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About Kite Hatteras
KITE HATTERAS offers the most efficient form of teaching on the East Coast. Ty Luckett’s custom kite boat offers safe and dry comfort as well as launching from the boat with all the equipment you need for any conditions. You will be on the water quickly with kites that are already rigged and a compressor to inflate them. More time for you to learn! Kite Hatteras specializes in PERSONAL ATTENTION Our camps have no more than 2 students (unless requested for a family or friends) With a certified boat captain, the latest Cabrinha kites and equipment and a boat that is specifically designed for use as a kite boarding instruction tool, Kite Hatteras offers a lesson program that is unlike any other. Kite Hatteras is the only company that offers "The Tower”, which provides instruction even in no wind conditions! Focusing entirely on board skills, "The Tower" pulls you out of the water at a 45 degree angle just as the kite will - allowing you to become comfortable with edging and proper foot pressure which are necessities for kiteboarding success. ABOUT TY Ty has been involved in the USA kitesurfing industry since its inception. Long before most of us had ever heard of kitesurfing, he mastered this new and exciting sport in April of 1998. He also has over twenty years of windsurfing experience. Ty was one of the first kiteboarding instructors in the country. While sponsored by "F-One Kites", he began "Grab High", a kiteboarding school based in Hatteras. For years, he taught lessons all over the USA. Ty was the head instructor at Kiteboarding Hatteras, a flight instructor with a commercial pilot's license and is a sponsored rider for Cabrinha. Ty has been featured in videos like "Air Sickness", "Pure North", "Pistol River Wave Bash", and "Kooks of Hazard." He continues to be one of most well respected local kitesurfers and continues to push himself to the next level. He offers top quality lessons with the highest level of professionalism and safety.
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Hatteras, Hatteras Island, NC
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

My father (62) and I (28) traveled from Argentina to Cape Hatteras with the goal of improving our kiting skills. We were both "beginners" (i.e. falling now and then when launching and not being able at all to ride upwind) and were very hesitant as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariano P
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Learning how to kite surf with Ty this summer was great! The way he teaches makes it very simple to learn and it allowed us to assimilate each step before moving forward. I recommend to anyone in the area!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmmanuelleL545
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Started kiting 3 yrs ago at age 58 and took a few land-based lessons to get the basics, but had trouble getting the hang of the initial pop-up to start riding. So frustrating dealing with the kite at our local beach with severe gusty conditions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank oladulce
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Nothing but positive and fantastic instruction. My 13 yr old daughter has been interested in kiting for some time - like the good kiter dad I am - have been helping her with the trainer kite and body dragging, but she wasn't comfortable with being...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Ty is a phenomenal instructor and one of the pioneers of the sport. Kiteboarding is an extreme sport that deserves your full respect and attention. If you are going to learn to do it right, invest in a quality instructor like Ty. I had never...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jake R
Reviewed June 12, 2018

If learning to kite board is on your to do list...go straight to TY at KITE HATTERAS. My husband and I are almost 60 and decided we wanted to learn this sport after seeing it on our travels around the world. We began lessons in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janice E
Reviewed May 24, 2018

If you want to learn to kiteboard, but are nervous about trying, Ty is the person to work with. Further, if you want to learn most efficiently and effectively from a demonstrated expert then you are also at the right place. I've spent 2 years...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank thurmanjustice
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This was my second lesson with Ty. Ty keeps it simple and talked me through the steps calmly. Repeatedly he retrieved my board and gave encouraging advice for the next try. Transitions were explained for us both with his helpful little diorama and also in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SMP_and_DMP
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Ty Luckett is an incredible kite boarding instructor and great guy. He has worked with my son from beginner to solo rider. Kite Hatteras's boat/kite set up is excellent. I would recommend Ty to all friends and family.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jeff J
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Ty is by far the best instructor I've ever worked with. He is incredibly skilled, patient and guides you the entire way. Last July I did a 3 day series of lessons. We started with board skills using the boom that hangs off the side...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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