2018 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

The 2018 Cape Hatteras Wave Classic presented by Patagonia is a wave-focused kitesurfing event held September 15th–21st in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

September 15-21


This is an open event. Anyone is allowed to register and compete. The event will be divided into two divisions: Men's Open and Women's Open.

Registration fee is $100 and includes contest entry, Cape Hatteras Wave Classic event shirt, Welcome Dinner & Opening Party, Awards Dinner & Ceremony, and equal cash purse for men's and women's winners.

Register in person at REAL Watersports on Saturday, September 15th from 4pm to 6pm.


Riders will be scored based on the following.

Wave Riding (50%)

Tricks (25%)

Overall Impression (25%)

Competition Instructions

September Sessions

September is the perfect time of year to run the event. Our seasons start to change and riders are historically welcomed to Cape Hatteras with strong northeast wind and big swell.

Warm water, hollow barrels, epic wind, and pumping surf are just a few reasons why we love September.

Find out more about why September is our favorite time for kiting and surfing in the Outer Banks.

Cape Hatteras in September

2017 Highlight Video

Photo Gallery


Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible.