25th Annual Surfrider Paddle Race

Please join us for the
25th Annual Surfrider Paddle Race!

Join the Surfrider Foundation when you register and get $5 off race entry fee!


Saturday August 4th

Registration 9 – 9:45 am
Races start at 10 am


KDH Bath House

Ocean Bay Blvd Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills
(across from Stop & Shop)


Register Online Here

Click the link above to register here on our website. You can optionally pay safely and securely through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with your credit card.

Download Registration Form Here

Print, complete, and mail with payment to the address listed on the form.

NOTE: Do not mail your registration form or payment less than 3 days before the event. If you have not yet mailed it, just bring it with you on race day. 

Make Checks Payable to:
Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter

For questions or more information on Surfrider’s Paddle Race, contact:
Ivy Ingram

Hands Across the Sand Outer Banks 2018

Saturday May 19 9:30 – 10:30
Bonnett Street Beach Access

Join us in holding hands against offshore oil drilling! Please arrive by 9:30 am at Bonnett St Access in Nags Head. We will hear a few short speeches and line up by 10am for a photo and drone footage.

2017 Outer Banks Beach Sweep

2017 Beach Sweep RESULTS!
Thank you to everyone that participated!

Participants: 195
Estimated Weight Collected: 927.75 lbs
Distance Cleaned: 72.9 miles
Number of Bags Filled: 95.25
Cigarettes: 3740
Food Wrappers: 754
Take Out Plastics: 54
Take Out Foam: 41
Bottle Caps Plastic: 649
Bottle Caps Metal: 136
Plastic Lids: 181
Straws: 311
Forks, Knives, Spoons: 63
Plastic Bottles: 414
Glass Bottles: 89
Beverage Cans: 320
Plastic Grocery Bags: 160
Other Plastic Bags: 149
Paper Bags: 32
Cups & Plates Paper: 35
Cups & Plates Plastic: 65
Cups & Plates Foam: 60
Fishing Gear: 3
Fishing Buoys, Pots & Traps: 28
Fishing Nets & Pieces: 56
Fishing Line: 58
Rope: 77
6-Pack Holder: 6
Other Plastic/Foam Packaing: 264
Other Plastic Bottles: 64
Strapping Bands: 74
Tobacco Packaging Wrap: 72
Condoms: 6
Diapers: 8
Syringes: 0
Tampons: 12
Appliances: 0
Balloons: 135
Cigar Tips: 153
Cigarette Lighters: 14
Construction Materials: 231
Fireworks: 25
Tires: 8
Foam Pieces: 749
Glass Pieces: 124
Plastic Pieces: 1397


This year will be the 31st Annual Beach Sweep across the Outer Banks. Dare County residents have been strong supporters of the event since its inception in 1987.

In 2016 we had over 270 volunteers in Dare County pick up over 750 lbs of debris! We are aiming even higher this year.

How can you help?

On the day of the event, please visit one of the below zone locations between 9 am and 12 noon. You will get trash bags, cleanup gear, and direction on where to clean. Then bring your completed data cards to the Outer Banks Brewing Station from 12-4 as your ticket to TrashFest!

  • Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School (Free Kayak Rentals!)
  • Chicahauk (Southern Shores)
  • Kitty Hawk Bath House
  • Avalon Pier
  • Kill Devil Hills Bath House
  • Bonnett Street
  • Jennette’s Pier

Become a sponsor!

If you would like to sponsor this event, please download the Big Sweep Sponsorship Form.

Should you have any questions please contact Scott Lawrence at 573-9869 or via email at Scott@boldprintdesign.com.

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Outer Banks Brewing Station  
Bold Print Design Studio CARDESLOGO

Crawford Cottage

Crawford Cottage

   Shoshin Technologies
Atlantic Realty of the Outer Banks  WEBsm300black-WITHaTWIST-logo
  SURF_PEDIATRICS  RoseHarrisonGilreathLRG

Special Thanks to All of Our Zone Captains:

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