While the rest of the Outer Banks begins to slow down as winter approaches, the kiteboarding world heats up. And it’s no wonder . . . the winds are shifting to the north and they’ll hold steady between 12-20mph for two or three days in a row. Not the best conditions for swimming and it tends to create a lot of chop in the ocean so surfers don’t like it, but for kiteboarder fall and winter on the Outer Banks is the best time of the year to get a great ride.
It would not have been a good day today with a steady rain, but the next few days look almost ideal—especially for more experienced kiteboarder with winds forecast to blow at 25mph with some slightly higher gusts. Plenty of sunshine, too, on Friday and Saturday—although winds will be diminishing by Saturday afternoon.
Thanksgiving week is looking pretty good as well with winds forecast to hold steady between 10-15 mph.
The Kitty Hawk Kites Waves Village is the ideal location for a weekend getaway, long weekend or week vacation for kiteboarder. It’s ideal for just about anyone, but kiteboarder in particular will love its easy access to Pamlico Sound, amenities and knowledgeable staff.
For more experienced kiteboarders, the Atlantic Ocean is never far away—the new Rodanthe Beach Access is almost across the street from Waves Village Resort.
There is limited availability of lessons during the fall and winter so novices check us out online or give us a call at 877-359-8447. Kiteboarding is an exciting way to spend a day; it takes a couple of lessons to learn but just about anyone can learn it. After instruction and with some good advice, it’s on to the water and experiencing the thrill of skimming the water and lifting into the air.