Classes & Lessons

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Surfing lessons at HIB are 2 hours long and include beach instruction, but most of the time will be spent in the water. They will provide you with a board to use during the lesson, and if the water is a little cold for you, they'll set you up with a wet suit as well for no additional charge. All you have to do is get a good night sleep the night before, get your swimsuit on, put on a little sunscreen and show up ready for a great time! Group, semi-private and private lessons are available.
Location: 41056 NC-12, Avon, NC
Phone: (252) 995-6160
Toll Free: (866) HIB-WAVE
Hatteras Island Surf and Sail

Hatteras Island Surf and Sail

The classic surf shop located in an old cottage. It's been a fixture to the Island surf scene for more than 30 years. They sell new and used boards and surf-related gear and rent surf, body boards, skim boards, and beach gear. The Sail Shop services everything for your kite boarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and kayak needs. Both sites offer lessons and rentals, as well as a wide range of gear for sale.
Location: 25410 N.C. Highway 12, Waves
Phone: (252) 987-2296
Kitty Hawk Kites Hatteras Island Kiteboarding Resort

Kitty Hawk Kites Hatteras Island Kiteboarding Resort

Whether you want to learn the sport or refine your skills, Kitty Hawk Kites' Kiteboarding Center offers several types of classes, including private and group lessons. Their fast-track kiteboarding camp is two days of group instruction. This center is on the sound, so lessons are on site. Kayak rentals and SUP rentals are also offered here. There's a restaurant on site in case you need to refuel.
Location: N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
Phone: (252) 441-4124
Toll Free: (877) FLY-THIS
OceanAir Sports

OceanAir Sports

Whether you want to learn a new water sport, rent some gear or just hang out with some like-minded people who love and appreciate the Hatteras Island watersports scene, OceanAir Sports is good spot to be. OceanAir Sports, formerly Windsurfing Hatteras, is a full-service watersports facility offering lessons and rentals for windsurfing, kiteboarding, SUP, surfing, kayaks, sailing and wave runners. The staff and instructors are experienced, trusted locals who practice their sports regularly and keep up with the latest technical information and trends, and they are enthusiastic about sharing their love of the sports with people who stop by. The scene is unintimidating; Beginners in all sports will feel welcome here, but there's plenty for experienced kiters and sailors as well. OceanAir sells gear from premier brands like Cabrinha, North Kiteboarding, DaKine, O'Neill, North Sails, Mistral, JP, Ezzy Sails, NoLimitz, Oakley, Smith Optics, Reef Sandals and clothing. It's located directly on the Pamlico Sound, so you can launch right from their dock.
Location: 39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
Phone: (252) 995-5000
REAL Watersports Lesson Center

REAL Watersports Lesson Center

If you're thinking of becoming a kiteboarder, surfer or advancing your current skills, REAL lessons and camps are your ticket to accelerated, safe and progressive instruction. REAL's Zero 2 Hero kiteboarding and surfing camps have been rated by Outside magazine as one of the Top Ten Adventure Camps in the world. The new REAL flagship store is an 18,000-square-foot aquaplex with specific areas for the retail store, school, rental shop, and restaurant. Also included in this new space is an additional 4,000-square-foot deck facing the Pamlico Sound, allowing views of all the kiteboarding action and the sunsets on the sound. The REAL rental shop offers everything you need for kiting, surfing or SUP. Ask about REAL's instructional DVDs for these sports.
Location: 25706 N.C. Highway 12, Waves
Phone: (252) 987-6000
Toll Free: (866) REAL-548
Ride Hatteras

Ride Hatteras

Ride Hatteras offers 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. They also offer surfing lessons for all ages. Kids' lessons are available, and class sizes are small. You can rent equipment for windsurfing, surfing, body boarding and skim boarding here, and they sell other essential gear.
Location: 40168 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
Phone: (252) 995-6755
National Park Service Programs

National Park Service Programs

Funding was provided to national park sites to help restore natural and cultural landscapes, provide outstanding educational and recreational opportunities for park visitors and prepare the parks for the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016. In addition to regular climbing hours, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse offers a Moonlight Climb, a guided night tour of the lighthouse offered twice every Thursday evening (a pre-registration program, see the park website for details). Evening campfire programs are offered at the Seashore on Wednesday evenings. A special Seashore evening program, Night Life, will include an exploration of star gazing and tide-line bio-luminescent plankton along with a discussion of why dark nights are valuable to both people and wildlife. The summer program schedules also include many other history talks, nature walks, and recreational programs such as surf fishing, cast netting, crabbing, seining, and snorkeling. Program schedules are available online and at any park visitor center and Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Welcome Center.
Location: Cape Hatteras
Equine Adventures

Equine Adventures

It all began on the sandy beaches of the Outer Banks in Duck, North Carolina. There, Russ DiGilio and his family would enjoy relaxing and fun vacations but something was missing, there were no fresh donuts! So, they decided to create their own and Duck Donuts was born.Enjoy a guided horseback tour to the beaches of Hatteras Island.Coastal horseback riding with an experienced guide is a not-to-be-missed experience on the Outer Banks. The rides are delightful and invigorating, and help to connect guests with Hatteras Island's beautiful natural surroundings. Experience a profound sense of freedom and adventure. ?Of course, the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and beautiful beaches are some of the top sites to visit, but visitors alike have named Equine Adventures as one of those "must do's" while visiting Hatteras Island.
Phone: (252) 995-4897
Studio 12

Studio 12

Working studio and gallery of owners Carolyn and Gary Schena's art work as well as 35 other local and regional artist. Make your own art experiences available April to October.
Location: 41008 Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
Phone: (252) 995-7899