Kitty Hawk kiteboarding has not only a first class school! but A#1 facilities, equipment, and instructors! In the water, you are able to stand up at least a mile off shore on a sandy bottom. The kite set us area has pressurized pumps, a large short grass area with in the ground tethers, and also a beach launch area. The instructors are very patient and take you at the level you come with.. I felt that after 5 months of no kiteboarding that I would have to relearn a lot. My instructor had me up and riding within 1/2 hour! I was able to try several different kites and boards also. They offer private lessons as well as supervision (they come rescue you after you have been sailing downwind and bring you back on a jet ski). I now know how to use a jet ski too!
There is also an amazing 3BR, 3BA condo facility adjacent to the center that is worth a stay!