The Outer Banks of North Carolina await you...
Come ride with us!
Confirmed dates: April 7 - 14, 2013
7 days and nights of lodging from $600 per room in a huge house with a private beach!
PLUS- includes the use of new demo gear we'll have along.
Want to get started kiteboarding or improve your skills?
Prebook a 4 hours of Lessons for just $199!
More details below...
MACkite is pleased to announce openings for our April kiteboarding vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. If you are interested in learning how to kiteboard, just up and riding, or ripping it up, this trip is for you. The Pamilico Sound is a large shallow body of water that separates the mainland from the Outer Banks. With average wind speeds of 15-25 mph and waist deep water, this is a great place to learn. The water is warm, the bottom is shallow, the surface is smooth, and the view is spectacular.
Speaking of spectacular views, the Outer Banks are the #1 tourist destination along the North Carolina Shoreline. The narrow sandbar islands offer breathtaking ocean views, warm water, a relaxed atmosphere, clear skies, and wind.
What is awaiting you.
A great time learning to kiteboard in a fantastic location. We have been making the trip to the Outer Banks for 10 years now and always have a great time. This year we will offer loads of new 2013 Cabrinha, Best, North, and Liquid Force kites and boards to test ride. Be ready to work hard all day and relax in a beautiful home by the water at night.
Why the Outer Banks?
Ideal learning conditions. Plenty of wind, beautiful scenery, and flat shallow water so you don't need to worry about losing your board.
Why come with MACkite?
Our philosophy is simple; we introduce our students to the sport of kiteboarding in the safest manner possible, while also making the student part of the Midwest kiteboarding community. We do this by introducing you to some of the local pioneers of the sport, people who are likely to become some of your best friends, and who are always willing to help you out. Supporting that community is our number one concern, and part of that support is to offer inexpensive kiteboarding trips to premier locations in comfortable housing while providing a relaxed and professional atmosphere to improve your kiteboarding skills. Although this is an individual sport, it is best enjoyed and safest with a group of great people who take care of one another on and off the water. See what one new kiteboarder had to say about his trip to Hatteras with us:
I was reflecting the other day about our trip to Hatteras in the spring. In hindsight, that was without a doubt, the best possible way to learn to kiteboard and to get plugged in to the local kiteboarding scene. The 2 day lesson with Matt and a full week of riding in a controlled / supervised environment was priceless. The shallow water definitely shortened the learning curve but the best part was the fantastic group of riders that were there (you included). It was great to meet so many different riders from all over, many of whom I've seen and ridden with throughout the summer. Their generosity in sharing their knowledge and encouragement blew me away. I was able to return home with a good foundation of skills to build upon. I cringe to think where I would still be if I tried to figure it all out by myself. It's not often these days when we can honestly say something far exceeded our expectations....but that is truly how I feel about the Hatteras trip. I had a great time, learned to kiteboard, and formed some wonderful friendships. Thanks for arranging trips like these and for everything you've done for me.
Pre-Booked - $199
You get 4 hours of lessons, PLUS use of our
kiteboarding school gear featuring new 2012 gear we will have with us.
On the Spot - $199
Add 3 hours of lessons while you're down there.
Private Lessons - $100/hr
Get exactly the instruction you need as your lesson is tailored to your personal skill level.
2013 Demo Gear that will be available
- Cabrinha Drifter 11m
- Cabrinha Vector 11m, 14m
- Cabrinha Switchblade 12m, 16m
- Cabrinha Crossbow 13mm 18m
- Liquid Force Envy 9m, 12m, 15m
- Liquid Force NRG 10m
- Best Kahoona V4 11.5m
- North Rebel 9m, 12m
- and much more!
How to get there.
Many people from the Midwest drive to the Outer Banks. The trip is about 15 hours from Detroit and 17 hours from Chicago. Otherwise you will want to fly into Norfolk, Virginia. It is about a 3 hour drive from there.
2012 House Amenities
- 8 full and 2 half baths, Jacuzzi, hot tub
- 11 LCD TV's, 2 big screen TV's, 3 DVD/VCR, video game ready, stereo with CD
- 2-D/W, 2W/D, 2-Microwaves, 2-Refrigerators, Commercial Icemaker
- 18 seat theater room
- Exercise room
- Baby equipped
- Linens provided
- 10 bdrm K/K/K/K/K/K/Q/2D/2Pyr/2Pyr
- Gas fireplace
- High-speed wireless Internet access
- Game room w/ pool table, wet bar
- Handicapped accessible, all floor elevator
- Less than 100' from soundfront beach