OBX Summer Camps

Duck Surf Camps

The GNARLIEST surf camp on the Outer Banks. Over 3 days we will learn how to surf, stand up paddle and kayak sampling all the watersports hat the Outer Banks has to offer. This camp is most accessible for visitors staying in the towns of Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla. The surf camps will take at the Sanderling Resort and Spa. Duck has some of the best beginner sand bars in the Outer Banks. Its also a great location to grab a burger after your shred session at the Sanderling’s Sand Bar.

Junior Lifeguard Camps on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

The dates are set for the 2022 Junior Lifeguard Camp in coordination with Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School and the Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Squad. Junior Lifeguard Camps on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a great opportunity for young people to find out what it takes to be a lifeguard in the Outer Banks, and start padding their resumes for a future job.

Who: Ages: 9-14


  • June 13th – 17th
  • June 27th – July 1st
  • July 11th – 15th
  • July 25th – July 29th 
  • August 8th – 12th 

Where: Kill Devil Hills Bath house, 103 S. Virginia Dare Trail

Time: 10:00 am – 4 pm

Instructors: Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Lifeguards

Details:  This weeklong Junior Lifeguard Camp camp will emphasize education, first aid and ocean safety.  Activities will include daily physical training, running and swimming, marine environmental education and board sports with Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School.  All participants must possess basic ocean swimming skills and be comfortable in the ocean environment.  Learn the ins and outs and see what it takes to be an ocean lifeguard this summer with trained Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Lifeguards. Sessions will be limited to the first 12 participants per session.

 Jr Lifeguard Video

Outer Banks Summer Surf Camps 5 Day Shredutopia

2020 5 Day Shredutopia Surf Camp

Session 1: June 22nd – 26th  ages 9-13   Tween Girls
Session 2: July 6th-10th Ages 8-12
Session 3: July 20th-24th Teen Camp 10-13
Session 4: Aug 3rd-7th  ages 8-12

There is no other camp this radical in a 100 mile radius!!!! This 5 Day Shfredutopia is from 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. This feast of ocean-based recreation builds the water skills of young people and helps them get a a good nights sleep!! Our day will kick off with a morning surf lesson and ocean safety clinics. Then we break for lunch. Now its time for the afternoon activities of kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or hiking. We may change the schedules depending on the surf and weather for the day, but this is great camp for your people who love the ocean. Camps are from 9 AM – 3 PM Monday – Friday.

Outer Banks Summer Surf Camps include the following:

5 Morning Surf Lessons with NSSIA Surf Instructors
1 Surf Kayak Lesson
3 Kayak Tours
1 Kayak Rescue Clinic
1 Surfboard Factory Tour

Hike at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Ocean Awareness Education & Surfboard Rescue Clinic
Stand Up Paddle board Lesson (SUP)
All transportation for Activities
Final Day Lunch from Slice Pizzeria
T-shirt and stickers
Fun in the SUN!!!!
Coastal Ecology Education from the Nags Head Woods Nature Conservancy Preserve

Call about multi-sibling discount

Camp Registration



We have been shred-ucating visitors and locals alike of the Outer Banks since 2004 so come on in and shred off in one of our Outer Banks Surf Lessons!! A typical Outer Banks Surf Lesson  lasts 1.5 – 2 hours and begins with a safety talk and learning the anatomy of a surfboard. Next paddling techniques, balance and feet positioning are discussed. Participants then practice popping up onto the surfboard on the beach before getting wet.

Our instructors are there to help you catch waves and answer any questions you might have about surfing, the ocean, waves, or surf culture. They shred before or after the lesson so you will spend more time catching waves instead of watching them shred. The OBX has some of the best surf conditions for beginner surf lessons on the East Coast so come on out and shred wih us!!

Why Take A Surf Lesson with Us?

We have been shred-ucating visitors and locals alike of the Outer Banks since 2004 so come on in and shred off in one of our Outer Banks Surf Lessons. The Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School was the first surf school on the Outer Banks to receive National Surf School and Instructor Certification for our business, and all instructors are CPR certified, follow the NSSIA guidlines for safe shreducation and have years of experience shredding locally and worldwide!!! We maintain a istructor to student ratio of 1 instructor to every 4 students to insure a safe, fun an educational experience. We also keep a close eye on the ocean with daily surf checks at dawn to make sure the condtitions are optimal for surf lessons. That means no shredding on red flag days or days with too much current, drift or big surf. At Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School, safety is our number 1 priority!! Our lead instructor Herman Hall has taught people how to surf on four continents and is the area’s first licensed surf instructor and surf coach through the National Surf School and Instructor Association (NSSIA). Put that with our experienced staff, perfect beginner surfboard, warm water and consistent waves, and you have the perfect recipe for shredding.

Free wetsuit rental if the water is cold. Boards available for rent after the lesson.