Water Sports on the Outer Banks
In the Outer Banks, the spring and summer seasons are the perfect time to partake in some adventurous and exciting water sports. There’s plenty of variety when it comes to choosing your adventure. Whether you’re new to water sports or you think that you live on the water, there is something for everyone in the Outer Banks. There are a ton of places around the area where anyone from nervous beginners to seasoned experts can have a good time. While you’re staying in one of our Outer Banks rentals, take advantage of the perfect weather and spend some quality time out there on the sound or on the ocean.
Kayaking– Whether you want to do a bit of paddling around the sound or the ocean, you’re guaranteed to find some great sights and get a fantastic arm and core workout while you’re at it! Rent a kayak and venture out with a friend (after reviewing all safety procedures of course) or take a guided eco- tour through some of the wildlife refuges in the OBX! No experience necessary! Try Coastal Kayak Touring Company or Kitty Hawk Kayaks. Duck Village Outfitters is one of my personal favorites.
Surfing- One of the most popular recreational activities in the OBX, surfing can be a great workout and stress reliever. Take a lesson with one of our experienced and passionate local surf gurus, or rent out a board and take to the waves yourself. Either way, you’ll soon become addicted to this awesome water sport. Surfs up! Check out Corolla Surf Shop for a lesson and all of your equipment and board rental needs.
Parasailing- For a view of the Outer Banks that can’t be beat, take a chance and soar above the sound while parasailing. The bird’s eye view from a couple hundred feet will take your breath away. Dramatic views from the sound to the ocean capture the beauty and vulnerability of the area. In Nags Head, turn to OBX Water Works. With 20 years of experience, Captain Bruce is U.S.C.G. licensed and has the largest boat on the beach. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Wind Surfing- Try your hand at one of the most thrilling of all watersports that combines the best of the surfing and sailing worlds. Never been before? No worries. Kitty Hawk Water Sports gives safe and affordable lessons to complete beginners as well!
Kite boarding – Let the wind carry you over rippling waves! Kite boarding is another choice for those bold and daring adventure-seekers. Outer Banks Kiting and Real Watersports in Cape Hatteras have several fun lessons and camps geared towards getting you out there and kite boarding with the best of ‘em
Jet Skiing- Speed across the water on your own personal jet ski. In Corolla, rent a wave runner at Corolla Water Sports and cruise around the sound. Planning a family outing? Ride single, double or triple and have fun speeding over the waves together. Be prepared to get wet!
Diving- Take a class and learn how to dive. Or, build upon your existing diving experience. Feeling daring? Explore one of frequently visited wrecks of the Outer Banks. Take a class and learn more about diving with Outer Banks Dive Center in Nags Head.
Wakeboarding/Water Skiing – Skim over the water with a wakeboard, water skis, or tube. Whether you are a beginner or you are a die hard water sports enthusiast, OBX Wakeboard and Waterski in Kitty Hawk will have the boats and equipment that you need!
We don’t expect you to stay inside our Outer Banks rental during your entire vacation, so get out there and get some wind in your hair, sun in your eyes and sand between your toes this vacation. If all this has got you thinking you need a vacation, check out some of our fantastic rentals here.