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Experience more adventure, fun, and style with Kitty Hawk Surf Company. As the trusted Outer Banks retailer for all top surf and lifestyle brands, including, Hurley, Billabong, RVCA, The North Face, Patagonia, Salt Life, Salty Crew, Volcom, O’Neill, Roxy, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Hobie, Catch Surf, Under Armour, Reef, Rainbow and more, you will always find the latest fashions and trends available in store. Our unmatched quality and service makes us a favorite for locals and visitors alike, and our easy to shop layout allows you to find your next purchase a breeze.

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Kitty Hawk Surf Company has been offering premium quality brands and superior customer service and surf brand and watersports knowledge throughout the Outer Banks. The excitement doesn’t end in shopping either. Kitty Hawk Surf Company in Nags Head also offers Stanley, the bucking mechanical shark! Can you stay on through Cowboy mode?! Stop in to rent a surf board, stand up paddle board, kayak, bike or body board to carry the fun into the water. Our knowledgeable staff will help to outfit you with the brand new shred sled, boards, kayaks or Hobie to make it an unforgettable trip! Visit khsurf.com to learn more about our brand offerings, events, and for your nearest location to be the best dressed and for the best gear on the beach!

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Top Brands in Water Sports Equipment and Rentals on the Outer Banks!

Looking to spend your time in the water on a new, used or rental board? Search no further than Kitty Hawk Surf Company. We have the largest selection of new, used and rental boards on the beach and experts on staff to guide you through your purchase or rental. Kitty Hawk Surf Co is also your headquarters for accessories, including wax, leashes, paddles, life jackets, Sun Bum sunscreen and so much more! Don’t miss the excellent collection of Penny Boards, long boards, Hobies and water safety equipment.

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T-Shirts, Footwear, Jewelry, and More!

Shopping for the perfect gift? Kitty Hawk Surf Company features one of the largest selections of surf apparel, jewelry, footwear, backpacks, headwear, accessories, gifts and more from brands such as Hurley, Herschel, O’Neill, RVCA, Roxy, Patagonia, The North Face, Salt Life, Fish Hippie and more. Looking for quality footwear? Kitty Hawk Surf Company carries a wide selection of leading brands such as Sanuk, Rainbow, Olukai, and more.

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Hours
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-453-4999 for current hours.
  • Monday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Tuesday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Wednesday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Thursday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Friday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Saturday8:00am-10:30pm
  • Sunday8:00am-10:30pm
The Cotton Gin

The Cotton Gin

Jarvisburg location is temporally closed. For those traveling to the Outer Banks, The Cotton Gin is a beloved landmark with its large windmill and picturesque gardens. The Cotton Gin has stood in the same location since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing to a gift store with 4 locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in our main store in Jarvisburg, as well as our beach stores in Corolla, Duck, and Nags Head. Explore room after room filled with décor for your home and coastal fashions for both men and women. Discover the brands you really want, like, Vera Bradley, Vineyard Vines, La Mer Luex, Simply Southern, Lindsay Phillips, Scout, Pandora, Kameleon, Brighton, Spartina, Tommy Bahama, Southern Tide and Salt Life and Old Guys Rule - all under one roof!

 

Don’t forget the gourmet market, or shop our beautiful linens for your bedroom and bath. We also feature coastal books and fine art, or just a whimsical fun gift to bring home to family and friends. Stop by soon and don’t forget to try our estate grown wines in our stores or visit our vineyard and winery, Sanctuary Vineyards, located adjacent to the original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg.

 

Most know The Cotton Gin as a must-stop shop for fine gifts, beachwear, souvenirs and so much more, but this retailer has a long-standing history within the Outer Banks. A local landmark that holds almost a century of memories, The Cotton Gin started from humble beginnings and continues to adapt to the times and tourists. Tommy Wright’s family has been in the Outer Banks for nearly 200 years. His great-great grandfather, Jacob Francis Wright, shipwrecked in Duck back in the early 1800s. Calling these barrier islands his new home, Wright and his family acclimated to their new environment.

 

Adaptation is a common theme for the Wright family. Tommy and his wife Candace, who continue to steer The Cotton Gin, have seen not only their business change with the times, but the Outer Banks as a vacation destination as well. A farm market in Jarvisburg eventually transformed and flourished into several retail locations dotting the Outer Banks.

 

“As the area changed and tourism took off in the 1960s, the family saw people coming for vacations, so they began to grow vegetables and things developed from there,” says Tommy Wright. The Wright family expanded upon the farm market and began to remodel a working cotton gin, later transforming the gin into The Cotton Gin general store in the late 1960s. While the additions to the farm store drew visitors, it was their encounters with the Wright family that kept people coming back year after year, which is something that remains true today.

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