedule
Ocean Rodeo Crew: Come out and enjoy the 2013 Ocean Rodeo Crew April 13th-April 21st! The “Crew” is a social kiteboarding group organized by the brand, Ocean Rodeo. You can read more about the crew on their website. Join us at Waves Village and watch kiteboarding at its finest. At the end of the week stop by and check out the discounts on slightly used products and add to your kiteboarding gear. To sign up for this event, click here.
Spring Demo Days: Join Waves Village and Kitty Hawk Kites May 25-26 for Spring Demo Days! Stop by Waves Village and enjoy Kiteboarding demos from popular brands in the industry and watch multiple competitions during the day. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and we welcome all to join us to learn more about this exciting sport. Check out demos and lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites, Carbrinha rider Evan Netsch, and a “Strapless Tacking” Clinic from Litewave Dave! While watching kiteboarders join in on some SUP fun as we have mini competitions during the day. Relax, listen to the music, enjoy the weather, and interact with one of the most exciting watersports on the Outer Banks! Demos and Clinics will be 9am-4pm. In addition to Kiteboarding, we will be hosting the BIC SUP ONE DESIGN CHALLANGE on MAY 25th! Join Kitty Hawk Surf Co. in one of the fastest growing water sports! Whether a pro or a first timer, come out and test your skills in different heat classes on one design boards. Come out and enjoy this community event!
2013 Kite Weekend
August 30– Sept. 2, 2012 // Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort
Take your riding to the next level with our Kiteboarding Experts Adam Super, Brian Wennersten, Esben Boxer, and Susan Grossman!
The Kitty Hawk Kites team will be offering 2 hour clinics Saturday and Sunday focusing on improving your freestyle and surf skills. From your first jumps to handle passes, our expert instructors will improve your skill level and give you confidence to take the tricks to the water! $100 sign up fee, please call Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort at 252-987-2297
10am: Strapless Clinic
1pm: Freestyle Clinic
10am: Women’s Clinic
1pm: Freestyle Clinic
Don’t forget about our HUGE Blowout Sale on new and used kiteboarding product!
We have partnered with Kitty Hawk Kites Resort to put on a full week long professional clinic in what is considered one of the best kiteboarding locations worldwide. The camp is all inclusive, from airport pickup, lodging, meals, instruction, and even backup no wind activities are all covered under one flat cost. Our goal is to make it simple, stress free making sure everyone has an experience to remember.
May 11-18, 2014 (Sunday-Sunday)
$2599 per person. Booking individually you will have a private bed and bathroom sharing a common living space and deck with 2 others. We also offer group or private room bookings. A full 3 bed/3 bath apartment can be booked for a base cost of $1900 plus and additional $1200 for a kiter and an additional $700 for non-kiter friends or family member. Any non-kiter booking will receive all the benefits of the camp apart from the kiteboarding instruction and covered non-wind entertainment
Cape Hatteras, NC is known for its butter flat water on the sound side and consistent surf on the ocean side. Stretching 76 miles, it offers endless riding opportunities with consistent Southwest and Northeast trade winds. Kitty Hawk Kites Resort is located in Rodanthe, NC right in the center of the Cape Hatteras Kiteboarding scene. With private sound side rooms overlooking one of many perfect riding locations, we have chosen what we believe is the best locations to ride in North America.
Both experienced Cabrinha team riders with Kiteboarding experience over a decade, Damien Leroy and Evan Netsch will be coaching, riding and helping everyone progress throughout the week.
Damien Leroy grew up in the mountains of Colorado and by age 19 was an accomplished skier. After multiple knee injuries keeping him off the snow he moved to Florida to take time to heal away from the temptations of snow. It was there that he discovered Kiteboarding. Similar to skiing, Damien picked up what was a new unknown sport to most people at the time. After being a top freestyle competitor, his current focus has turned to course racing and slalom. In 2011 Damien became world champion in Slalom. Today Damien is amongst the top few racers in the world, but whether he is on a race board, twin tip, surfboard or hydrofoil he feels right at home pushing the limits of the sport.
Evan Netsch is an Outer Banks native. Growing up surfing and windsurfing from the age of 5 put him at home in the water. After competing throughout the east coast windsurfing before graduating elementary school the sport of Kiteboarding was born. At 11 years old he sold all his windsurfing gear and dropped his sponsors to take on kiteboarding. Now 12 years later, he has graduated from university and travels the world pursuing the sport he loves. Spending the past 4 years as a private coach and logging countless sessions on every part of the Outer Banks makes Evan the go to person when it comes to Kiteboarding in Hatteras. Evan’s career is in full swing and he is changing the sport as we know it.
Every year starting in early April the wind turns on in the Outer Banks. May is a consistently windy month with a fairly even split between NE and SW winds. SW wind on the sound side, just steps from your backdoor, is an ideal direction. Side onshore winds in waist deep water make progressing your riding as easy as ever. With NE wind we have the option to ride side onshore winds on the ocean side. Usually knee to head high surf with miles of open beach make it the perfect opportunity to test your skills in waves for the first time or for an experienced rider. The setup is perfect to enjoy a long down winder with fun waves all along the way.
Waves Village Resort offers three-bedroom, three-bath units that are specifically suited to treat guests to a once in a lifetime experience while providing beautiful sound front access as well as views of the ocean. The Hatteras Kiteboarding Resort has it all whether you are an experienced kiteboarder, surfer, kayak enthusiast or just looking to treat your family to a great place to stay on the Outer Banks. Our vacation rental accommodations and lodging options provide all the amenities and features you need to make your Outer Banks vacation a first rate experience. Each resort condominium includes access to the water front pool, free Wi-Fi, private hot tub with views of the water and sunsets, gas grill, luxurious interiors, 50” widescreen TV with surround sound.
Each morning we will access the conditions for the day. With May generally bringing SW trade winds much of our time will be spent in the perfect shallow flat water right where we are staying. We will also have transportation to drive to other nearby riding locations and with two professional instructors we have the ability to split into groups and ride independently if desired. Whether it is kiting at our back door, doing long down-winders, or testing your skills in the ocean, we will make it happen! Kiteboarding is a wind dependent sport and we are preparing to be flexible to make best of what each day offers.
Whenever booking a Kiteboarding trip there is always the chance for off days. We have you covered in this event. With a stock of SUPs, Kayaks, and endless entertainment on the Outer Banks we have you covered. In the event of a full day without wind we have access to the Outer Banks’s famous hang gliding adventures provided by Kitty Hawk Kites at Jockey’s Ridge, a fantastic and giant sand dune in Nags Head.
If flying in there are 2 airports to fly into near the Outer Banks. Norfolk International (ORF) is approximately 2 hours from our location and Raleigh Durham International (RDU) is about 4.5 hours. We will be doing a scheduled airport pickup on May 11th, at 12pm, and drop-off on May 18 at, 10am from ORF. You are also welcome to rent a car from the airport providing your own transportation, or additional pickups from ORF can be scheduled for a $150 fee each way.
All food is provided. The entire week will be catered my Good Winds restaurant, with a continental style breakfast, full lunch and dinner. Meal options will be given daily ranging from fresh local seafood to classic burger and fries. Every meal will satisfy your well earned appetite. In addition we will be providing snacks, beverages to our guests throughout the day.
Should I bring my own gear?
Both Damien Leroy and Evan Netsch will have full quivers of the latest Cabrinha Kites. We are happy to loan out a kite for a session for demo to help fill out your quiver, but expect everyone to bring his or her personal equipment along for use. If you need new kites for the week, we have a special set up with Kitty Hawk Kites extending a 15% discount all guests.
We have the ability to provide film and photography services. The trip can be documented so you can take home a video and photos of your sessions.
Please let us know of any special requests or questions. We look forward to hearing from you.