In one safe, three-hour lesson, Kite Club Hatteras's friendly, expert instructor will guide riders through the basics of kiteboarding—an extreme water sport that pairs a small board with a large controllable kite to thrust riders across the water's surface and into the air—in gorgeous Cape Hatteras. In a thorough, hands-on class, riders will learn how to set up a four-line inflatable kite, the essentials of kite theory and the "wind window," and proper procedures for selecting a weather-friendly location and communicating with fellow aeronauts. You'll then soak in the dashing techniques necessary to perform, learning how to launch and land, fly the kite properly, and generate power to propel the board. Soon, fusing careful movements with the power of bluster, you'll defy earthbound physics to swish, cut, and fly above the water. Call to schedule your class.
Kite Club Hatteras
The IKO-certified instructors at Kite Club Hatteras help their pupils grab hold of kites and soar above the sky-blue waters of The Outer Banks. Using the ocean as their classroom and the back of a sea turtle as their chalkboard, the boarding profs teach students how to launch, land, and master complex techniques during three levels of instruction. Aside from helping pupils gain their IKO certification, they also lead multiday events, during which kiteboarders can relax in beach houses and take lessons on becoming independent riders.