Learn to Kiteboard Quickly, Comfortably, and Safely with Cape Hatteras Kiteboarding
Cape Hatteras Kiteboarding can take you from daydreaming about
kiteboarding to making your first ½ mile ride; quickly,
comfortably, and safely; and usually in about two days.
Check out our kiteboarding lessons and camps and call Captain Billy
Stark to save your spot on the 2013 Kiteboarding Schedule. NO deposit or prepayment required.
You can Learn to Kiteboard QUICKER using an Efficient
You can progress quickly in 3-5 hours of kiteboard lessons if the training method
is efficient and well managed, allowing you to spend more time training, in
the water with the kite, and less time going back and forth to shore
to take breaks or hassle with equipment.
We teach from a 25' Carolina Skiff and all the kiteboarding equipment you will need is stowed on board and
ready to use in minutes. If the wind speed changes more than a few miles per hour (and it
probably will) or we feel your experience level/body
weight requires different equipment we swap it out on the spot, in minutes!
Kites, boards, and harnesses. We waste none of your time taking trips back and
forth to the shore/shop for the right equipment so you have more time on the water learning how
Don’t waste your valuable lesson time manually pumping kites and rigging lines. All our kites are prerigged and we have on-board air compressors. We can put the right sized kite for you in the air in minutes.
Body dragging is an important skill but too much body dragging will wear you out and cut your lesson short.
Whenever you’re faced with a long body drag we retrieve your board for you.
This conserves your training time and more importantly your energy - so your able to complete your full lesson.
You can Learn to Kiteboard COMFORTABLY in our 25' Carolina
Skiff Custom Outfitted for Kiteboard Lessons
All camps and lessons come with full boat support – a 25’ Carolina
Skiff – customized for kiteboarding instruction and comfort. Some comforts are necessary
and some just make for a better kiteboarding experience. When you’re out on the
water for 3-5 hours at a time, both are important.
- You can take a break anytime you wish, right where you are
kiteboarding. Land your kite and hop in the boat, sit down (on padded seats
with backrests), dry off, rest, and recharge. No 15-30 minute round trips back to
shore to rest means more training time for you.
- We provide dry boxes for your personal stuff, food
and snacks, water, dry clothes, mobile phone, etc. – whatever you need to be comfortable
out on the water for a few hours at a time.
- There is room for your spouse or friend(s) to accompany you and
share the experience, take pictures, or shoot a video. Speaking
of pictures, you’ll appreciate the close up pictures you can take from the skiff
much more than the pictures taken from shore over ¼ mile away.
- There is plenty of room for your cooler weather gear in
the Spring and Fall when the water and air temps are cooler. Windbreakers,
wetsuits, jackets – everything required to keep warm when your in the water and
just as important when you’re out of the water. You need a fleece and windbreaker
when you’re wet and out of the water or the wind will draw your body heat out quickly
and you will get too cold to continue your session.
Your can Learn to Kiteboard SAFELY With a Licensed and Insured
U.S. Coast Guard Captain
Open water sports and kiteboarding require certain safety precautions
that begin with the experience level and maturity of your kiteboarding instructor,
a safe location to learn, to the equipment you learn on:
Your kiteboarding instructor, Captain Billy Stark, is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain
with over 30 years experience in open water sports/activities and action sports
– boating, windsurfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, and ski instruction.
Captain Billy Stark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sport of
kiteboarding in Cape Hatteras with his safety mindedness, enthusiasm for teaching,
and commitment to your kiteboarding success.
You'll learn AWAY from the shore in the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound;
away from the shoreline; away from downwind obstacles; and away from other water
activities, where you can focus on flying the kite and riding the kiteboard away
from unnecessary obstacles and distractions. There's nothing worse that ending a ride prematurely because your
getting too close to the shore or other kiters.
You'll learn to kiteboarding using AirRush kites - easy to use, have excellent
safety systems and depower, and one of the easiest kites on the market
to re-launch from the water, making them well suited for beginning kiteboarders.
Cape Hatteras Kiteboarding Lessons, Camps, and Rates
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"I just want to thank Captain Billy Stark for my intro to kiteboarding"
Safety was my first concern. Being 56 and packing at least an extra 20 pounds –
I was nervous about getting beat up or even worse - hurt. My fears where calmed
by the “learn kiteboarding from the boat in shallow water method” used by Captain
Lots of time to learn how to fly the kite SAFELY, body drag, ride a kiteboard, and
this all happens while being able to stand up in waist deep water.
Safety Bonus – the kiteboarding lessons are way away from the beach and away from distractions,
like other kiteboarders and windsurfers (and laughing friends and family).
I think the best thing is having Billy following along in his big Carolina Skiff
to help when you crash and explain why and how to avoid doing it again. Even better
was having a great security blanket - I really liked knowing Captain Billy was there
to help if I really blew it. Safety first, learning and fun second, was a great
introduction to my new sport.
I would advise anyone wanting to learn kiteboarding that you MUST take an INTRODUCTION
LESSON to avoid being a statistic. Kiteboarding is easier to learn than windsurfing
but you need to learn SAFETY from a PRO to be safe and Captain Billy is the man!
Thanks Captain Billy
Paul Abare / Minnesott Beach, NC