OBX Watersports can be a great way to stay active during your vacation! If you’re interested in sailing, surfing, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), or kiteboarding, our Get On Board guide has everything for you! From learning how to sail, to enjoying a sunset cruise on the sound, and more. Take a look at our guide and get inspired to learn something new and get on board!



No’rbanks Sailing and Watersports offers sailing lessons to anyone interested in sailing in Duck. Kitty Hawk Kites also offers sailing lessons in Nags Head.


Both Nor’Banks and Kitty Hawk Kites allows you to rent sailboats for your own personal use so you can get out on the water all vacation long!


If you’re not really down with the whole “learning how to sail” thing, you can always take a sailing cruise where you can sit back and relax. The Downeast Rover launches out of Manteo and explores the Outer Banks sounds. Kitty Hawk Kites also offers sailing cruises either during the day or at night for a unique experience.

Stand Up Paddleboarding


Farmdog Surf School offers lessons from private individualized sessions to group classes. You can even choose to learn in the flat, calmer waters of the sound or if you’re more adventurous, in the waves of the ocean!


When you’re ready to paddle out on your own, you can also rent a paddleboard from Farm Dog! Ocean Atlantic Rentals also offers paddleboard rentals along with life jackets for additional safety.


Kitty Hawk Kites offers guided paddleboarding tours in Kitty Hawk, Duck, Manteo, and Avon. If you consider yourself a paddleboard pro, give Kitty Hawk Kites’ SUP Yoga class a try!



REAL Watersports in Waves is the place to go if you’re looking to learn how to kiteboard or just brush up on your skills. Join a camp for a week or just learn for a day. Kitty Hawk Kites in Rodanthe and Nags Head offer both offer kiteboarding lessons as well.


If you’ve already got the hang of kiteboarding, REAL Watersports offers rentals plus all the gear you need to get out on the water (and in the air).



If you want to learn how to surf, you’ve got a wide array of local businesses to learn from! Outer Banks Surf School has you covered from Corolla to Hatteras and offers private lessons that cover the basics of surfing. You can also learn from Farm Dog, Outer Surf, Corolla Surf Shop, and any many more.


Local businesses like Farmdog, Duck Village Outfitters, and Ocean Atlantic Rentals offer surfboard rentals for you to get out and get on the waves!

For more information on the businesses, classes, and rentals mentioned, links are below!

Farmdog Surf School