More Kiting on the Outer Banks


The forecast for Sunday was cooler and breezy so I decided forgo the kayaking, load up the kites, and make a little day trip down to the Outer Banks.

I started off the morning on Jockey’s Ridge flying the Quantum.  With good wind and hardly another soul on the dunes, two hours went by in a flash.  I then slipped in to Kitty Hawk Kites to drop a little cash, grabbed a burger at “Five Guys”, and then headed south to my favorite big beach – the south side of Oregon Inlet just behind the old Life Saving Station.

Against my better judgment, I got out the HQ Beaver IV 5.0 for a little excitement.  After getting my butt dragged around for about 20 minutes, I packed it back up and switched to the smallest kite in my collection – the Prism Micron.  The wind stayed pretty brisk so I even flew the Snapshot 1.2 for a while.

The temperature was steadily dropping so I packed up and headed back to Jockey’s Ridge for one last session.  Unfortunately, the afternoon winds were dying down and they just weren’t quite enough for the Micron.  I didn’t have enough time to switch to the Quantum so I called it quits and enjoyed the beginning of the sunset before heading home.

Once again, another great day on the OBX!

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