Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding

One activity on the Outer Banks with fast-growing popularity is standup paddleboarding (SUP). In keeping with the trend, most of the beach’s surf shops and watersport rental companies are offering equipment and more so that you too can enjoy Outer Banks standup paddleboarding. If you want to test paddleboarding without making a commitment, watersports rental companies rent paddleboards and other equipment for the day. Some also rent their gear on a weekly basis, so you can enjoy the activity for the length of your vacation. Paddleboards are available for purchase at several surf shops if you, upon trying it, decide it’s where your new passion lies. You may elect to take a paddleboard lesson taught by experienced instructors so that you can learn all of the basics and techniques or just improve your existing skill set. Some watersports adventure businesses use this fun sport to take you sightseeing through the sound, and you’ll get excellent picture opportunities with the travel method. Check out the listings below to see where you can try Outer Banks standup paddleboarding during your vacation.


Outer Banks Things To Do by Area

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

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Causeway Watersports

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
7649 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-8875

Whether you enjoy the thrill of parasailing, the excitement of a Waverunner or a quieter dolphin tour, it's waiting for you at Causeway Watersports. This adventure mecca is on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway (look for the 30-foot observation tower near Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe). They offer Jet Ski rentals too. Starting in 2019, they're offering pontoon boat rentals, as well as tubing, kayaking and paddle... read more

Whether you enjoy the thrill of parasailing, the excitement of a Waverunner or a quieter... read more

Cavalier Surf Shop

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
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 Standup Paddleboarding
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

Island Cycles & Sports

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
41074 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-4336

Cyclists will appreciate this full-service, family-owned bike shop that sells and rents bikes for the whole family, delivers rentals to your location, services and repairs cycles and sells cycling gear. Experienced mechanics do all repairs. Island Cycles is also in the watersports business, renting kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, skimboards, pedal boats and other fun stuff for the beach. In their shop they have summer... read more

Cyclists will appreciate this full-service, family-owned bike shop that sells and rents bikes for the... read more

Just For the Beach Rentals

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
501 Old Stoney Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9388
1177 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 299-5854
1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Landing, Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
Community Square, 270 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites Whalebone Watersports

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
7517 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites' Whalebone Watersports location offers dolphin-watch tours, kite boarding, Jet ski rentals and standup paddleboard rentals – some of the most sought-after Outer Banks activities. In addition, kayak eco-tours and rentals are available, including a moonlight and bioluminescence tour. If you’ve never seen these glowing organisms, you owe yourself this experience!

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
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

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
1194 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride the waves, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. And though... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

Ride The Wind Recreational Activities

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
486 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6311

Ride the Wind is one of the most popular places on Ocracoke to get you in touch with the beauty and fun that surrounds you on this magic little island. They provide a myriad of classes and adventures: guided kayak ecotours and rentals, surf camps, surf lessons and SUP Yoga. The guided sunrise, midday, sunset and full moon kayak ecotours accommodate up to 10 people and... read more

Ride the Wind is one of the most popular places on Ocracoke to get you... read more

Sunset Watersports

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
1264 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-1839

Sunset Watersports rents Waverunners, pontoon boats, kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs) and center console boats and offers parasailing. It’s located behind Sunset Grille and Raw Bar at the gazebo at the end of their nice pier. Join them for a sunset cruise on one of their spacious pontoon boats. Sunset Watersports is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in season.

Waves Village Watersports Resort

Outer Banks Standup Paddleboarding
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Nine luxury soundfront condominiums await travelers at Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe. Kiteboarders and watersports enthusiasts will find this to be an ideal Outer Banks accommodation, but even if watersports aren’t your thing, the condos at Waves Village are some of the finest, upscale accommodations on northern Hatteras Island. Each 1,600-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath condominium offers a private balcony with a hot tub and stunning... read more

Nine luxury soundfront condominiums await travelers at Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe. Kiteboarders and... read more