Surfboard Rentals in the Buxton (Lighthouse) Area

Question posted by Bill Darbie to alt.surfing, July  2001, and by Todd of RI earlier in the year:

    "I will be on vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this August.  Does anyone have any suggestions for where I can rent a surf board for a week for a good price?"


Bill Darbie

My family was visiting for a week in the Outer Banks during early August 2001.  We were going to stop in and visit the local surf shops so I collected the board rental information listed below.  Note:  prices are subject to change and availability -- always call ahead and cross your fingers when you arrive.

Natural Art Surfshop (In The Eye)
Hwy 12, Buxton, NC
(252) 995-5682
The shop is located south of Lighthouse Road on the oceanside.
$10/day (24 hrs), $50/wk
Mostly Bics and other pop-out type boards; some regular glassed funshapes and longboards.

Fox Watersports
Hwy 12, Buxton, NC
(252) 995-4372
The shop is located a short distance south of Lighthouse Road on the soundside.
$17/day (24 hrs) funshapes; $21/day (24 hrs) longboards.
Three-day rental, 4th day free, 1/2 rate each add'l day
Wider selection of board types:  BZ and other softboard types; SurfTechs; Fox and some other regular glassed boards.

The Surf Techs looked to be very decent boards (esp. for rentals), better than expected.  See what alt.surfing has to say about Surf Techs here.

Other Surfshopts On or Near Hatteras Island
  Business Name Address City Phone Miles**  
  Frisco Beach Surf Shop 51976 NC Highway 12  Frisco, NC (252) 995-5832  5.3  
  Hatteras Wind & Surf Highway 12  Avon, NC (252) 995-6275  6.1  
  Ocean Roots Surf Shop 41008 NC Highway 12  Avon, NC (252) 995-3369  6.1  
  Hatteras Island Surf Shop Route 12  Waves, NC (252) 987-2296  21.1  
  Bert's Surf Shop Highway 158 Byp  Nags Head, NC (252) 441-1939  22.4  
  Ride The Wind Surf Shop 486 Irvin Garrish Hwy  Ocracoke, NC (252) 928-6311  25.7  
  Rodanthe Surf Shop NC Highway 12  Rodanthe, NC (252) 987-2412  29.5  
  Cavalier Surf Shop 4324 S Virginia Dare Trl  Nags Head, NC (252) 441-7349  44.0  
  Secret Spot Surf Shop 2815 S Croatan Hwy  Nags Head, NC (252) 441-4030  49.6  
  Whalebone Surf Shop 2214 S Croatan Hwy  Nags Head, NC (252) 441-6747  50.4  
  17th Street Surf Shop 1007 S Croatan Hwy  Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-1797  52.7  
  Vitamin Sea Surf Shop 2407 N Croatan Hwy  Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-7512  52.7  
  Bert's Surf Shop 4009 N Croatan Hwy  Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-7584  57.0  
  Whalebone Surf Shop 799 Sunset Blvd  Corolla, NC (252) 453-2667  74.8  
  Corolla Surf Shop 55 Sunset Blvd  Corolla, NC (252) 453-9273  74.8  
  Corolla Surf Shop 110 Austin Dr # A  Corolla, NC (252) 453-9283  75.2  
  Marsh's Surf Shop 615 Atlantic Beach Cswy  Atlantic Beach, NC (252) 726-9046  77.4  
  Atlantic Beach Surf Shop 515 W Fort Macon Rd  Atlantic Beach, NC (252) 726-9382  78.3  
  Action Surf Shop 114 W Fort Macon Rd  Atlantic Beach, NC (252) 240-2992  78.3  
** Distances are in Miles from the center of Buxton, NC 

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