Outer Banks Surfing and Bodyboarding

With the strong winds and waves in the Outer Banks, it’s no wonder that the area is a surfer’s haven. You may be a professional surfer coming to the beach for a competition or a beginner whose interest has been piqued by the prospect of the sport. Whichever you are or even somewhere in between, Outer Banks surfing can be catered to fit the experience you have in mind. Surf shops populate the beach from Corolla through Ocracoke, and you can find bathing suits, surf company clothes, surfing accessories and surfboards available for rent or sale. Surf shops often feature surfboards from quality brands like Rusty, JS Industries and Victoria, so you can use the same equipment as the pros. Several of the surf shops and watersport adventure companies on the Outer Banks offer surfing lessons led by certified instructors. They can help you learn the basics if you’re a beginner or teach stunts to the advanced students. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for ESA events coming to the area where you can watch surfers compete at the national level. Check out the listing below to find out what Outer Banks surfing and bodyboarding has in store for you.


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

Cavalier Surf Shop

Outer Banks Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surf Co.

Outer Banks Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surfing & Bodyboarding
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 Surfing & Bodyboarding
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