Corolla Sports & Outdoors

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    Surf Shop at night
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    Corolla Surf Shop

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Surf Shop at night

    I took this picture of the Corolla Surf Shop when we went to dinner one night. It was in the same area as the restaurant.

    There are two or three shops and they rent and sell surfboards, boogie boards, skateboards, clothing, and accessories. They also teach surfing. These are at the on-line store.

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    If you click on the link to the store, it will show you the surfing weather today.

    Equipment: The website says:

    From late May all the way through mid-August, I would recommend a board with some volume to it. Whether you are body boarding or surfing, floatation is the key. For you bigger surfers (including myself), that means a long board. Just a reminder, Corolla Surf Shop rents everything from surfboards, high performance body boards, skim boards and wetsuits (including boots and gloves).

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Beaches
    • Surfing

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    Learn how to hang-glide over the barrier islands

    by wahine76 Written Jan 20, 2008

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    A great extreme sport to try while in the Outer Banks is hang-gliding! You can either do it solo in the sand dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park or tandem with an instructor flying at an altitude of 1,500 to 5,2800 ft high if you are more adventurous. You'll learn to fly at an altitude with an instructor in the glider with you and then towed behind an ultra light plane. The hang glider is equipped with wheels for an easy launch and landing. You will learn to coordinate turns, control air speed, make an approach and land the glider.

    This is the most state-of-the-art training available, and is perfect for students who want to get an overall perspective of the sport and a bird's eye view of the Outer Banks coastline above the Currituck Sound. No experience is necessary.

    There are 3 types of tandem aero-tow lessons:
    - 1,500 ft / $115.00
    - 2,000 ft / $129.00
    - Mile High (5,280 ft) / $249.00

    For an extra cost of about $35.00, you can be photographed while hang gliding (24 roll).

    I personally did it myself and it was one of the most amazing experience! It wasnt scary at all. I'm now ready to go ski-diving! :) I encourage everyone to try it while in the Outer Banks!

    Equipment: You won't need anything special except for something warm to wear, good running shoes and sunglasses to protect your eyes. All the equipment is included and provided by Kitty Hawk Kites.

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  • Easy fishing!

    by mj111 Written Oct 4, 2005

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    Small Flounder

    For those of us that love to fish the north beaches of corolla provide an oustanding opportunity to catch a multitude of species. Most people think that surf fishing involve expensive gear and the ability to cast a mile. Not true. The fish generally run in the first "trough" which is about 50 feet from surf edge. simple bottom rigs with 3-6 ozs of lead depending on the conditions. Ask for "sputnik" weights at TW's tackle by the Food Lion in Corolla they hold the bottom perfectly. As for bait simply use small pieces of cut Mullett or squid. Blood worm or Blood worm imitation works well for small Spot and croaker {which can also be cut into bait}. Use Small "circle hooks" to attach the bait. Two hook rigs are great. One hook set close to the bottom and one a couple feet farther up the line will get the baits seen. Also at you will want to pick up as many "sand spikes" as you have fishing rods. "sand spikes" are stuck into the sand and the rod is stuck into it so you dont have to hold the rod all the time when fishing. thereby freeing up your hands to accomodate cool beverages. good luck! feel free to Email me at MIKEJANECEK2@AOL.COM with any questions.

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    Back Country Outfitters & Guides

    by grandmaR Written Mar 25, 2005

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    Sign at night

    I took this picture when we went to dinner in Corolla one night because I thought it was a cute sign.

    Equipment: Their website says:

    Back Country Outfitters & Guides specializes in family oriented nature tours through the 12 mile strand of the Outer Banks we call the BACK COUNTRY. You’ll explore over 30 miles of beach, dune and back country trails in our family sized 4WD SUV’s with our trained naturalists to discover the Outer Banks' abundant shorelife and experience an up close visit with the legendary wild Spanish Mustangs brought to our shores by Spanish Conquistadors nearly 500 years ago

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    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Whalehead Club Boat Ramp

    by grandmaR Written Mar 24, 2005

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    Whalehead Club public boat ramp

    The sign on the side of this picture says "Only Vehicles with Trailers Beyond This Point" This is at the Whalehead Club in Corolla.

    There are other Public Launch Ramps at the following locations:
    # Soundside end of Wampum Drive in Duck
    # Bob Perry Road on Kitty Hawk Bay in Kitty Hawk
    # Avalon Beach off Bay Drive in Kill Devil Hills (small boats only)
    # Washington Baum Bridge on Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, opposite Pirate's Cove
    # Thicket Lump Marina near Thicket Lump Lane in Wanchese
    # Foot of the bridge leading to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo
    # Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
    # Oceanside end of Lighthouse Road in Buxton
    # Frisco Cove in Frisco
    # Between Cedar Island/Swan Quarter ferry docks on Ocracoke Island

    Related to:
    • Fishing
    • Water Sports
    • Sailing and Boating

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