As the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach is bound to have some amazing surf shops. Shop your favorite surf brands, like CJ Nelson, O'Neill, Billabong and more. Ask about custom surfboards made by local shapers. You’ll find more than just board wax, rashguards and wetsuits here. Island surf shops often offer private surf lessons and are stocked with everything you need including beach accessories for the shore and more.