Spring and fall visitors will notice the popularity of kiteboarding on the Outer Banks the moment they ride down a stretch of soundfront highway. In the off-season months, it's not unusual to spot dozens if not hundreds of multi-colored kites lining the skies over the Outer Banks' miles of sound waters.
An independent family-owned surf shop in Nags Head, the Outer Banks Boarding Company is a friendly place that local and out-of-town surfers depend on for inside tips on the best local surf spots and conditions. The store’s knowledgeable team boasts several world-class professional surfers and bodyboarders, including Noah Syder, Jesse Hines and Chris McDonald, as well as amateur men and women surfers, skimmers, skaters and snowboarders.
The store features all the top surf brands, including Rip Curl, Electric Visual, VonZipper and On a Mission, as well as its own OBBC label. Top quality surfboards are available from well-regarded builders like Patagonia, Firewire and Superbrand. And there are skimboards, bodyboards, snowboards, skateboards, kiteboards and stand-up paddles for sale. The store is also stocked with the latest line of accessories, including watches, eyegear and wetsuit supplies.