Island News- May

Island News- May


So spring is here!  For us, that means the arrival of warmer winds.  Being kiteboarders, this brings us smiles and an increased appreciation for where we live.  This also brings lots of visitors to our little sliver of heaven and helps kick off the tourist season.  Many of the license plates come from across the border to the north, meaning their pilgrimage started over fifteen hours and -20 degrees ago, and we are happy to see them visiting our village.  Coming up soon is the largest Kiteboarding event in North America: The Triple S.  You can find out all the info here-

Above is a little shot from one of our sessions at our favorite secret spot…



With the warmer weather, we are also seeing more fish, and the season is starting off with a bang.  The boats are bringing in some good stuff and we have seen the arrival of the big ones.  Reports of Blue Marlin and Sailfish are mixed in with Yellowfin and Blackfin.  We also have seen a few Grouper and Triggers hit the dock.  On the beach it’s been a bit slow, but Drum have been seen so that’s a great sign.  When you are packing the bags for your vacation, don’t forget the rods.  If you are game for the real stuff, book a charter trip so you can land the fish you will tell stories about for years to come!

The 19th annual Offshore Open starts May 15th.  There is still time to book a boat, so hurry up before they are all filled.  Info can be found here:



Kicking off May was the 1st Annual Story Telling Festival in Hatteras Village.  It was a huge success, with over 200 attendees.  The crowds laughed and cheered each day, celebrating one of the oldest forms of history sharing.  They have already started planning next year’s event, so keep your eye out for updates.

May 15th – 18th is the Off Shore Open in Hatteras Village.  It is the 19th year of this event and has been added to the list of Governors Cup Tournaments, making it a premier stop for anglers from around the country.  Swing by the shop in the afternoon to grab a drink before walking the dock to see the days catch.  Good chance you will see a fish bigger than you…


Mugs In May

We are running our “Mugs in May” special for Memorial Day weekend.  That means that all of our ceramic mugs in house or on our website will be marked down $5.  This deal lasts 3 days so don’t wait because they won’t last!  Shop here and use code MUGSINMAY at checkout:


Lastly, Jackson and Haddie enjoying the water on these beautiful beach days: