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Keeping the soul on the Outer Banks since 1971



our story

 In 1971 Barton Decker and a few of his friends came down to Hatteras to open a Surf Shop in the quiet town of Waves, NC. At the time there wasn’t much there, only 25 mailboxes for residents at the post office. They came to surf and spend their summer away from home in what they considered paradise. What was going to be just a few summers turned into over 40 years. We have broadened our horizons over the years and fell in love with Windsurfing, Kiting, and Paddleboarding. Though a lot has changed since then, there is at least one thing that hasn’t: our love for the water and our passion for these sports. We are lucky enough to work spreading the stoke of Surfing, Kiting, Windsurfing, SUP to others through lessons and providing people with quality gear. It is a way of life that allows us to connect with great people doing what we love! 


lessons from the best!

Working with you to get you where you want to be! Click photos for more info!

meet the crew!


Owner & Founder
kite & windsurf instructor.

Barton helped pioneer surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding on Hatteras Island for over 40 years. Barton is honest and straight to the point, which has gained him life long friends and customers from the shop. 



Shop manager.
kite & surf instructor.
. Airush kites rider.

Reider has been kiteboarding for 15 years,  teaching kiteboarding for 8 years and sponsored by Airush for 5 years. Reider specializes in strapless kiteboarding and loves giving tips from beginners to experience riders.


Shop manager.
kite & surf instructor.
master of stoke.

Alex is stoked. Just in general about most everything all the time. His attitude is contagious in the best way. Getting students hyped on trying new things and giving them the confidence to make it happen.

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Hatteras Island Surf Shop


25410 NC Highway 12 

Waves, NC 27982

Hatteras Island Sail Shop


25195 Lela Court

Waves, NC 27982