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Ride the Wind is a full service surf shop, offering surf instruction, surf camps, surf & kayak rentals, Standup Paddleboarding, and the latest in surf apparel, footwear, and sunglasses.
486 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-6311
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My first visit was in May 2018, and everyone was super nice and helpful. Sam my instructor for my one hour lesson was super patient. I am a bigger women who is not in shape, at all, but he helped a lot, and was super...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visit Ocracoke twice a year. Our family and friends love to shop at Ride the Wind surf shop. Great clothing for adults and teens. Have even purchased surf boards there!!

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Our kayaking tour with Alex was amazing. We booked ahead for a sunset tour and it was perfect. Alex is a terrific guide, knowledgable and friendly, full of local pirate lore as well as info on the flora and fauna (and the challenges they face)...More

Thank RTMilner
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I rented a surfboard for a week and a couple of paddleboards for an hour. Had a great time, it was super easy, and everybody there was very helpful.

Thank Nate K
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We rented a tandem kayak for the week from Ride the Wind. They delivered and picked up the kayak from our vacation rental home on Ocracoke with no hassles. Highly recommended!

Thank stustang05
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Such a great and fun way to see the island from the water. Head to Turtle creek if you can and be charmed by the turtles, egrets and herons. Springers Point beach is a perfect picnic stop. Ride the Wind provided excellent service (with helpful...More

Thank ML M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Took a kayak tour last year which was fantastic! This year, just rented a couple kayaks...great price, excellent service...couldn’t have been a better experience. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome. Great service. Good equipment. Wonderful views. We’ve rented from them Many times and will do so again.

Thank JasonJasonJasonD
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This was our first visit to Ocracoke Island, so we wanted to rent a kayak. My wife and I took one of the tandem kayaks to a quite beach and it was gorgeous. Probably the highlight of our trip. It was very relaxing. The staff...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Upon deciding on a whim to do some kayaking in Ocracoke, my wife and I walked down to Ride the Wind's location right on Irvin Garrish Hwy and found Bob attending to the equipment by the waterside. He walked us across the street to the...More

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Mandi S
27 May 2018|
Response from sdfitch | Reviewed this property |
It was $85 for two people in their own kayak. I would the child can swim it would be safe at any age. Ride the Wind may have age requirements.
17 May 2015|
Response from Surfocracoke | Property representative |
Our tours are 2 hours and are $39 per person. A week in advance is normally sufficient, but you can check availability online at our website and book up until the day before the tour. Hope to see you soon...Bob