Kiteboarding Vacations on Hatteras Island


Cape Hatteras is known around the world as the land of the kiteboarding downwinders. Seventy miles of unlimited access to the water, both soundside and Oceanside, allow riders to pick and choose their perfect-length run. Come harness the power of the prevailing southwesterly wind!

The sport has exploded on the local beach scene, and thousands of visitors from America, Canada, and around the world flock to this little stretch of North Carolina beach for the best kiteboarding conditions in the country. With consistent wind conditions and accommodations right on the water, it’s no surprise that so many kiters choose Hatteras Island as their top kiteboarding destination.

Launch Sites


The Canadian Hole
A Hatteras favorite, halfway between Avon & Buxton.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Turnouts
Just north of Avon, there are 3 soundside beaches that are great places to set up for the day and kite in shallow, friendly waters. This is a great place to bring your family.

South of Frisco, there is a parking lot on the soundside and a small access path to the water.



Ego Beach
Park at the Canadian Hole and walk across the street to the Ocean. This is a great place if you do not have a 4-wheel drive vehicle or a ORV Beach Driving Permit.

The Lighthouse
Enter the CAHA National Park and turn left into the "Old Lighthouse" parking lot. Beware, the waves here can get pretty heavy and make sure you know where the Jetty is.

The Cove
A rare occurrence, but heavenly when conditions are just right.

The Southside
Typically the Bath Houses or Isabelle's (ocean-launch).

Ferry Docks
Way down in Hatteras, park at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum or continue down the beach road if you have 4WD and permit.

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Need some new gear? Kiteboarding Kites, Boards, Gear, Videos and Complete Kiteboarding Packages. These retail shops have large selections of Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing Equipment and Packages as well as Kiteboarding Trainer Kites and Accessories. If you are just starting out in the sport or already a pro, let them hook you up with the newest gear.


Want to give kiteboarding a try? The waters of the Pamlico Sound offer a great learning location for beginners with shallow waters and plenty of room. There are a number of great instructors on the Island that are professional and can help make the most of your kiting experience.

Wind Facts

Best Winds:
Wind Conditions:
Water Temp:
Water Type:
15-35 knots
Boardshorts/bikini to Full wetsuit
Flat water to Waves
All weather — Cool to Hot


Give us a call at 1-800-428-8372, and let us help make your group getaway easy and memorable. We have pricing tailored to multi-home rentals, meeting space available, FREE access to Club Hatteras and local area deals with Hatteras PERKS. Rates starting at $500!

Homes with Waterfront Access
These lists of homes provide you with the most elite locations for a private sailing experience. From Oceanfront to Soundfront, these homes can offer truly unique accomodations while keeping you close to the water. With homes in all 3 villages and over 560 properties we will surely have something to fit your needs and your budget while still offering a prime location for relaxation after a long day on the water.


Larger Groups & Clubs
Do you have a large group or club that travels together to enjoy kiting together? We have a number of homes that are close in proximity to one another and still in prime locations for your sport.