Home Blog 7 Days, 7 Villages: A Week on Hatteras Island: Waves Edition


Waves is the middle of the locally coined “Tri-Villages” on Hatteras Island. A quaint fishing village, the area has amassed a large kiteboarding following. We recommend touring the village of Waves on an optimal weather day as the plethora of outdoor explorations is endless!

9:15am: Head to REAL Watersports in Waves and setup a beginner’s kiteboarding lesson. Start with the Ground Control Lesson (currently offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-12) for true beginners or grab a 3 hour block with a semi-private coach for something a little more involved (currently offered daily at 10 and 2).

10:00am: Learn to shred like the kite boarders that come from all over the world to take advantage of the winds that Hatteras Island has to offer.

1:00pm: Your lesson is over and by now, you should be famished. Head across the street to the Waves Market Deli and grab a delicious lunch for the whole family and perhaps a bottle of wine for the adults if the occasion calls for it (those muscles might need a good loosening after the morning’s activities)

2:00pm: Enjoy the afternoon on Hatteras Island’s pristine beaches. Make the afternoon into an adventure all of your own. Grab some rentals from Hatteras Island Surf and Sail, get into the art of building sandcastles, fly that kite you bought in Rodanthe, read a book, take a nap or just hang out and enjoy the scenery. Breaking out the previously purchased bottle of wine is optional.

4:00pm: Head over to Dairy Queen and grab a frozen treat to cool off after a day of fun in the sun.

4:30pm: Take the opportunity to go back to your island castle and rest up, getting the family ready for a delicious dinner in Waves.

6:45pm: Stop by Board Wok South for some delectable island cuisine in a category all its own.

8:00pm: Once your tummy is filled with some authentic Tri-Village favorites, park the family on the sound side to take in an unforgettable Hatteras Island sunset. Don’t forget the camera!