You've likely heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the adventurous brothers who are credited with piloting the first powered flight. On Dec. 17, 1903, the pair made history when they launched their plane from a large sand dune located in Kill Devil Hills a spot that is now the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Numerous public beach accesses, the Avalon Fishing Pier and a host of opportunities to rent everything from kayaks to surfboards make for great daytime adventures, and the area also has some of the best nightlife on the OBX. Kill Devil Hills has also been voted one of the Best Surf Towns in America by Surfer magazine. The unique position and location of our barrier island allows swells to make it all the way to shore instead of breaking further out in the ocean. Favorable winds and offshore storm activity also contribute to the supreme conditions.