Wrightsville Beach is known as one of the premiere watersports destinations on the East Coast. Named "North Carolina's most naturally gifted water sport hub” by Men’s Journal, there’s no better place to become one with the water. From surfing and sailing to paddleboarding and kayaking, the ways to make a splash at Wrightsville Beach are endless. You can check out the current surf conditions anytime right here.

Sailing Through Crystal Blue Waters

Get out on the water with one of Wrightsville Beach’s premier sailing adventures. Wrightsville Performance Sailing offers day, sunset and night cruises; part-day and full-day charters and sailing lessons with an experienced captain along the iconic waters of Banks Channel, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.  Gain independence on the water with the Blockade Runner Sailing School offering their two-day ASA 101 US Coast Guard approved Safe Boating Course which instructs on basic skills and consists of seven hours a day on the water with plenty of hands-on training.

Catch a Wave

Take a surf lesson or attend one of the beach’s many surf schools or camps and see why Wrightsville Beach is known as a surfing hot spot.  Offering both group and private lessons for all ages and skill levels, island surf schools offer the chance to learn from certified instructors focused on fun and water safety.  The beach’s surf camps give kids the chance to learn how to surf in a group setting with other students their age, resulting in an educational, one-of-a-kind surfing experience.

Paddle Your Heart Out

Want to take part in one of the world’s fastest growing sports?  Grab a paddle and try standup paddleboarding for a unique water adventure.  Rent a paddleboard, or take a private or group SUP lesson and explore the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.  With lessons available for all ages and skill levels, paddleboarding is an experience any beachgoer can enjoy.

Boating Fun Ahoy

Cruise through the island’s scenic waterways and salt marshes aboard a kayak or sailboat for a day full of water activities. With rentals and tours available, you can see new views of Wrightsville Beach from the Intracoastal Waterway either with a group, or at your own pace.