Kiteboarding Hatteras, North Carolina is a full-on experience that won’t disappoint you. The lay-out of the Cape creates prime conditions for kitesurfers of all abilities that come to harness the power of the prevailing South Westerly wind. The Outer Banks is a large area where the water is smooth and shallow – an ideal place to learn and the perfect spot to practice your tricks. Here you will find miles and miles of waist deep water.
Stop into Kite Point which is a good place to check out when first in Cape Hatteras kiteboarding. There you will meet other kiters with useful information. Another launch is Salvo Day Launch. The water is shallow enough that you can touch the bottom and the shore is a slightly protected cove, which reduces some of the chop.
Kiteboarding Hatteras provides abundant options because there are plenty of shallow beds in the area. Another thing to do when on vacation here is to take advantage of the endless coast line to enjoy those awesome downwinders. Kite Point is a good place to either start an epic downwinder or finish one.
Kiteboarding Hatteras is best from April through November. Although there is wind during the winter but it’s much colder. In general, the temperatures vary in this part of the world. It can be as low as 11°C (50s F) at its coldest in the winter season. Wetsuits are required in the spring and fall and maybe even on a cool day in the summer – this is the Atlantic. Both summer water and air temperatures can be very nice at mid to high 20s C (80s F) so you just never know. Bring your kiteboarding gear, all your kites, boards and wetsuits because you’ll see a range of wind that is typical for the locations further from the equator.
Here's a cool documentary on Hatteras and the Outer Banks. Its a great overview of the locals kiting and the Hatteras setup with a bit of geography lesson. Take a look, it will give you a really good idea of the Hatteras area.
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