Windsurfing Shops on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Researched by Bruce Powers/ WET, Revised June 2022
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Ocean Air Watersports 10 % WET discount

Points of contact: Brian Klauser, Stuart, or Mark
Phone: (252) 995-5000, Call for hours of operation.

39450 Highway 12
Avon NC, 27915
Google Maps link

Comments: Used beginner boards available, call for current inventory. Privately owned by Brian
Klauser as of 2010, a large selection of boards, sails, and windsurfing hardware. Hosts large
events annually as of 2019 such as Ocean Air Sports Windfest. Also hosts ABK Boardsports


Ride Hatteras 10 % WET discount

Point of Contact: Charlie Meyers, Owner
Phone: (252) 995-6755, Call for hours of operation

40168 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
Google Maps Link

Website:, Check website for inventory

Comments: Beginner boards available.  Many windsurfing accessories available. Decent amount of used and beginner boards usually available on consignment.

Fox Watersports

Points of contact: Richard, Art, Freddy, or Jeff
Phone: (252) 995-4102, Call for hours of operation

47108 Highway 12
PO Box 608
Buxton, NC 27920,
Google Maps Link


Comments: Beginner boards available – none. Fox is still a good shop on Hatteras Island and
has more high end gear to appeal to the intermediate to advanced sailor. Windsurfing accessories

Hatteras Island Surf and Sail Shop, a.k.a. “Barton’s”

Point of Contact: Barton, Owner
Phone: (252) 987-2292, Call for hours of operation

25195 Lela Court
Waves, NC 27982
Google Maps Link
Look for a Dairy Queen on Highway 12 in Waves; the entrance to Barton’s is just south of the Dairy Queen.


Comments: Beginner boards available -none. Some windsurfing gear inventory. This shop primarily caters to kitesurfers, but has a long windsurfing history. Windsurf and kiteboard lessons offered. Barton’s is also the host shop for ABK Boardsports windsurfing camps when they come to Hatteras Island.

Wind-NC (online store with merchandise pick-up option)

Point of Contact: Ken, Owner
Phone: 252 300 5050

Address:  This shop is moving back to North Carolina
WET club members will get a pre-release of the Wind-NC newsletter. In that newsletter there will be an announcement of their current deals and specials.



Shops that have closed since last update of this document in 2022:

  • Avon Sail House – Closed
  • Kitty Hawk Watersports – No longer offers windsurfing gear