About Us

About Outer Banks Surf School


Outer Banks Surf School was founded in 2008 by Kill Devil Hills local, Chris Hunter. Chris has been surfing on the Outer Banks and around the world for over 30 years. After graduating from UNC Wilmington, he decided to return home and share his love for surfing with locals and visitors alike. All instructors are CPR and First AID certified to provide you with safe and exciting memories.

Our Instructors


Outer Banks Surf School head surfing instructor, Chris Hunter catching a wave on his surfboard.

Chris Hunter – Head Instructor

Started surfing at age 7 on the Outer Banks taught by his father and has been surfing ever since.
Surf Travels- Puerto Rico, Barbados, Tortola, California, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama, EL Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, New Zealand, and Indonesia.
Favorite wave- Gland, Indonesia and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
Hobbies- Surfing, Fishing, traveling, grilling, snowboarding, being outside, gardening, yoga, and sports.
Offseason- Carpenter and traveling.


Sam Sykes – Photographer

Sam Sykes grew up surfing on the Outer Banks his whole life and has surfed all over the world. He moved to Hawaii in 2010 to surf big waves, where he found his love for videography/photography an has been shooting professionally since 2014.