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Are you feeling that craving in your soul, the desire to feel the power of the waves as you surf the waves of Ocean Isle Beach? Have you ever watched with a little bit of envy as surfers carved and glided over the water? Well if this sounds like you then you’ll love today’s post. This week we have everything you need to get you out on the water and shredding (surf lingo) the waves in no time. So grab your towel, throw on some sunscreen, and let’s hit the water!

Know Before You Go

Thanks to the wonders of the internet you can plan where and when to surf on Ocean Isle Beach by checking out one of the many surf reports that are available right from your smartphone. Here are a few links to the best ones.

What To Bring

You found the perfect waves, or maybe you’re all signed up for your first lesson. Now the question is what to bring? Nothing is worse than getting to the beach and having your day ruined because you forgot the little things. Instructors we talked to advised to bring the following with you:

Beach Towel-Sounds crazy, but apparently it is the most common thing folks forget to bring.

Sunscreen-Remember Ocean Isle Beach has the beautiful Carolina sun and you don’t want your day ruined by a sunburn.

Hat-Protecting your noggin from the sun with a hat is especially helpful while on the beach before you hit the water.

Bottle of Water-Surfing is great exercise. Who doesn’t want a surfer’s body! You’ll want to stay hydrated to be at your best.

Rashguards-These are great for not only protecting your skin from the sand and surf, but many have built-in UV protection.

Snack– Toss in a granola bar or something you can nosh on in between sets (we sound like surfer already).

Learn To Ride The Waves

Want to ride the waves and hang ten like the dudes in the video? Well, you’re in luck, because here on Ocean Isle Beach we have some great surf schools that will get you up and surfing in no time. Since you know the surf report, your backpack is packed and it is now time to find the perfect surf school or camp. Here are some of the best on Ocean Isle Beach.

Carolina School of Surf offers folks the opportunity to learn from some of the best. The friendly staff offer lessons for all ages. This summer there are even great summer camps for the kids. The school is located at 44 East 1st Street, Ocean Isle Beach. If you would like to call to get more information they can be reached at (910) 713-9283. Don’t forget they also offer cool things like SUP Yoga, and SUP lessons in a group or private setting.

OIB Surf Camp is the oldest surf school on Ocean Isle Beach. Since 1992 when local school teacher Marty Mentzer decided she wanted to share the love of surfing with the local community, boy are we glad she did. You’ll love the passion the instructors at OIB Surf Camp bring to every class. Whether it is a group class or private class you’ll fall in love with surfing the OIB. You can call Marty and her staff at (910) 200-3469.

Blue Planet Watersportsoffers folks group or private surfing lessons. One of their best deals is a $40.00 one hour class that can be added to any surfboard rental. Want to know more? Give them a call at (910) 579-2628.

Need Gear?

Already know how to surf but don’t feel like bringing all your gear on your Ocean Isle Beach vacation? No problem. There are lots of places on Ocean Isle Beach that can get you geared up and on the waves in no time. From longboards to performance boards the equipment you need is just a few steps away.

Salty’s Surf Shop & Rentals

Serving the Ocean Isle Beach area since 1983, Salty’s has everything you need to hit the waves. You can find them at

12 E. First Street

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

(910) 579-6223

Surf Unlimited

Since 1980 Surf Unlimited has been providing Ocean Isle Beach visitors great service and surf gear. Stop by and see them at

17 Causeway Drive

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

(910) 579-1525

Blue Planet Watersports

With a wide selection of equipment to choose from and available online reservations, you’ll find the guys and gals at Bluewater are here to help you get on the water

7156 Beach Drive

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

(910) 579-2628

Few things are as thrilling as feeling the power of the waves on a surfboard. We hope today we’ve given you all the information you need to have a great surfing outing on Ocean Isle Beach. From beginners to pros we have the waves, the schools and the equipment to make your trip a success. We also have the perfect vacation home. Need help finding that perfect Ocean Isle Beach vacation home close to the water? Give one of our friendly reservationists a call at (800) 727-9222 or click the button below and visit us online!

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