Avon has long been a mecca for watersports.  From traditional surfing to the newest thrill, kiteboarding Avon has it all.  There are many opportunities in and around Avon to enjoy whether you are a seasoned expert or just getting started.


There are many different opportunities for surfing in Avon.  The best known is at the Avon Pier.  The break on Avon beaches are all sandbars which are constantly changing.  So checking with local surf shops is sometimes your best bet.

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding: 

everything from the well-known flat water in the Pamlico sound to the challenges of the surf on the Atlantic, there are many different options.  Some of the better known locations around Avon are “Canadian Hole” (two mile south of town), “Chimneys” and “Planet of the Apes” couple of miles north of town.


 from surf in the Atlantic to flatwater in the Pamlico.  Many opportunities for recreation including some world-class kayak fishing


The Avon Fishing Pier is right in the center of the village.  No fishing license required.  Surf fishing, boat fishing or kayak fishing all require a fishing permit.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: 

As with the other watersports, you can enjoy many different experiences.  Catching surf at the beach or paddling flat water on the sound.

Hatteras Island Boardsports (HIB)

Everything you need to live the beach lifestyle!  Stocked with mens, women’s, and kid’s apparel, swimwear, and accessories, as well surfboards, bodyboards, and surf gear. Hatteras Island Boardsports also rents high quality surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more in addition to offering surf lessons from the island’s most experienced instructors.

41056 HWY 12, Avon – right across the street from the Avon Fishing Pier

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Specializing in the rental of beach and cottage essentials.  The “one stop shop” for all water sport items such as Kayaks, Surf Boards and Stand Up Paddle Boards.  All sorts of bicycle options are available as well.  With ample supply, these items can be picked up in store or delivered to compliment fun in the sun during your stay on Hatteras Island.



40809 NC 12, immediately north east of Koru Village!

OceanAir Sports

Brief description (maximum three sentences) of what services you offer:

Waterfront location offering full service Retail, Rentals and Lessons for Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Sailing and Waverunners.  Launch right from our Soundside dock with the help of experienced staff.  Guided Tours available or just rent and go on your own with tips and advice from our Pro Staff.

Phone number (252) 995-5000


39450 Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915 Mile Post 54

Outer Banks Kiting:

Specializing in private coaching April through November each year. New Naish product and first on island to teach foiling… Small instructor to coach ratios.

Www.outerbankskiting.com and Facebook.com/outerbankskiting. 2523056839

Outer Banks Kiting

A simplistic way to learn to kite.


The Kinnakeet Experience
Captain Buddy O’Neal

40073 Harbor Road, Avon NC 27915

Tel: 252-475-0151

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KinnExp

Website:     http://www.KinnExp.com/

Outer Banks Kiting
Specializing in “private” kiteboard excursions, foilboarding, wakeboarding, tubing, and family fun trips!
(252) 305-6839

Avon Harbor Sailing
A way to relax on the Pamlico Sound with an evening sail.  Day charters, sunset cruises, and lessons
(252) 305-6839


Sea Turtles- Avon and Hatteras Island host thousands of sea turtles each year.  In late summer and early fall is the best time to participate in a “hatching”.  Best way to know “when and where” is by contacting the Park Service for more information

Kinnakeet Clay – Studio & Showroom

Kinnakeet Clay offers both shopping and classes.  They feature an out-of-ordinary collection of local and regional pottery including that of artist/owner Antoinette Gaskins Mattingly, ‘jar frogs’, local wall art, home décor, ornaments, handmade gifts and jewelry.  Browse the showroom, take a pottery or painting class, watch demonstrations and shop to your heart’s content.  Savor the experience of art and fine craft.

Phone number 252-995-0101


Social media:

facebook.com/kinnakeetclay on instagram as @kinnakeetclay

40462 North End Rd. Avon, NC 27915 – Off the beaten path in Old Avon Village.

 Name of Business  Studio 12

Brief description (maximum three sentences) of what services you offer.
Studio 12 is a fun place for the whole family.  Walk in anytime to create your own mosaic of paint pottery OR sign up for one of our many art classes.  Shop the gallery filled with locally made art, including owners Gary and Carolyn Schena.

Phone number 252-995-7899

www. http://www.studio12hatteras.com

Location 41008 NC Hwy 12

Turner’s High Moon Bar

40618 NC 12 Hwy. Avon



“Casual, upscale bar with a late nite lounge. Offering 21 beers AND 8 wines on tap.  Sip a freshly crafted cocktail while playing a game of shuffleboard and listening to live local music.  Open Fri. & Sat. 5pm till 12am during the winter.  Re-opening late January thru March.  Cheers!”


Samantha’s Coffee Smoothie

Brief description (maximum three sentences) of what services you offer.
All fruit smoothies including organic selections.  Fresh roasted coffee and espresso as well as yummy baked goods!

Phone number 252-995-7899


Location 41008 NC Hwy 12