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Where and What to Rent in Wrightsville Beach

The best places for surfboard rentals, paddleboard rentals, and sailboat charters in Wrightsville Beach

Where and What to Rent in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is the perfect place to unwind and relax under the sun.

But if you’re looking for something more active, the locally-run beach shops at Wrightsville have got you covered, too. As author Jason Frye says, “I love Wrightsville Beach for going out with your friends on a boat, or kayaking and paddleboarding. There are a bunch of really good companies that are based out there for rentals.”

Here are the best places to find surfboards, paddleboards, and sailboat excursions in Wrightsville Beach.

SUP from Wrightsville SUP

Wrightsville SUP

Standup paddleboarding is a popular and fun activity in Wrightsville Beach. Michelle Fogle of Fleet Feet includes a SUP session in her ultimate active weekend itinerary and recommends renting from Wrightsville SUP.  You can also rent kayaks, outriggers, and bikes from Wrightsville SUP. Don’t worry beginners - lessons are available.

Board from Ian Balding Custom Shapes and Designs

Wrightsville Beach resident Ian Balding is a custom surfboard and paddleboard builder and the owner of Ian Balding Paddle and Surf and the tour operator Epic Excursions. At Ian Balding Paddle and Surf, travelers of all skill levels can do full-day or multi-day paddleboard rentals on custom, handcrafted boards.

Source: Ian Balding

Bikes at Aussie Island Surf Shop

Biking The Loop

Biking up and down Wrightsville Beach is a great way to take in the scenery and explore the shops, cafes, and juice bars.

Aussie Island Surf Shop offers bike rentals, in addition to surfboards and beach necessities in Wrightsville Beach.

Sailboat from Wrightsville Performance Sailing

Wrightsville Beach

There’s nothing quite like being out on the water on a beautiful afternoon.

With Wrightsville Performance Sailing, you can take a private sailing lesson or go on a charter or cruise.

Wrightsville Performance Sailing offers lessons suitable for all ages and levels of experience, right out of Wrightsville Beach.

Surfboards at South End Surf Shop

South End Surf Shop

Among all activities at the beach, surfing, arguably, remains supreme due to Wrightsville Beach’s amazing surf spots.

For anyone looking to experience Wrightsville Beach’s epic surf breaks, South End Surf Shop offers surfboards, bodyboards, and other beach equipment to keep you out on the water.

Once you've got your gear, take a look at locals' recommendations for the Top Surf Breaks in Wrightsville Beach.