Thursday, September 3, 2015

Outer Banks Kitesurfing: Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

Kitesurfing is an extreme sport that has been gaining in popularity over the years. It combines aspects of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and gymnastic tricks all into one incredible, adrenaline-pumping sport. The Outer Banks has been affectionately called the “Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing Capital of the East Coast” so it is no surprise that it is the venue for the Cape Hatteras Wave Classic happening September 19-25, 2015.

One aspect of kitesurfing that has grown to become very popular is surf-style and the rolling ocean waves, consistent winds, ideal water temperature, and gorgeous weather makes Cape Hatteras, NC the perfect spot for this sporting event. The wave classic is an open competition so anyone is able to compete
for top bragging rights and prizes. The registration fee of $100 provides event shirt, a welcome dinner and party, awards dinner and party, and prize money purse. There will be a wide range of talented athletes competing and the judging criteria is 50% wave riding, 25% tricks, and 25% overall impression. Presented by Patagonia, this event is one you don’t want to miss whether you are a kite surfer or someone who loves to watch. Click here for an event teaser.

The Outer Banks is truly an outdoor paradise and in addition to riding the waves with your kite board you can try stand up paddle boarding, fishing, and beach life. A trip into town brings a host of dining and shopping options too—endless things to do and the perfect spot to vacation. Book a room for this wave classic or for a beautiful, relaxing fall getaway.

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