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Farmdog Surf School Demo Day for International Surfing Day 6/16

Celebrate International Surfing Day this Saturday (6/16) with Farmdog Surf School! Depending on the swell*, we will be set up at Abalone Street beach access (across from Farmdogs) from 1pm to 4pm offering free surfboard demos**. Come sample our selection and find the perfect shred stick or just have a great time! To top it off, get 20% off new boards and surf gear in the shop.  We hope to see you at the beach!

*If Lake Atlantic rears its ugly head we will cancel the event Saturday morning 🙁
**To take one of our boards out, please stop in the shop across the street before heading to the beach to sign our activity waiver.


Try one of our used short boards or long boards and if you love it you can take home your very own new or used board just like it! We have a range of sizes in each style of board we carry.

The Best Preseason Deal of the Year available through May 8.

The Best Preseason Deal of the Year

The Best Preseason Deal of the Year only comes around once a year!  Now that there is finally a taste of Spring in the air, it’s time to book some Activities, Rentals or Beach Cabana Services at the best price you will see all year.

For a limited time, take 20% off ANY Farmdog Surf School Activity, Rental or Service.  As long as you place your booking before the end of the May 8th, you can save 20% on anything we offer at any point in the year!  The 20% discount will apply ON TOP of any multi camper discount for any of our 3 and 5 day Surf and Adventure Camps.

The Best Preseason Deal of the Year available through May 8.

When the offer is The Best Preseason Deal of the Year, a picture is worth a thousand words.







The Best Preseason Deal of the Year:

  • Use on ANY Booking
  • Use on any combination of Bookings
  • 20% is on top of any multi camper discounts
  • Book online using code “online 20” at checkout
  • Call us on 252 255 2233 and tell us to save you some money!
  • Deal expires on May 8th at Midnight, that’s Two Weeks to procrastinate

Farmdog Surf School is now open from 9 to 5 daily, so we are here to help with any questions.  If you need recommendations for activities or services, feel free to drop us an email as well.  Oh, and we can be reached on that Facebook, Instagram or Twitter thing, too.

Finally, if you haven’t tried our Beach Cabana Set Up Service, now is the time.  The Best Preseason Deal of the Year gets you 20% off the hottest beach service since the dawn of time.

Try this!


OBX Shade with the Best Preseason Deal of the Year

The Best Preseason Deal of the Year will save you some cash on some OBX Shade.


Other Activities in the 5 Day Summer Camp include beach volleyball

5 Day Summer Camp is Back!

Two years ago, Farmdog Surf School launched is first ever 5 Day Summer Camp.  We are pleased to announce that the 5 Day Summer Camp is back, after much popular demand!

Other Activities in the 5 Day Summer Camp include beach volleyball

The 5 Day Summer Camp is Back at Farmdog Surf School.

**5 Day Summer Camp**

Farmdog Surf School’s 5 Day Summer Camp features five full days of supervised surfing, learning, and beach fun for your 8 to 12 year old child. The 5 Day Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday at 9 AM sharp and runs until 3 PM daily.  Camp starts off with a group morning stretch segment. If the surfing conditions look right, we head across the street to the beach for 3 hours of NSSIA Certified Surf Instruction.

After the surf session, we head back to Farmdog Surf School to rinse off and take a lunch break. After lunch, each day there will be fully supervised beach activities provided by Farmdog Super Star Connie Leach, who is ACCA Certified in Spirit Safety. Connie, also a veteran teacher and the President of East Coast Storm Cheer, will lead the kids in beach games, tumbling activities, beach volleyball and more.

*Camp at Farmdog Surf School is tons of fun for kids at the beach!*

Once the afternoon activities are finished, please pick up your kids at Farmdog Surf School. The Summer Day Camp will finish at 3 PM daily.

Summer Day Camp Important Info

– Available to kids 8-12. Only 12 spots per week, so book early.
– Three Weeks are June 18-June 2, July 9-13 and August 6-10
– The price is $379.00 per camper.

What to Bring
– Bring a bag lunch
– Bring proper swim attire and SPF each day

– Wetsuits, surfboards and all other equipment included
– Shaded beach area and water provided
– All Reservations include A Free UV Protection Surf Shirt

***All activities are supervised.***

Book Now!

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Farmdog Surf School Annual Labor Day Weekend Sale

Labor Day Weekend Sale

It’s that time again, the long anticipated Labor Day Weekend Sale at Farmdog Surf School is upon us!  This year, expect the biggest and best sale EVER!

Farmdog Surf School Annual Labor Day Weekend Sale

Save BIG at Farmdog Surf School’s Labor Day Weekend Sale


Here’s what to expect:

  • Soft Top SUP’s as low as $350
  • Carbon/Epoxy SUP’s as low as $499
  • NEW Carbon/Epoxy SUP’s $750
  • NEW Epoxy Surf SUPs $499!
  • Adjustable Used Paddles $36
  • adult’s Used Spring Suits $20
  • Adult’s Used Full Suits starting at $50
  • Used Youth Hurley Full Suit in 3/2 and 4/3 starting at $75
  • Men’s Used Hurley Full Suits starting at $75
  • Used Boogie and Skim Boards $20
  • Beach Cruisers $100
  • Sale on all Farmdog and Hurley Apparel

Just like previous Labor Day Weekend Sales at Farmdog Surf School, the good stuff goes FAST!  In addition to the stuff above, we have surf accessories, sunglasses and sunblock all on sale.  If you are planning a winter trip, stock up now on your favorite Hurley Boardshorts and wetsuits.  Plus, we have sunblock and accessories from Sun Bum on sale.  If you prefer all natural sun blocks, sprays and lotions from Kiss My Face, Stream To Sea and Badger are on sale too.

If you are preparing for a surf trip, all new and used surfboards, boardbags and surf accessories are on sale and ready to roll!  Deck out your board with an OAM leash or traction pad at 40% off.  Score a new Farmdog Surf shortboard for only $350.

Finally, by popular demand, Farmdog Surf School is selling out our Fuji Beach Cruisers.  In use since May, these are the cleanest used cruisers we have ever sold.

In short, our Labor Day Weekend Sale is the best one we’ve ever had.  The deals are great and the selection is deep, so see you this weekend!

Farmdog Surf School offers a Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson

Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson

Farmdog Surf School is offering a Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson from 2 to 4 PM on August 21st, 2017.  This is literally a once in a lifetime activity, as the last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse.

Farmdog Surf School offers a Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson

Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson taking place on August 21



Like all of our Group Surf Lessons, the Solar Eclipse Group Surf Lesson is available to surfers ages 6 and up. Lesons feature NSSIA Certified instruction with a student to instructor ratio of 3 to 1.  The class includes a surfboard and wetsuit, so students only need to bring proper swim attire and a towel.

The class opens with safety instruction followed by a warm up.  After the warm up, instructors demonstrate proper paddling and popping up technique.  Following the short demo, the students take over and practice the fine art of paddling and popping up.  After a few rounds, everyone heads to the water for some coach assisted surfing.  Instructors teach to the level of the student, so if you want to surf better, join the class and make some progress.

Although we won’t see a total eclipse, Nags Head expects a 90% eclipse.

As a refresher, the Solar Eclipse Group Lesson includes:

Lesson Includes:

  • Wetsuit
  • Board
  • 3-1 student to instructor ratio
  • NSSIA Instruction
  • Free Solar Eclipse
  • Once in a lifetime experience

In short, you should sign up.  We’re probably going to fill up really quickly, so if you’re a procrastinator, this is your first and last warning.  Sign up below, or miss out forever!

Book online now!

Disclaimer:  We aren’t providing glasses for this, so don’t stare at the sun.  Duh.

Farmdog Surf School offers a Beach Cabana and Chair Service on the Outer Banks

Beach Cabana and Chair Service

Beach Cabana and Chair Set Up is Farmdog Surf School’s fastest growing service.  Many of you who have taken our lessons or camps have seen us setting up cabanas for our camps and lessons.  However, you may not realize that Farmdog Surf School will set up a Beach Cabana and Chair Service for you and your loved ones and friends.

Farmdog Surf School offers a Beach Cabana and Chair Service on the Outer Banks

Beach Cabana and Chair Service shown at Nags Head Shores

Farmdog Surf School will set up your own Beach Cabana for you and have it up by 10 AM. The service includes a 10 x 10 commercial shelter and six beach chairs. In addition, we can bring you extra chairs and a cooler with ice and a trash can. We offer the service daily for $100, or weekly for $600.

Our customers frequently mention that our Beach Cabana and Chair Service was the highlight of their Outer Banks vacation, and they give us many reasons.  First off, if you are in an ocean front house, how awesome is it to wake up to discover your own personal haven on the beach in front of your cottage?  The answer is that it’s pretty awesome.  Moreover, if you are not ocean front, the fact that you don’t have to carry heavy tents and chairs on your vacation is a major plus.  Furthermore, no matter where you stay, you don’t have to pack your car full of heavy things.  Finally, everyone remarks how much they appreciate a little shade on a hot, sunny day.

The Details

We set up your tent and chairs by 10 AM

You get a text showing your service location.

We affix a sign on the tent with your name on it.

We break down the tent and chairs after 5 PM.

You enjoy the beach without the hassle.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Sale Farmdog Surf School Outer Banks

Tropical Storm Hermine Sale

Tropical Storm Hermine blasted through the Outer Banks over Labor Day Weekend, which interrupted Farmdog Surf School’s annual Labor Day sale.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is we still have tons of stuff to sell, so we are starting over this weekend with a newly dubbed Tropical Storm Hermine Sale.

Tropical Storm Hermine Sale Farmdog Surf School Outer Banks

It’s back on, our Labor…err Tropical Storm Hermine Sale

So, even though the flyer says otherwise, the Tropical Storm Hermine Sale will commence Friday, September 9th, and proceed through the weekend and beyond.  Great deals abound on used (and new) bikes, epoxy stand up paddleboards (SUP’s), soft SUP’s and other used equipment.

The Tropical Storm Hermine Sale also features great deals on brand new Farmdog clothes, hats, and rash guards, including a substantial selection of BOGO free gear.  We also have new wetsuits half off, used wetsuits starting at $15 and many, many more good deals.

While your here, check out our selection of Luke Short, Vampirate and Stacey surfboards, all designed in Australia.  We have surfboards to demo, rent and buy all at unreal prices.  Plenty of used shortboards and funboards to take home at great prices as well.

So, come on down to Farmdog Surf School’s shop on the Beach Road in Nags Head at MP 10.5.  We are open from 7 am to 5 pm daily and you can call us on 252-255-2233.


Farmdog Surf School Powered by Hurley

Farmdog Surf School Powered by Hurley

You read that right, Farmdog Surf School Powered by Hurley.  Farmdog Surf School is proud to announce that we have been sponsored by Hurley for 2016 and hopefully beyond.

Farmdog Surf School Powered by Hurley

The Farmdog is now on the Hurley Team!


Farmdog Surf School is super stoked to have an incredible partner for our surfing journey, Hurley. Hurley makes innovative products for surfing, most famously the Phantom Series boardshort, and the Hurley Surf Team is a dominant force in both men’s and women’s professional surfing on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

You might be wondering what Farmdog Surf School Powered by Hurley means for Farmdog patrons, and it means great new things.  From a lesson perspective, Farmdog Surf School will be phasing in Hurley’s top of the line performance wetsuits for our customers to use in lessons.  Hurley’s suits are designed to fit better, stretch more, and keep you warmer while surfing.  We will also offer Hurley rashguards for use by our customers during activities.  All of our campers will get some free Hurley gear post camp as well.  The quality of the Hurley products used in our activities will help Farmdog Surf School deliver a better quality experience for our participants.

Also, In our newly remodeled store, we will have some co branded hats, t shirts and rashguards available for purchase both in store and online.  And we will have marketing support from a fantastic global brand, who has been a giant in the surf world since 1999.

We will also be offering a Surf With a Pro Elite Surf Class featuring Hurley pro Noah Snyder on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer.  If you are past the beginner stage and want to really progress into modern short board surfing, The Elite Class is the way to go.

Farmdog Surf School is flattered and honored to be Powered by Hurley, an iconic surf brand.  We are excited about the support of a fantastic brand, and we look forward to creating a better experience for our customers.






Duck and Manteo are now served by Farmdog Surf School for Surf and SUP lessons.

Farmdog Surf School expands to Duck and Manteo

Duck and Manteo called, and they want their Farmdog Surf School!  Farmdog Surf School is joining forces with some great local companies to expand their offering of activities.

To begin with, Farmdog Surf School has merged with Outer Banks Paddleboard to provide the highest quality SUP Lessons, Tours and products anywhere.  Outer Banks Paddleboard is owned by Jack Crouch and was operating out of the Nor’ Banks Sailing Center in the Town of Duck.  Jack has started repping for Ocean Lineage and Farmdog Surf School will be carrying SUP’s from Boga and Coreban and SUP accessories ranging from leashes and bags to hydration systems, PFD’s and much more.  Look for Farmdog Surf School to partner up with Jack to do Demo days for Boga and Coreban, plus the Demo fleet will be available for rent and private lessons.

In addition to the merger, Farmdog Surf School will be operating out of Nor’ Banks Sailing Center in Duck for private and group surf lessons in the ocean, and private and group SUP lessons in the ocean.  Farmdog Surf School will now offer full lesson services to clients in Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla!  If you haven’t been to Nor’ Banks, it’s an awesome site on the sound north of the Duck Research Pier.  They have sailing lessons, camps, jet skis, parasailing and more!  Now with Farmdog Surf School doing Surf and SUP lessons, Nor’ Banks is your go to spot for watersports adventures!

Finally, Farmdog Surf School is going to be doing SUP Tours in Manteo, operating out of Roanoke Island Outfitters.  Manteo offers a really unique paddling opportunity for the flat water SUP’er, and RIO is a great operation who has been doing paddle related tours for two decades.  We are stoked to be working with them!  We are also working out the details on doing an SUP Tour in the Everglades with RIO, which will be an amazing adventure.  Stay tuned!

Duck and Manteo are great small towns that retain their Outer Banks charm, and Farmdog Surf School is stoked to offer lessons in two new locations.  So, if your summer plans take you to Duck and Manteo, Farmdog Surf School will be there to serve you!

Duck and Manteo are now served by Farmdog Surf School for Surf and SUP lessons.

Farmdog Surf School is expanding into Duck and Manteo for surf and SUP Lessons.

Group Surf Campss for adults now available at Farmdog Surf School outer Banks

Farmdog Surf School New Surf and SUP Camps for 2014 and preseason discount!

Farmdog Surf School Outer Banks has some great new Surf and SUP Camps for 2014! This summer, we have added two full weeks to our camp programming, starting camps a week earlier in June and extending them a week later in August due to high demand.

In addition to the longer Surf Camp season, Farmdog Surf School Outer Banks is splitting the Surf and Adventure Camp from 2013 into two camps, a Kids Surf And Adventure Camp for children aged 8-12 and a Teen Surf And Adventure Camp for teens ages 13-17.  Each of these camps will still feature Farmdog Surf School’s NSSIA certified instruction, a fully supervised beach environment with beach tents for shade, new, high quality custom Farmdog Surf School soft boards in a variety of sizes and the most thoughtful crew of surf instructors in the Universe!

Part of learning to surf is learning how to handle your board safely when facing incoming waves.

Farmdog Surf School kids moving their boards safely through the white water.

But it ain’t just about the kids at Farmdog Surf School.  In addition to the new kids programs, we are offering two great new courses for adults from 18-80.  The Adult Surf and Adventure Camp and the Adult SUP Camp are a great opportunity for our more mature clients to make legitimate progress in surf and SUP.  Each course will be offered weekly throughout the summer and will feature a yoga warm up, 3 hours a day of high quality, experiential surf or SUP instruction from adult instructors who understand the challenges facing adult board sport learners.

Group Surf Campss for adults now available at Farmdog Surf School outer Banks

Learning to surf in a Farmdog Surf School group camp setting is a great experience.

In addition to all of the great new events, Farmdog Surf School is doing it’s first ever preseason booking discount for online bookings only.  Follow the booking button below and select if you want to book a lesson or a camp.  Find your event, select your dates and enter Polar_Vortex at checkout and save 10% off of your lesson, camp or rental.  Hurry, this offer expires by March 31, 2014.


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