Celebrating 10 Years on the Forefront of Outer Banks Recreation

Celebrating 10 Years on the Forefront of Outer Banks Recreation

Kitty Hawk Kayak and Surf School is Celebrating 10 Years on the Forefront of Outer Banks Recreation

KIMG0164Wow!!! We can’t believe Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School has been in business for 10 years!!! It has been a privilege, a blessing and really darn fun serving Outer Banks locals and visitors alike for the last 10 years!! And with no signs of slowing down yet we plan on helping folks on the Outer Banks learn how to surf, kayak and stand up paddle for many more years to come. And with a decade in business, it has got us nostalgically looking back over the last 10 years at our business and the many 1sts we have experienced as leaders of recreation on the Outer Banks.

  • The first and only kayak outfitter on the Outer Banks to offer and require American Canoe and Kayak Certification for our guides. Today we offer more kayaking trip than any other outfitter on the Outer Banks.
  • The first surf school on the Outer Banks to obtain certification with the National Surf School and Instructor Association.
  • The Outer Banks’ first surf instructor certified by the National Surf School and Instructor Association.
  • The first surf school on the Outer Banks to offer Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons and tours. Today we offer and deliver more stand up paddleboard tours on the Outer Banks than any other outfitter on the beach in four locations from Duck to Avon.
  • The first surf school to offer a full 5 day surf camp for locals and visitors incorporating surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surf board factory visits and coastal education.
  • We are the only outfitter on the Outer Banks pledging 1% of our gross receipts to local and international environmental stewardship programs through 1 Percent for the Planet. To date we have contributed almost $20,000 to programs that help conserve and protect our oceans, rainforests and coastlines.
  • The first outfitter on the Outer Banks to offer guided kayak tours and stand up paddle trips at night to observe bioluminescent bacteria glowing in the water.KIMG0141

For 10 years we have always taken the safety of our customers very seriously, and we are committed to the sound training and safe protocols that we employ to make sure your trip or lesson with us is safe, fun and educational. We will continue to keep your families’ safety our top priority while continuing to offer more first class recreational activities in the incredible environment that is the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. Thanks for surfing, kayaking, renting and stand up paddling with us, and see you on the water!!

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Herman Hall and Heather MacLean,

Owners Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Corolla Surf Camp

Surf Kayak & SUP Adventure Camp - Sanderling

Corolla Surf Camp is Corolla – Radical:

Learn to surf, Kayak & SUP over 3 days. This camp is most accessible for visitors staying in Corolla, Duck or Carova. Corolla Surf Camp is the Corolla Contingency of Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School. Now we are combing our kayak, surf & SUP radness into a unique 3 day summer camp experience on the Outer Banks.
Experienced, professional and certified staff will assure that your tour or lesson is safe, informative and fun. Kayaking, surfing and SUPing in the Outer Banks is a must do for any visitor or local alike. Contact us today and let us get you on the water! 

Corolla Surf Camp Itinerary

The Corolla Surf Camp will be offered either from 9 – 12, or 12 – 3 PM depending on the tides on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays every week all summer long. Daily activities are as follows:

  • Daily Surf Instruction
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
  • Kayaking Lesson
  • Final Team Surf Contest
  • Ocean Education and Rip Current Awareness Instruction
  • More fun in the sun than one can handle

This camp will take place at the Corolla/Duck line at the Sanderling Resort & Spa, 1461 Duck Road, Duck, North Carolina.

OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race

OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race

The 2017 BREWATHLON IS CANCELED. SADLY WE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS TO RUN THIS YEAR. WE WILL TRY AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

The 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race

Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, in conjunction with Kitty Hawk Kites and Brewtag is proud to announce the 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race on October 28th at 9 AM!!!

2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Specifications 

The race will include most of the adventure and leisure activities that the Outer Banks is known for:

  • Kayaking
  • Running
  • Corn hole
  • Standup Paddle boarding

Each physical activity will be followed directly after with a recreational, traditional beer drinking game to keep it low stakes, fun and unique. The race can be split up as a team event/relay or a one many show “Ironman” entrance.

Individual and Team Events

There will be 3 heats for the Brewathlon Adventure Race: male, female and relay. All heats will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher accolades for the Brewathlon Adventure Race by their completions times of the event. Relay teams will consist of three members: 1 kayaker, 1 SUPer and 1 runner. Relay teams can be coed, and may include guys and girls.

Date:                       October 28th , 2017 Saturday

Preregistration:      http://tinyurl.com/obxbrewathalon

Registration:           9 AM, Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, 6150 North Croatan HWY, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Start Time:              10 AM

Entry Fee:               $59.00/participant includes event tee shirt, $159 for a 3 person relay team includes event tee shirt.

2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Course

  1. The race will begin at Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf with the stand up paddleboard leg of the race. Participants will head north on a 1 mile loop head onto Jean Guite Creek.
  2. Participants will have to score 5 points in the corn hole toss before launching their kayaks for the kayaking portion of the race.
  3. After scoring 5 points in the corn hole toss, participants will then launch their kayaks and paddle 2 miles south through the Kitty Hawk Woods Maritime Forest Preserve towards the Kitty Hawk Boat Launch on Bob Perry Road.
  4. Participants will then exit their kayaks and run 2.5 miles back north along Bob Perry Road and Woods Road bike path to finish the race at Sandy Run Park off Woods Road in Kitty Hawk.

Download the specs sheet here: 2017 OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race Race Specs

OBX Brewtag Beer Tickets

Purchase your OBX Brewtag Beer Tickets as part of the OBX Brewathlon Adventure Race and save $5 off the beer card!!! What a score?!?!?!?!

The Beer Card entitles you to a souvenier cup and 4 beers from over 12 different local and national breweries!! Confirmed breweries so far are:

And more breweries are being confirmed every day!!

2015 Brewathlon Video

Junior Lifeguard Camps on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Junior Lifeguard Camps on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

The dates are set for the 2019 Junior Lifeguard Camp in coordination with Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School and the Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Squad. This was such a success last year that we are adding more dates to accommodate demand. Junior Lifeguard Camps on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a great opportunity for young people to find out what it takes to be a lifeguard in the Outer Banks, and start padding their resumes for a future job.

Who: Ages:9-14

When:

  • June 17th – 21st
  • July 8th – 12th
  • July 15th – 19th
  • July 29th – August 2nd

Where: Kill Devil Hills Bath house, 103 S. Virginia Dare Trail

Time: 10:00 am – 4 pm

Cost: $235.00

Instructors: Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Lifeguards

Details:  This weeklong Junior Lifeguard Camp camp will emphasize education, first aid and ocean safety.  Activities will include daily physical training, running and swimming, marine environmental education and board sports with Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School.  All participants must possess basic ocean swimming skills and be comfortable in the ocean environment.  Learn the ins and outs and see what it takes to be an ocean lifeguard this summer with trained Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Lifeguards. Sessions will be limited to the first 12 participants per session.

 Jr Lifeguard Video