4 Activities that are Perfect to Learn in Currituck

July 17, 2015

There is no better place to spend a family vacation than on the Currituck Outer Banks. The diverse landscape offered by the area creates the perfect place to learn just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. In addition, family vacations in Currituck County represent a great opportunity for the entire family to learn something new while enjoying each other’s company. Find out some of the best activities and sports to learn when you visit Currituck.


The Outer Banks have long been known as an east coast surfing hot spot. The Currituck Outer Banks‘ coastline is located closer to the continental shelf than much of the east coast, meaning that waves generated hundreds miles off the coast have a much easier time finding their way to our beaches. For that reason, Corolla is an excellent place to learn the Hawaiian art of wave riding. There is a variety of surf schools to choose from in the area, so find one that fits your schedule and book a lesson with an experienced instructor. Most beginner surf lessons entail learning how to stand up on the board, basic surf terminology, water safety, learning how to catch waves, and situational awareness. A morning spent riding waves for the first time is an experience you and your family members will never forget!


Fishermen who visit the Currituck Outer Banks benefit from the seemingly endless fishing options. Corolla is bordered by the Currituck sound to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. These two very different bodies of water offer different fishing conditions on a daily basis. Whether you are looking for a doormat sized flounder or a late summer Spanish mackerel caught in turquoise blue water, you will have the chance to catch the fish of your choice in Corolla! Show your son, daughter, friend, or family member the joy of fishing during your next OBX vacation on the Currituck Outer Banks.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

SUPing or stand up paddle boarding has taken the watersports world by storm and its popularity is well warranted. The sport has something to offer people of all walks of life and is quite easy to learn. Enjoy a sunset cruise while simultaneously getting a great workout. If you enjoy a little more action, then take your SUP skills to the surf and ride the awesome waves of Corolla. Is yoga your thing? If so, then challenge yourself to a SUP yoga session! Take advantage of the many SUP tour companies in the area or simply rent one from one of the local outdoor stores, surf shops, or equipment rental companies.


Learn to sail during your Corolla vacation! The consistent winds and shallow waters of the Currituck Sound are perfect for Hobie Cats, Sunfishes, and other boats that draw only a few feet of water. There are multiple sailing schools in the area that are great for beginners!

No matter what activity you choose to learn while in Currituck, the surrounding beautify of the area and the local businesses that operate here are sure to provide you with a fun, yet informational experience. If you are lucky, you could learn a new hobby that will provide you with enjoyment and exercise for years to come!