Outer Banks Surf Shops

Outer Banks surf shops are integral parts of beach shopping. For some folks, it doesn’t really feel like you’re at the beach until you’ve gone into a store that smells like surf wax, has clothes hanging up from floor to ceiling and racks of surfboards are scattered about the place. If you get to your vacation destination and realize you forgot any type of beach equipment at home, stop by a surf shop to take care of your needs. Outer Banks surf shops are some of the best places on the beach to find islander inspired clothes, swimwear, surfboards, skim boards, sunglasses, beach accessories and more. You can also find watersport equipment rentals and lessons offered through several surf stores. Some of the surf shops are parts of large franchises that you might recognize while others are family-owned and only local to the Outer Banks. So if you’re on the hunt for any type of beach gear, swing by an Outer Banks surf shop near you and get ready to catch some waves.  


Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Birthday Suits

Outer Banks Surf Shops
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear – in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here – the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear and mastectomy suits – but they also sell suits for... read more

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a... read more

Cavalier Surf Shop

Outer Banks Surf Shops
4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-7349

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation and is known for providing great customer service in sales and rentals. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They also offer private or group surfing lessons with a focus on safety and surfing etiquette. Lessons last 90 minutes and include your board. Lessons... read more

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation... read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Outer Banks Surf Shops
41056 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6160

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Some brand names you’ll find here include Billabong, Quiksilver, Volcom, Roxy, O’Neill, Rip Curl and RVCA, along with surfboards by Dewey Weber, Haydenshapes and Channel Island. If you need new sunglasses, Hatteras Island Boardsports has hundreds of styles from Costa, Oakley, Electric, Von Zipper and more.... read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Outer Banks Surf Shops
790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind to waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

Outer Banks Boarding Co.

Outer Banks Surf Shops
103 E. Morning View Place, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-1939

Outer Banks Boarding Co. is a boarder’s paradise with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a great selection of equipment for surfing, body-boarding, skate and skim-boarding. They rent surfboards of all kinds that are suitable for all skill levels – from the novice soft-top longboard to the board for the seasoned pro looking for the newest in surfboard technology. NSSIA-certified surf instruction and coaching is... read more

Outer Banks Boarding Co. is a boarder’s paradise with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and... read more

Ride the Wind Surf Shop

Outer Banks Surf Shops
486 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6311

Ride the Wind is a complete watersports center offering the gear you need for surfing and kayaking. The surf shop offers the island's best selection of swimwear, beach apparel and sunglasses for men and women in all the popular name brands. They also rent and sell surfboards, standup paddleboards and kayaks.