Founded in 1974 on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly for over 40 years, with locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. Kitty Hawk Kites is one of the largest retailer of kites in the United States, offering everything from single-line kites for kids to advanced stunt kites for experienced fliers. In addition, Kitty Hawk Kites offers the largest selection of toys, flags, and wind art that you won’t find anywhere else on the Outer Banks, as well as a leading selection of quality resort apparel, footwear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses, gifts, adventure gear and more.
Kitty Hawk Kites is also the largest hang gliding school in the world, having taught more than 400,000 students since 1974 at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. In addition to hang gliding, Kitty Hawk Kites offers more than 20 other outdoor activities, ranging from kayaking, paddleboarding, kiteboarding, paragliding, and parasailing to surf lessons, jet skis, sunset sails, dolphin tours, and wild horse tours – truly the Outer Banks’ leader in adventure and recreation.