Kiteflying is linked to a community, not just a shop. While we are glad to provide you with all the kites you can dream of, we also want to invite you to get involved in kiting at home!
Below you'll find two batches of links. The first are Kite Links and are excellent resources for more information about kites, where to join others, the theoretical principles of flight and sources for building your own ‘flying smile’. Then you'll find our Local Links, where we've included links to some of our favorite spots on the Outer Banks!
AKA American Kitefliers Association The home page for your source of ENDLESS kiting information.
Colorful Aircrafts – Kites An interesting source of general kite information recommended to us by one of our loyal customers – thanks Sadie!
Drachen Foundation An international community that includes countless kite related resources and educational tools
Fly Market Kitemaking Supplies An east coast source for parts and fabric for kite building as well as various items for similar hobbyists.
Goodwinds Another good source for parts and fabrics for simple repairs or complex kite building projects. Located on the west coast.
Kitebuilders Another source for parts and fabrics along with links to hundreds of public domain tried and true kite building plans.
Kitelife.com A great on-line source for all types of kiting information.
Sky Shark The source for all Sky Shark tubes. We stock them in-shop, but you can also go direct to the source!
Want to know the best place to fly a kite? How about where you can find some beautiful kite art pieces? Here you go.
Whalehead at Historic Corolla Take a tour of the historic hunt club built in the 20s by the Knight family on the grounds of the Currituck Heritage Park. If you promise not to mess with the osprey nests or get too close to the house itself, you’ll find some of the best background scenery for kite flying on the Outer Banks.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse Climb the 214 steps and look DOWN at the kite flyers at Currituck Heritage Park (don’t forget to wave to us across the street at Flying Smiles Kites)!
Outer Banks Wildlife Education Center Be sure the see the whale head at the entrance!
Dolphin Watch Gallery Artist gallery with a great variety of art works and we often feature kite pieces created by MaryKay and Denny Umberger.
Sunshine Family Pharmacy Finally! a full service pharmacy north of Kitty Hawk! Wonderful Pharmacist and Doctor on site to aid in the health and wellness of all customers – locals as well as visitors.
Soon we'll have pages linking to all of our great video content, but for now, we've got a visit from Drayton Callison, with Worlds Greatest Kiting. He shot this video in September 2020, and we had a great time showing him around! Check it out here: https://youtu.be/kWc87AONVPE