Enjoy some of the best kitesurfing in the US during Outer Banks kiteboarding holidays to Cape Hatteras Northern Carolina. The Outer Banks appear in many top 10 kitesurfing spots in the US and often top of the list, making it the undisputed east coast US kitesurf capital.
Outer Banks kiteboarding holidays
Best wind: Late February-November
Pros: Waves and perfect flat-water, remote, classic beaches.
Cons: Not much nightlife.
Outer Banks is a barrier island chain known off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. This remote and tranquil area of the United States is kitesurfing heaven and easily the east coast US kitesurf capital and possible the best spot in the whole of the US.
The water temperature is very pleasant from May-September when no wetsuit is needed. There is wave-riding in the Atlantic Ocean and slick flat-water riding on the inside of the barrier islands. In the fall, this place can provide insane wide riding conditions during a hurricane swell.
What makes Outer Banks kiteboarding holidays so good is the angle of the islands changes drastically as you move north to south. This offers a greater variety of wind angles in relation to the surf for wave riders, and a launch suitable for beginners no matter what way the wind blows.
East coast US kitesurf capital
The Outer Banks are home to some very impressive kiteboarding schools so it is one of the best places to learn in the US. Furthermore, it hosts the world famous Triple S competition so if it is good enough for the pros it is good enough for a holiday.
With steady and consistent winds, a decent climate and both flat water inside the banks and wave conditions feeling the brunt of the Atlantic Ocean, its no wonder this is the capital of the east coast kitesurfing scene in the US.
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