Over the past few years the Rodanthe area has become a mecca for wave riding sports. The reliable winds of the Rodanthe area can provide great surfing on the ocean side and just a few hundred yards away the Pamlico Sound provides another great location for kiteboarding and sailboarding enthusiasts. Very few places in the entire nation can boast such a diverse combination of opportunities for these adrenaline wave riding sports.
The same winds and rough weather that has been wreaking havoc on Hatteras Island beaches has also made the island more popular than ever for surfing and kitebarding. The Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo villages seem to have adapted quicker than other villages to the international demand for surfing and kiteboarding locations and amenities centered around the desires of enthusiasts.