Surfing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding

Chances are if you’re coming to North Myrtle Beach for vacation, you’re going to experience two of our best features, our ocean and our beaches. Whether you enjoy surfing, kayaking or paddleboarding, North Myrtle Beach has plenty of water sports for everyone to enjoy.


If you go to any beach around the world, you’re more than likely going to see a surfer or two trying to catch some waves, and surfing is always at the top of the list of things to do in North Myrtle Beach.

Don’t know how to surf or own a surf board? No problem! You’ll find plenty of places to take surf lessons, rent surf boards and enjoy adaptive surfing.

Kokopelli Surf Camp is a great place for beginners looking to hone their skills. Their three-day camp includes surf lessons, surf games, competitions and more.

If you’re an experienced surfer, make sure to check the local surf rules and surf forecast before hitting the waves.


If spotting loggerhead turtles and paddling through peaceful waters sounds more like your idea of a good time, consider a guided kayak tour. Kayaking in North Myrtle Beach is a great way to enjoy the solitude and serenity of the area’s natural beauty. You might even see some Bottle Nose dolphins!

Both Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions and J & L Kayaks offer kayak rentals and guided tours for all experience levels. Just climb in your kayak and explore Cherry Grove’s salt water creeks, travel out to a private beach on Waites Island, paddle through the calm waters of the marsh, or float downstream on the Waccamaw River.


Can’t decide between surfing and kayaking? Enjoy the best of both worlds with paddleboarding. Paddleboarding in North Myrtle Beach is a great way to explore the area, relax and take in the views.

If you’re ready to try something new, you can book paddleboard rentals and tours with Kokopelli Surf Camp, and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions in North Myrtle Beach.

The following locations offer surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding in North Myrtle Beach and the greater Myrtle Beach area.

Things to Do

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions offers daily and weekly kayak rentals, as well as guided kayak tours. Reservations are required for tours.

Owned and operated by local surfers, Kokopelli Surf Camp offers surf lessons, as well as guided kayak and paddleboarding tours. Surf instructors have 10+ years of surfing experience.

J&L is a veteran owned kayaking company offering a variety of tours and rentals. The truly adventurous can even rent a hammock for overnight kayaking excursions.

Relax on serene rivers or take on the waves of the Atlantic while paddleboarding with Atlantic Watersports in North Myrtle Beach.

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Glass Bottom Kayak Tours offers unique, clear-bottom kayaks that allow you to see the watery world beneath as you paddle along.

Founded in 2010, Jack’s offers surf lessons, paddleboarding and kayaking in the greater Myrtle Beach area.