With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday the question many of us are asking is, “What does Mother want for Mother’s Day?”
Kitty Hawk Kites certainly has all the traditional jewelry, clothes and shoes that get put in a box, wrapped beautifully and opened to “oohs” and “ahhs”.
But Kitty Hawk Kites has a gift that almost no one else has—the gift of excitement.
Just because she’s your mother doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to soar above the dunes or skim across the water on a kiteboard.
Kiteboarding especially is a sport that is appealing to more and more mothers as gear becomes more specialized and better designed for the size and strength of women. “The new kites that are out there are very depowerable, “ Nick Piacenza, Manager of the Kitty Hawk Kites kiteboarding school. What he means by that is the kites can be adjusted to the size of the user, so a smaller person is not overwhelmed by the power of the wind.
As more women try their hand at kiteboarding, the design of the equipment has become better suited for women. “When we give a lesson, we have gear for each individual,” Nick says.
Giving lessons from the the company’s Waves Village Watersports Resort in Waves, the conditions found on the Pamlico Sound are some of the best in the world for learning the sport. “We have steady southwest winds in the summer and shallow water in the sound,” Nick says. “It’s one of the few places in the world that are like that.”