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