Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Kitty Hawk Kites

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


A Tale of Mermaids, Wild Horses and Wine

By Dave Holton
It’s probably not a stretch for you to imagine that you’re on the beach right now, slathered in sunscreen, with one eye on your kids playing in the surf and the other on a book. In fact, maybe that’s exactly where you are, right now … nice, right?  But maybe you’d like for your vacation to be more than just nice. To... Read More

Experience the Outer Banks Like Never Before

By Lexi Holian
Picture yourself on the shores of the Outer Banks (even if you’re here already). Sweeping visions of sea and sound are likely first to enter your mind, followed by memories in your favorite oceanfront family retreat. But what else do you see? For some, it’s the Colonial Spanish Mustangs of Corolla, magnificent and... Read More

Prepare for the Unexpected: Kitty Hawk Kites Adventures

By Lisa Loy
The word “adventure” holds different meanings for different people. Individuals that we are, what constitutes an exciting activity can range from the sight of dolphins playfully racing alongside your boat to an adrenaline junkie’s moment of truth kite boarding on air. Kitty Hawk Kites provides a broad spectrum of... Read More

Kite Culture

By Lisa Loy
What is The Kite Culture?Well, different people might have different answers to that question. We thought it would be fun to give you some insight and reflection from a few of the good people who have helped make Kitty Hawk Kites the huge success that it is today. Jonny Thompson: Master Pilot "I was doing carpentry... Read More

Gliders Flying Half-kegs!

By Lisa Loy
"THIS IS THE HAND OF THE MAN THAT SHOOK THE HAND OF ORVILLE WRIGHT,"Francis Rogallo said, back in 1997 upon meeting and shaking hands with a group of boys during the Rogallo Kite Festival in Nags Head.He wasn't kidding. After earning a degree in aeronautical engineering at Stanford University in 1935, Rogallo accepted... Read More