Category Archives: Events

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.

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.

spring is coming farmdog surf school nags head surf lessons surf camp sup standup paddle outer banks obx kill devil hills kdh momentum fitness bootcamp

Spring is Coming…

Punxsutawney Phil and Farmdog agree…Spring is coming! Phil saw no shadow and we see no reason not to start planning your spring break and summer adventures. We are offering 10% OFF all bookings until Sunday, March 20th (the first day of Spring!) This includes private and/or group Surf and SUP lessons, camps, and tours. Try a scenic Sunset SUP Tour, enroll your kids in our 3-Day Surf Camp, or book a Group Lesson for a corporate team-building exercise. Use offer code: spring2016 at checkout.

Farmdog Surf School spring is coming surf sup shop sip nags head surf lessons standup paddle board sup obx surf camp momentum fitness

SURF SUP SHOP SIP…Spring 2016!

Spring is coming farmdog surf school momentum fitness outer banks early spring OBX surf and sup lessons beach rentals tours surf camp nags head kill devil hills kdh duck corolla

Spring is coming early and Farmdog Surf School is ready to get you in the water! Offering private and group surf and SUP lessons, camps, tours, rentals and more on the Outer Banks. Get 10% off on all bookings made by March 20th, 2016.

And just in time for Spring, we are breathing new life into Farmdog Surf School by bringing you some BIG changes for 2016! (You know we can’t sit still during the Winter). We are stoked to be partnering with our friends at Momentum Fitness. Offering innovative fitness classes and beach bootcamps, we feel that their locally owned and operated business goes hand-in-hand with our vision of promoting healthy, active lifestyles on the Outer Banks. Owners Aaron Saunders and Noah Snyder are hard at work putting the final touches on their NEW gym space in the rear of our shop. Stay tuned for class offerings, schedules, and special Farmdog promotions for members.

Spring is coming Noah Snyder momentum fitness farmdog surf school bootcamp surf lessons outer banks OBX nags head kill devil hills SUP surf camp spring 2016

Noah tests out the new gym floors for the Momentum Fitness location inside Farmdog Surf School…coming Spring 2016!

In addition to our new “roommates,” Farmdog Surf School will be getting some fresh inventory in the shop. Expect to see new surf and standup paddle boards and accessories, beach cruisers in a rainbow of bright colors and our brand new 2016 apparel collection for men, women, and kids. Spring is coming! And that means Summer is right around the corner.

Farmdog Surf School surf SUP standup paddle nags head beach rentals surf lessons outer banks spring 2016 surf camp sunset SUP tour

Farmdog Surf School has a wide selection of surfboards, standup paddle boards, kayaks, bikes and more. New inventory for 2016 arriving soon! Located at Milepost 10.5 in Nags Head.

Farmdog Surf School surf SUP standup paddle nags head beach rentals surf lessons outer banks spring 2016 surf camp sunset SUP tour

Labor Day Weekend Used Equipment Sale

It’s here! Labor Day weekend, marking the end of the summer season AND our annual used equipment sale. Save big on used surfboards, standup paddle boards, bikes, kayaks, and more. This year we are also having an awesome sale on our Farmdog apparel and wetsuits by Xcel, Hyperflex, Ripcurl and more. Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7 from 7am-7pm. See you there!


2015 Preseason Discount for the Holidays

Holiday 2014 Promotion

We all have enough stuff. This holiday season, give the gift of stoke!

We are offering 10% off all lesson, camp, and rental bookings until January 1st. Just use promotion code: 2014_Holiday at checkout when you book online. You can also book by phone or in store.

Gadgets get upgraded and clothes are outgrown but your experience surfing or stand-up paddle boarding on the beautiful barrier islands of the Outer Banks will stay with you for years to come.

*NEW IN 2015*

When the cold weather sets in you can a) get cabin fever or b) get creative. We’ve chosen the latter and have come up with some exciting new offerings for our 2015 season. Here is a quick rundown:


Siren Surf Camp: Three days of surf, SUP, and yoga specifically geared toward women ages 18 and up. Tues-Thurs from 8-11am. Includes all equipment, refreshments, a long sleeve rashguard, and a “Sippin’ Social” on Thursday evening. The perfect activity if you’re on a girls getaway or want to do more than just sit on the beach during your vacation. Meet like-minded women and embrace your inner mermaid!

Three-lesson package: Save $60 when you book a prepaid package to get three private surf or SUP lessons under your belt. Choose your own schedule, our booking system will store your remaining credit. A great way to build on your skills. Create your own surf camp for your vacation week or space out lessons to use over time.

–  Multiple camper discount: Have a couple rugrats that want to sign up for surf camp? We now offer a discount for multiple campers/siblings that book together. Also applies to the Siren Surf Camp. $25 off when you book 2 campers at once, $50 off for 3 or more campers.

Save 10% on this and more when you book before January 1st! To see all we have to offer, click on the “Book a Lesson” button on our homepage. (Gift certificates reflecting your purchase are available if you would like to have a physical gift to give. We ship!)



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.


book now

Farmdogs Gets Festive for a Good Cause


Farmdog Surf School is excited to partner with the Dare County Arts Council to host our first annual holiday event, Deck the Walls: Holiday Party & Art Market on December 20th from 5-9pm. We’ll pack the house with booths of local artists and craftspeople selling their work, just in time for Christmas. Live music will be provided by local musicians to keep things swingin’ and the Farmdog crew will be serving up fresh juices and smoothies, coffee, hot chocolate, spirits, and more. All food and beverage proceeds will benefit the DCAC’s Community Music School. If you’re on the Outer Banks for the holidays, we hope to see you there! Tacky sweaters encouraged.

UPDATE | Our first annual art market with the Dare County Arts Council went off without a hitch. The turnout was beyond our expectations and every corner of the big blue building was buzzing with art vendors and holiday shoppers making merry and supporting the local art and craft scene. From paintings and photography, to stained glass, handmade jewelry, homemade baked goods and pickled produce, our vendors covered the artistic spectrum with a wide array of wares. Local musicians Ed Tupper, Joey LaFountaine and Stephen Brown, along with a few special guests throughout the night, kept the mood alive and helped us discover that our giant concrete shop has some pretty nice acoustics. The night ended by raffling off the grand prize, a chrome Retrospec Siddhartha single-speed cruiser, the proceeds of which went to the Community Music School along with all proceeds from alcohol sales. Check out some photos of the event below and keep your ears open for news of our next event…

995000_10101520238167543_1036174362_n 1512444_10101520238322233_1803445111_n 1504050_10101520238451973_1791230111_n 1480739_10101520238706463_677811472_n 1499417_10101520238851173_551719695_n 1501787_10202969768824525_822602473_n 1525261_10101520238955963_6225823_n