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Address: 39450 NC Highway 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
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+1 252-995-5000
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Located at the north end of Avon, Ocean Air's soundfront facility offers a...

Located at the north end of Avon, Ocean Air's soundfront facility offers a variety of activities and adventures for people of all ages and experience levels. The staff at Ocean Air Sports is ready to help you add excitement to your vacation! Learn to kiteboard, windsurf, stand-up paddle, or surf by taking a lesson with one of their experienced instructors or take an exhilarating jet ski ride on the largest course in the Outer Banks. Enjoy the beauty and nature of your surroundings on a guided eco-tour or rent your own kayak, paddleboard, or sailboat. Ocean Air also offers classes and camps for children and adults covering a variety of topics such as outdoor exploration, watersports adventures, yoga, and art. Spend the day on the Pamlico Sound enjoying Ocean Air's boat launch, wildlife viewing boardwalk, convenience store, or on-site restaurant and find your answer to "What's fun on this island?"

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Amazing staff & water access!

I had an amazing windsurfing vacation @ Ocean Air! Everyone on staff was super helpful & friendly. I highly recommend them for anything/everything windsurf-related & for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
sam8e8n
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing windsurfing vacation @ Ocean Air! Everyone on staff was super helpful & friendly. I highly recommend them for anything/everything windsurf-related & for accommodations, too! They have a fantastic assortment of windsurfing gear - for all levels - for both rental & purchase. I left my gear at home, but was still able to rent a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ocean Air has a wide selection of gear available for the companies they represent. They're helpful and supportive in working on figuring out what you need and helping you with it. Windsurf is stronger though they have the Kiting gear too. They have a strong rental department too. And you can demo much gear prior to purchase.

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Thank L D
Intervale, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ocean Air was able to customize the lesson to what we specifically needed. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and, despite some really rainy weather, flexible on taking us out for a lesson.

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Thank Paula C
Clifton Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My 16 year old son and I visited the shop and took lessons from Chris recently. I've been a coach for many years and appreciate the passion that Chris has for the sport of kiteboarding! Very focused on safety first and has a great talent for explaining the physics of harnessing the wind safely. Memories that will last a lifetime!... More 

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Thank David C
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The environment (the winds) speaks for itself, but the employees made our two visits here memorable. Day 1 was for waverunning, day 2 for hobie sailing...and, in both cases, the employees were extremely friendly, calm and helpful. We are definitely returning next year.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Excellent class on windsurfing and very friendly staff. Had a lot of fun learning and then going out on my own. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Animefan2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Great shop, especially for North Kiteboarding parts. They helped me out when I needed spare parts very urgently, and made it possible for me to enjoy my holidays in the Caribbean! :-)

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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been vacationing in Avon for the last eight years and always go to Ocean Air Sports while we're there. My husband is a kite boarder and they have a fantastic inventory of quality merchandise. They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. (Special thanks to Chris, Brian, Danny, & Ken!) We have also rented kayaks and stand-up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

My family has been renting windsufing equipment from Ocean Air (formerly Windsurfing Hatteras) for around 2 decades. We have never been disappointed. They have great variety of very new and diverse equipment. For example last June, I was able to try out the innovative 120 Atom IQ board (I am a chemist and of course I like the name) from... More 

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Mogadore, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Instructions were clear and easy to understand. The course was well laid out. Even when we tipped the jet ski we felt we were safe. Really a fun time...

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