Kitesurfing in
Outer Banks - OBX

The Outer Banks, aka OBX, are a narrow and 280-kilometer long island chain in the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast in the United States. In recent years, the OBX has become the most popular destination for Kitesurfer and Windsurfer in the USA. This is mainly due to the constant wind, the moderate temperatures and the variety of Kitespots. Both beginners and professionals will get their money's worth here. There are countless shallow water and wave spots along the island chain.
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Getting there!

The Outer Banks is as far east as you can go without getting wet. It’s literally impossible to miss if you keep heading in east direction. If you are outside of the USA the next airport to OBX is Norfolk International Airport. Norfolk is a good 100km away from the island group. It’s advisable to rent a car at the airport and start heading east. Once you reach OBX it is virtually impossible to get lost. There is only one road which leads from north to south and vice versa.

Kitespot - Territory

There is literally no shortage of places to launch your kite on the Outer Banks. Simply finding a sandy soundfront beach or any stretch of ocean shoreline can serve as a starting point, and once in the water, there are literally miles of terrain to explore. The most known area is the Hatteras Island. There are countless locations for flat water and wave riding alongside seemingly endless downwinder terrain. It’s almost as if this place was custom designed for kiting. On the west side of the island you’ll find shallow flat water riding areas that are waist-deep for seven miles out and up to 60 miles north and south. It’s probably one of the best spots for beginners on earth and there’s also some solid wave riding just a short walk away on the east coast of the island.

Wind & Weather

The OBX are about the same latitude as morocco. In summer it is very warm and in winter the temperatures seldom fall below the freezing point. The island group is a year round revier. This is especially due to the southwest winds in summer and the northeast winds in winter. The best months for your Kitesurf Trip to OBX are April to October. Due to the coastal location and the gulf stream, the winds in this area are very consistent throughout the year.

Accommodations

The typical way to spend your holiday on the Outerbanks is to rent a house. Big hotels and resorts are the exception. In order to find the perfect holiday home, Obx has a large number of argentures. These convey the houses to visitors. It should be noted that different agencies are only responsible for a specific area on the island group. So first make decide the destination and then look for an agency. If you want to book via the internet you will also find a large selection of possible accommodations on pages like Airbnb or Homeaway.

Kiteschools & Kiteshops

In OBX there are many private kite instructors who grew up there and offer a 1 to 1 training. If you prefer to go to a Kiteschool and learn Kitesurfing with a partner, you will find a contact point in the Kitty Hawk Kiteboarding, Kite Club Hatteras and Real Kiteboarding. Depending on the school it will be trained either in 2-1 or 3-1 system. In addition, these schools also offer a shop where you can either by or borrow material.

Alternatives

As mentioned before OBX consists of hundreds of Kitespots. The sand coast stretches across the length of the entire island group. So every little bay is a potential Kitespot. Due to the location, there are also no non-kiteable wind directions. So just drive off and go to the water where you like it! Procedure is impossible.

Outside the water

You can go to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. There’s also jetskiing, SUP, kayak tours and sailing. Cape Hatteras lighthouse and Pea Island Wildlife Refuge provide some fun afternoons out. There’s also fishing, excellent surfing, go-karting, movie theatres, heaps of shopping opportunities and spas.

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