2018 Outer Banks Beach Sweep

This year will be the 32nd Annual Beach Sweep across the Outer Banks. Dare County residents have been strong supporters of the event since its inception in 1987.

In 2017 we had 195 volunteers in Dare County pick up over 930 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!)
  • Byrd Street
  • 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  

Crawford Cottage

Crawford Cottage

 Shoshin Technologies  Bold Print Design Studio
Atlantic Realty of the Outer Banks  WEBsm300black-WITHaTWIST-logo
  SURF_PEDIATRICS   RoseHarrisonGilreathLRG

Special Thanks to All of Our Zone Captains:

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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.

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