Soaring into Her Future … Literally!

Talk about soaring into the next phase of your life … literally! Imani Davis of Hampton, VA, did just that last Sunday in Manteo. Celebrating her recent high school graduation, Imani enjoyed her very first parasail flight … in her cap and gown! Wow … can you think of a better way to commemorate many years of hard work and dedication in school?! Congrats, Imani … you deserve it! Just another way that Kitty hawk Kites is Teaching The World To Fly#KHKExperience

Parasailing in Manteo: High School graduation celebration (5/15/16)

Competition Fills OBX Fall Schedule

Handmade kite flying at the 2014 Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition.

Handmade kite flying at the 2014 Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition.

Summer on the Outer Banks is winding down, but there are still a lot of reasons to visit. More and more, it seems, fall is becoming a second season all it’s own with some great events that are really worth checking out.

The autumn—especially September—seems to have become the time for competition on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites is sponsoring three competitions—with our 30th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition the granddaddy of them all. Just about the only Outer Banks competition that has been around longer is our springtime Hang Gliding Spectacular.

Here are some upcoming competitions that seem to cover almost every sport on the Outer Banks.

KITTY HAWK KITES BIC SUP ONE DESIGN-FINAL EVENT IN MANTEO

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Sep 6, 2015

Kitty Hawk Kites, Manteo

A family-friendly competition—free to the public. Whether you’re paddling for the first time or you’re already a pro, this is a great activity for all!

30th ANNUAL OUTER BANKS STUNT KITE COMPETITION

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Sep 12, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015

Outer Banks Event Site, Nags Head

OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers to the Outer Banks. Two days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Saturday Kitty Hawk Kites and friends will host demos and a FREE family fun fly day. Enjoy massive display kites flying high, and participate in stunt and power kite lessons given by pros.

KITTY HAWK SURF COMPANY KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT

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Sep 19, 2015

This is a kayak and SUP fishing tournament. All fish caught must be caught from your watercraft, no wading. Registration is online or at mandatory captains meeting September 19th at 6p.m. at Kitty Hawk Surf Co. in Nags Head.

This is a photo catch and release style tournament. Click here for rules and regulations. Competitors are allowed to launch at first light Saturday morning. All photos must be received by 5pm on Saturday in order to be eligible for judging. All pictures must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail.

ESA EASTERNS SURFING COMPETITION

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Sept. 20-26

Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

Highlighting the best of East Coast amateur surfers, skim boarders and body borders, the ESAs are a must-see event. Don’t let the “amateur” label prejudice your view. The level of competition is outstanding and the water skills excellent.

AMERICAN WINDSURFING TOUR’S HATTERAS WAVE JAM

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Sept. 21-26

Hatteras Island

An annual part of the AWS pro circuit, the competition is intense and spectacular.

Virginia Dare Turns 428 Years Old Today

The first child born to English parents in the New World, Ananias and Eleanor Dare had to of been thrilled on August 18th, 1587, when Virginia Dare came into their lives. Since the late 1930s, Virginia Dare’s birthday has been remembered and celebrated annually on Roanoke Island – especially in the town of Manteo.

croatoan-the-lost-colonyYou can’t talk about Virginia Dare’s life for long without mentioning the famed The Lost Colony. She was born into the short-lived Roanoke Colony, which was a British settlement on you guessed it, Roanoke Island.

The ultimate fate of Virginia Dare is unknown to this day – although there are many theories – and the mystery of the Lost Colony remains a well, mystery!

The fact of her birth is known because the governor of the settlement, Virginia Dare’s grandfather, John White, returned to England in 1587 to seek fresh supplies. When White eventually returned three years later, Virginia and the other colonists were gone.

In the 428 years since her birth, Virginia Dare has become a prominent figure in American myth and folklore, representing different things to different people. A 2000 article in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina News and Record noted that for many Americans, particularly Southerners, she symbolizes innocence and purity, “new beginnings, promise, and hope” as well as “adventure and bravery” in a new land.

You can learn more about Virginia Dare and The Lost Colony by securing tickets to the outdoor drama which has been held during the summer in Manteo, NC each year since the 1930s. You can purchase tickets on The Lost Colony’s website, or on our website.