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Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

On the Outer Banks, there are lots of activities to enjoy that range from water-sports, cruising around the area and just enjoying the beach life. You might want to partake in all of these activities but wonder how could you paddle around in the sound, for example, without a kayak. There’s a simple solution to this quandary, and it’s Outer Banks equipment rental stores. Surf companies throughout the Outer Banks don’t just sell all of their gear – many offer rental deals where you can find paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, skimboards, wet-suits, fishing gear, life jackets and other water-sport supplies. If you’re considering buying any of this equipment, rentals are a great way to test different models and designs to find what works best before you make the purchase. Other Outer Banks equipment rental stores offer bikes, motorcycles or golf carts for a different way to get around that enhances your Outer Banks experience. Check out the listings of Outer Banks equipment rental stores below to discover what to rent and where.

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Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

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 are a great way to get started in surfing or an opportunity for more experienced surfers to hone specific skills. Bike, beach chair, umbrella and stand up paddleboard rentals are available as well as well as for purchase. In the shop you’ll find lots of surf and sports clothing, sunglasses, sandals, brand and logo stickers and accessories for boys, men and women.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

1070 Ocean Trail, Corolla

(252) 453-9500

603 Currituck Drive, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla

(252) 453-9690

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to sharing his fishing knowledge. Everyone who comes through the door of this Outer Banks shop gets fishing instruction. This full-service tackle store sells every major brand of tackle for fresh and salt water plus gear, fresh bait, crabbing supplies, ice and more. The advice is free. Corolla Bait and Tackle rents rods, reels and crab pots. Surf fishing classes are offered as well. See Outer Banks Charter Fishing Adventures for Corolla Bait and Tackle's guided fishing opportunities.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

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. They also feature a great selection of Cape Hatteras t-shirts and gifts. Their shop rents kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards, body boards, skim boards and wetsuits, and delivery is available. They offer group or private surfing lessons too. They’re located across the street from the Koru Beach Klub and the Avon Pier right on N.C. Highway 12.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla

(252) 453-8845

819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla

(252) 453-3685

(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 such as flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find a wide selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Hey Dude, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses and more. Kitty Hawk Kites also offers a number of adventure activities including hang gliding, kayak and SUP tours, lessons and rentals, dolphin tours, tours to and of various Outer Banks locations, parasailing, Jet skis, fishing tournaments and more. At Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe, you can learn kiteboarding; buy and rent kiteboarding gear; rent a kayak, surfboard or standup paddleboard or climb the adventure tower/ropes course.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla

(252) 453-2440

1194 Duck Road, Duck

(252) 261-4346

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 you’ll need your car from time to time to get to the grocery store or between shopping centers, a lot of the time you can just ditch the car and pedal everywhere you go, explore the area with one of their new electric bikes or better yet rent a four- to six-seat electric LSV golf cart! With a max speed of 25 miles per hour, these gas-free cruisers are an ultra-convenient way to maneuver around town on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Ocean Atlantic Rentals rents single-speed beach cruisers, kids’ and BMX bikes, Kiddie Kart trailers and trikes for the little ones, plus you can get helmets and gear for the entire family. As of 2019, Ocean Atlantic Rentals rents RAD brand electric bikes and step thru models for half- and full-day rentals. These bikes can go 25-45 miles on a single charge and feature pedal assist or full throttle cruising. They also have a headlight and taillight for evening riding. Pick up your bikes there or have them delivered to your door. Ocean Atlantic Rentals also has all the equipment you need for standup paddleboarding, surfing, body boarding or skim boarding. They also have swim fins, which are great for body boarding. If the water is chilly when you’re here, they rent wetsuits to keep you warm while you tackle the waves. Ocean Atlantic Rentals is also a full-service rental company for any big item you might not have wanted to cart from home such as cribs, high chairs, strollers, beach chairs, umbrellas, grills, beach-friendly wheelchairs, dog crates and more. In addition to delivering your rental items to your vacation cottage, Ocean Atlantic Rentals now offers a daily cabana service-style setup and breakdown of your beach chairs and umbrellas at your oceanfront rental cottage. Their service includes free delivery and pickup to your beach cottage. The staff can even text message you when your items are ready to use.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

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 offered through this shop. Follow them on Twitter to get their first-on-the-beach surf report every day in season. They pride themselves on providing great customer service here.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

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.

Outer Banks Equipment Rentals

1240 Duck Road, Duck

The Waterfront Shops in Duck has been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing for 25 years. Nestled on the Currituck Sound and connected to the Town of Duck's soundside boardwalk, The Waterfront Shops in Duck is a unique waterfront shopping village with more than 27 boutiques, eateries and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee at Duck's Cottage and explore the variety of wildlife in the pond. Or take a yoga class at Village Yoga. Arriving by boat? Dock at the town pier that can accommodate small watercraft or use the pier at The Blue Point and do your traveling by water. No matter how you arrive you will want to spend hours exploring the shops that offer everything from current fashion trends, toys, surf and outdoor gear to wine, jewelry and local art. Take a break between shops and rest on one of the many benches along the boardwalk while enjoying an ice cream cone or smoothie. Hungry for something a little more? Check out the Coastal Cantina, a casual Mexican establishment where you can dine outside for lunch and dinner, or the award-winning Blue Point restaurant and its enchanting outdoor Soundside Bar. Both offer nightly sunset viewing and live music in-season.

41001 N.C. Highway 12, Avon

(252) 995-5480

Stretching about 600 feet into the Atlantic Ocean, Avon Fishing Pier opened its doors in 1963 and was the final pier to be built on Hatteras Island. It’s now part of the Koru Village campus of activities. With its excellent fishing, unbeatable surf and breathtaking scenery, Avon Pier remains one of Cape Hatteras' most frequented locations. Each year thousands of families come to the pier to make lasting memories. Besides the fishing, surfing and sights, Avon Pier also features a fully stocked snack shop, clothing shop, gift shop, tackle, bait, rod and reel combos and rentals to suit all your fishing needs. It also hosts weekly Kids Fishing Frenzy tournaments in the summer, the Fish Like a Girl women’s only tournament in October, and the PBR Classic tournament in November. But no worries if you’re not a family of fishermen — there are many more activities on Koru Village's campus, so drop by to find something everyone in the family will enjoy. If you’re new to fishing, the pier’s experienced staff will be more than happy to help get you started. Visitors and residents are invited to sight see and fish at the pier every year from April to December.

Banks Surf Supply

7128 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head

(252) 715-4613

There are a lot of surf shops on the Outer Banks but there's only one where you can find almost all locally made goods just 1/10th of a mile from Jennette's Pier. At Banks Surf Supply, all the new surfboards, skim boards and body boards they carry are local brands like GFG, Hooked, Evo, Etch and Short Bus. They also have rentals and plenty of gently used boards for budget-conscious shoppers. If you don't know how to surf, they offer lessons in surfing and skim boarding. Beyond boards, you'll find tons of locally made clothing, art, purses, jewelry and even sunscreen all arrayed in their little corner shop that's been decked out with driftwood decorations. Visit their website to sign up for beach yoga classes in the summer.

Corolla Surf Shop & The Corolla Surfing Museum

807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla

(252) 453-9283

Corolla Surf Shop opened in 1996. You will find all the best surf brand names in bathing suits, rash guards, surfboards, body boards, wet suits, skim boards, skateboards and standup paddleboards, etc., but you can also rent this gear and Corolla Surf Shop offers free delivery. Stop in if the waves come up and you’re not prepared or you’re looking to try something new. Just learning? Corolla Surf School was recommended by The New York Times' Travel Section. Book a surf lesson! Their CPR-trained surf instructors offer lessons for all ages. It was also recommended by Fitness Magazine as one of the top surf schools on the East Coast. The shop is worth a stop even if it’s just to enjoy their unrivaled collection of classic surfboards that were acquired by Steve Wise. The boards, hanging from the ceilings of the shop, represent many of the small, experimental designs of the 1960s. There are boards by Dewey Weber, CON, Surfboards Australia, Bing, Gordon and Smith, Bunger, Hobie and others, with a good representation of collectible boards from both the East and West coasts. You’ll also see surf memorabilia and photography. Check out their daily surf report online.

DVO/Duck Village Outfitters

1207 Duck Road, Duck

(252) 261-7222

3213 N. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills

(252) 255-6222

26689 N.C. Highway 12, Salvo

(252) 987-1222

A surf shop staple in Duck for almost two decades, DVO has other locations in Kill Devil Hills and Salvo on Hatteras Island. A trusted local outfitter, DVO rents bikes, kayaks, surfboards and paddleboards and offers kayak tours, surf lessons and standup paddleboard (SUP) lessons for all ages. With fresh stock daily, this surf shop has been part of the Outer Banks community for a long time, offering great deals for locals and visitors alike on new and used kayaks, canoes, beach cruiser bikes, SUP and surf, skim and body boards. Their equipment is always new and high quality. Any equipment accessory you need is here, too, like carts and racks. They carry new and used beach equipment, including chairs, large beach umbrellas, sturdy beach carts and more. DVO sells all the major brands of clothing for men, women and children including seasonal, up-to-date offerings in Billabong, Volcom, Quicksilver, Roxy and more. They also carry shoes in such brands as Vans and Reef and sunglasses from Electric, Spy, Von Zipper, just to name a few. They offer free delivery of any equipment with a minimum $100 order.

2500 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10.5, Nags Head

(252) 255-2233

Farmdog Surf School is the place to get NSSIA-certified surf instruction and coaching. Certified instructors include partners Robert Farmer, Aaron West and Joe Sherlock, who offer group surf lessons, standup paddleboard (SUP) tours, SUP yoga and surfing day camps for young and old. They are all stoked to give surf instruction to anyone excited to learn. Typical lessons for beginners include learning the lingo, safety and surf etiquette, stance, wave dynamics, paddling, catching and riding. Easy, right? Whether kids and adults are looking to learn the basics or more experienced surfers are looking for help on technique, form and stunts, the Farmdog team is on it! Something they do that we particularly appreciate are the special surfing classes taught by women just for women. They provide the boards and gear you need to get started, with private and group lessons available. Farmdog also offers daily or weekly rentals for items such as surfboards, standup paddleboards, skimboards, kayaks, bicycles and many other essential beach items, including tents, chairs and umbrellas. Their website is packed with good information, rates and videos. Their surf shop offers t-shirts, sunscreen and watersports equipment.

Fox Watersports

47108 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton

(252) 995-4102

Fox is a trusted source on the Hatteras Island watersports scene – and has been for 50 years! They were the first on Hatteras Island to specialize in windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing, and they still do that today. You can buy all the gear you’ll need for these sports plus take lessons if you need them. You can also rent windsurfing equipment, surfboards, kiteboards, standup paddleboards and body boards and purchase skimboards, sunglasses, clothes, flip flops or a wetsuit. Sailboard, kiteboard and surfboard repair are offered here as well.

Frisco Woods Campstore

53124 N.C. Highway 12, Frisco

(252) 995-5208

This is the ultimate campground store, but it’s much more than that. They sell all the necessities such as ice, drinks, snacks, film, groceries, supplies for RVs, beach and camping, hot coffee, beer, wine and ice cream, but they also feature local books, puzzles, games, gifts, t-shirts and souvenirs. Stop in to ask about windsurfing lessons, kitesurfing lessons and kayak rentals and to inquire about the campground and camping cabins. This is a WiFi hotspot.

Hatteras Island Surf Shop

25410 N.C. Highway 12, Waves

(252) 987-2296

This classic surf shop in an old cottage has been a fixture on the island surf scene for more than 40 years. The shop sells new and used boards and surf-related gear and rents surf, body, skim and standup paddleboards plus beach gear. Surf lessons are available for adults as well as kids. They sell all the watersports equipment, accessories and wetsuits you could need along with surf-inspired clothing and accessories.

Island Cycles & Sports

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, standup paddleboards, surfboards, skimboards, pedalboats and other fun stuff for the beach. They have summer dresses, board shorts, walking shorts, rash guards and fun bicycle accessories as well as parts for repairs. You can also enjoy a handcrafted soda, float or sundae at their 1950s-inspired soda fountain. It's across from Avon Pier on the new multi-use path. Hourly cycle rides are also available starting at $10.

1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla

(252) 453-9484

Shop at Island Revolution for beach lifestyle clothing, equipment and accessories. Along with quality surfboards and skateboards, they carry clothing and accessories for men and women from brands like O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, RVCA, Reef, Soul Flower, Katin and Sanuk — plus a great selection of killer shades from Von Zipper, Blue Planet, Electric and more. You can also find specialty jewelry items from All Washed Up and Oceana. While you shop, check out surf videos on multiple plasma TVs, and be sure to ask about their surf lessons and bike rentals.

627 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo

(252) 305-0306

Manteo Cyclery is locally owned and operated by people who are passionate about all things bicycles. The trusted experts at their shop can perform a full range of bicycle repairs and gear installation, so you can get back on the road (or the trail). If you're just here for a visit, they've got plenty of bikes to rent by the day or the week along with seats and trailers for the little ones. And locals and visitors alike will love their fat-tire guided bike tours through Alligator River Wildlife Refuge. If you're looking to buy a new bike, they've got an excellent selection ranging from kids' bikes and inexpensive beach cruisers to top-of-the-line mountain bikes, and they have all the bicycle accessories you might need as well.

947 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk

(252) 261-6999

26200 W. Vista Drive, Waves

(252) 987-1002

(800) 833-5233

Rent a kayak for paddling in the ocean or sound. Moneysworth rents single and tandem ocean-style kayaks. Stand-up paddleboards, bodyboards and surfboards are also available. Or, if biking is your pleasure, you won't have to lug your bicycle all the way to the beach on your vacation when you can rent one from Moneysworth. They have bicycles for adults and children, and they even have baby seats and helmets. You can also rent baby items such as cribs, linens and beach equipment that includes chairs, umbrellas and more. They offer free delivery and pick-up right to your rental home from Corolla to Hatteras.

Nags Head Harley-Davidson

4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Bypass, MP 13, Surfside Plaza, Nags Head

(252) 255-5922

This Harley-Davidson store is located just across the street from the beach. Browse though the large selection of custom t-shirts , jewelry, hats and more, all at outlet prices. Look no further for Harley glassware, gifts and collectibles. The Outer Banks Harley-Davidson location in Harbinger (just across the Wright Memorial Bridge) is a full-service dealership and offers motorcycle rentals.

Natural Art Surf Shop

47331 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton

(252) 995-5682

Natural Art has been a fixture on the island surfing scene since 1977, and it’s all about serious surfing. They shape custom boards and create custom artwork so you can design your own. They sell new and used surfboards and skimboards and rent surfboards, SUPs, bodyboards and wetsuits. They also repair surfboards and all fiberglass boards. All the surfing support gear is here too: clothing, footwear, wetsuits, rash guards, accessories, original design t-shirts and handmade clothes by the owner, Carol. Materials to build your own surfboard are available as well.

OceanAir Sports

39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon

(252) 995-5000

Whether you're super into windsurfing and kiteboarding, are looking for stuff to make your beach day better or just want a souvenir of your Hatteras vacation, it's worth making a run into OceanAir Sports. You'll find t-shirts and hats, rash guards and Lycra sun-protection shirts, swimsuits, beach towels, wetsuits, swim fins, boogie boards, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, the popular Stance socks and a lot more in this busy shop. The staff is laid-back and the soundside atmosphere is fun, but make no mistake: They're also quite knowledgeable and serious about kiteboarding and windsurfing. In their 30 years in business they've earned the distinction of being a flagship store for North Kiteboarding, the top-of-the-line in the sport. You'll find the top brands in windsurfing and SUP gear as well. OceanAir is also the place for watersports rentals (kiteboard, windsurf, kayak, Jet ski, surf and SUP), kayak and fishing tours and SUP yoga classes.

Outer Banks Bicycle

203 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills

(252) 480-3399

Outer Banks Bicycle has a variety of bicycles for rent and for sale. They can repair bikes and have a good selection of biking accessories and clothing. They're open year round.

Radikal Kite & JetSki

24202 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe

(252) 489-0451

Primarily a kiteboarding lesson center, Radikal Kiteboarding offers both group and private lessons focusing on skill development and theory. All of their lessons take place in the water, and instructors personalize classes to meet individual needs. Radikal provides water booties, wet suits, helmets, kite gear and Jet skis for all lessons. Day-long lessons are available as well. They offer SUP, Jet ski and surfboard rentals too. They’re open April through October.

REAL Watersports

25706 N.C. Highway 12, Waves

(252) 987-6000

(866) 732-5548

There’s something for everyone inside the REAL Flagship Store in the village of Waves. At REAL you’ll find one of the largest selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, beachwear, sunglasses, watches, footwear and accessories on the Outer Banks. They’ve got brands like Roxy, Billabong, Volcom, Patagonia, Lost, O’Neill, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Sanuk, Reef, Nixon, Electric, Oakley, Costa, Yeti and more. REAL’s friendly staff will help you find your perfect purchases or gifts. REAL is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; you can also shop their store online. After shopping at REAL, check out Watermen's Bar & Grill with waterfront seating and live entertainment.

The REAL Watersports Aquaplex includes: the REAL Flagship Store (packed with amazing surfboards, kite gear and apparel); the REAL Lesson Center (one of the largest kiteboarding and surfing schools in the world); the REAL Rental Shop, Watermen’s Retreat (waterfront accommodations), and Watermen’s Bar and Grill. At REAL you can enjoy kiteboarding, surfing, foilboarding, standup paddleboarding, Jet ski tours, free live concerts, epic sunsets, great food and more.

Ride Hatteras

40168 N.C. Highway 12, Avon

(252) 995-6755

Ride Hatteras is a surf shop and watersports outfitter. The shop sells name-brand surf-inspired clothing and accessories for men and women along with all the recreational equipment you'll need for surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. Ride Hatteras offers surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding lessons for beginner, intermediate or advanced riders. Equipment is tailored to meet the needs of the student and the wind conditions of the day. Kids’ lessons are available, and class sizes are small. You can rent equipment for standup paddleboarding, windsurfing, surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding and kayaking here as well.

Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center

627 U.S. Highway 64, Manteo

(252) 473-1356

Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center is a full-service dive shop that offers dive charters, beach dives, training, gear sales and rentals. They specialize in scuba diving, spearfishing and snorkeling. For rentals, they offer free delivery on Roanoke Island for standup paddleboards (SUP) and kayaks and will deliver to Nags Head, Pea Island or Alligator River for a fee. Or take the kayak or SUP on your own vehicle. Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center also offers referral dives, scuba diving lessons, scuba gear rentals, a full-service scuba shop and the largest selection of spearfishing guns and supplies on the Outer Banks. They offer NAUI certification courses from open water to instructor level. Online classes are now available.

Rodanthe Surf Shop

23580 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe

(252) 987-2412

Surf Report

(252) 987-2435

Rodanthe Surf Shop exists for the love of surfing alone. This classic, surf-only shop is the place to get your own Hatteras Glass custom surfboard. This hardcore surf shop has no fluff or over-commercialized merchandise. They rent body, surf and standup paddleboards and offer lessons for adults and children. If your board happens to get dinged up, Rodanthe Surf Shop offers all types of surfboard repairs. They also stock the major brands of surf wear for men and women, and people love their original logo t-shirts for all ages. The shop is in a tiki hut-style building next to the gas station in Rodanthe. Their surf report is updated daily.


(252) 480-2340

Keep the party cool with the perfect frozen drink! Sea-Freeze machines are state of the art, quiet and don’t require ice. They make 50 nine-ounce drinks at a time, in flavors that range from Margarita to Hawaiian Fruit Punch. They can help you create your very own signature drink, perfect for weddings, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and kids parties. You'll find an assortment of flavors and rates to fit your taste and budget on their website. They even offer delivery from Corolla to Hatteras.

Sharky’s Bait, Tackle & Charters

1245 Duck Road, Barrier Island Station, Duck

(252) 255-2248

Sharky’s offers a large selection of rods, reels, tackle and lures. They have fresh and frozen bait, including crab bait and supplies, and a selection of sharp t-shirts, hats and beach supplies. They offer personalized customer service, North Carolina fishing licenses, surf fishing clinics and rod and reel rentals, and the staff will even give you instructions and tips on how and where to catch fish and crabs. Want to book a fishing charter? Sharky’s books trips for beginners, family groups and experienced anglers. Try offshore, inshore, ocean wreck, Gulf Stream, shark or sound charters. Half- to full-day charters as well as custom and make-up trips are available, in addition to head boat fishing, dolphin watches and sunset cruises.

1209 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills

(252) 480-3128

The Pit Surf Shop takes special care when catering to beginning surfers, helping countless first-timers dial into the board most suited to their age, physical condition, knowledge and experience. With a huge stock of boards ideal for learning to ride (whether you’re looking to rent or ready to buy), numerous experienced surf instructors and a full surf school on site, The Pit staff is ready to help you get started today. Veteran surf travelers and locals alike also turn to The Pit for high performance shapes, gear and accessories that are fine-tuned for local barrels or exotic surf travel destinations. But this surf shop is not only for surfers; skaters love the wide selection of street, park and long board skateboards. The Pit also offers paddleboarding sales, rentals and lessons. The Pit crew will also keep you looking cool, out of the water or in, by continually filling the shop with the hottest brands of surf culture and beyond. Check out the Pit Gear – their popular name brand line of hoodies, hats and t-shirts. Plus, they carry of the accessories you seek like Skull Candy earphones and earbuds, sunglasses, hats, wallets, purses and even surf-inspired decor items for your home or cottage.

1094 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke

(252) 928-5491

There’s no question that Ocracoke is an angler’s paradise. When you’re ready to sink a line, head here for a complete line of bait and tackle for inshore, offshore and surf fishing. They also offer fishing advice, current fishing reports and equipment for other activities such as clamming and crabbing. You'll find lots of visitor information here too. Follow recent catches on their Facebook page or website. They’re open daily spring through fall.


57500 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village

(252) 986-2222

Waterboy has everything you need for island exploration. They rent kayaks, surfboards, watersports equipment, standup paddleboards and more. There’s also fun stuff like corn hole and bikes and practical gear like life jackets, umbrellas and chairs. Waterboy rents golf carts for tooling around the island – these can be rented hourly, for half a day, a full day, overnight or weekly. All other equipment can be rented daily or weekly.

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 such as flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find a wide selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Hey Dude, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses and more. Kitty Hawk Kites also offers a number of adventure activities including hang gliding, kayak and SUP tours, lessons and rentals, dolphin tours, tours to and of various Outer Banks locations, parasailing, Jet skis, fishing tournaments and more. At Kitty Hawk Kites' Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe, you can learn kiteboarding; buy and rent kiteboarding gear; rent a kayak, surfboard or standup paddleboard or climb the adventure tower/ropes course.

Outer Banks Beach Supplies

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck

(252) 441-4124

Additional phone number

(877) 359-8447

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet-skis, book a Parasailing tour, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang gliding lesson, a surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards Voyage boat cruise to Sanctuary Vineyards across the sound. You can rent boogie boards, surfboards and bikes here too. Call (877) FLY-THIS for reservations or stop on by the kiosk on the Boardwalk in Duck next to Kitty Hawk Kites. The onsite store sells kites, toys, garden art, OBX apparel, footwear, souvenirs, toys, games and so much more.

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