May 21, 2020

New 2020 Event Dates

We look forward every year to hosting outstanding events for our Outer Banks guests. This year our events will look a little different in order to keep everyone safe. For now, we are asking everyone attending any of our events to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. We also have had to reschedule some of our events due to state regulations. Find about more below, or on

48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

Hang Glider pilot landing in the bullseye at the Hang Gliding Spectacular

The Hang Gliding Spectacular has been rescheduled to September 25-27. Here is our tentative schedule for the Spectacular. As we get closer to September and know more about how to keep our competitors and crew members safe, these may change.

Friday, September 25

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Aero-Tow Competition at the Cotton Gin (Jarvisburg, NC)
8:00 PM  Film Festival (location TBD)

Saturday, September 26

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Registration at Flight School (JRSP)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Dune Competition (JRSP)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Instructor Alumni Reunion & Woody Jones Memorial Street Dance (Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head MP 12)

Sunday, September 27

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Dune Competition (JRSP)
4:00 PM  Rogallo Hall of Fame Induction (Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head MP 12)
4:30 PM  Awards Ceremony (Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head MP 12)

Any changes to our event schedule will be posted here and on Facebook. Please join us for the longest-running Hang Gliding Competition in the world! Spread the stoke on social media until then!

Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend

Kiteboarding at Waves Village Resort in Rodanthe

In order to allow for more kiteboarders to make the trip to the Outer Banks, the Kiteboarding Kickoff Weekend is pushed back one week to May 30th and 31st. Join in for all the fun at our Waves Village Watersports Resort this May to kick off our 2020 season! Gear Demos, Tech Talks, Big Air Competition, and more! Find more information here and on Facebook.

OBX Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament

Kayak fishing in the Outer Banks

Calling all kayak fishers! The OBX Slam Kayak Fishing Tournament is going virtual. This year, in order to keep you and our crew members safe, we are making a couple changes to the tournament. First, the tournament will last for 6 days, from June 22nd until June 27th. Barring any changes to the CDC guidelines for social distancing, the captain’s meeting and award’s banquet will be held online. Proceeds from the tournament and raffle will go to the Outer Banks Food Pantry to provide help to those in our community affected by COVID-19. More information can be found here and on Facebook.

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