Outfit yourself to surf, skate or sun. Our shop is an old-time favorite offering custom-made Secret Spot Surf Boards as well as used boards, body boards, skim boards and more. Check out the extensive classic collection of surfboards on the ceiling. Rent a board, get the surf report, and lessons are available. The whole family can shop for surfwear including bathing suits, shoes, shorts, sunglasses, watches, hats, and of course your must have Secret Spot T-shirts. In addition, we offer one of the best selections of infant and baby clothes from the companies you love, at a price they won't grow out of. Other cool findings include the selection of tropical gifts and surf art.

Stop on in to this secret little shop that you'll never forget, and be sure to spread the word.

Secret Spot Surf Shop - Nags Head, NC


Secret Spot Surf Shop located in Nags head, North Carolina is one of the oldest surf shops you will find on the Outer Banks. We have been serving the hardcore and surfing lifestyle for more than 30 years at the same location. Our Secret Spot surf board label is one of, if not the oldest labels started on the Outer Banks in 1977.


The founder/shaper Steve Hess started shaping in 1971/72 era with influences from some of the world's best shapers: names like Dick Brewer, Gerry Lopez, Skip Frye, Terry Fitzgerald, Hank Warner, Joey Cabell, Monty Smith, and many others that he worked with. Steve's boards have been ridden not only by many of the Outer Banks best surfers but also by many others world wide. From Hawaii to Puerto Rico, California, Australia and other locals. Most recently the topped-ranked male and female surfers in the Philippines ride Steve's shapes. Our motto has always been "Live your dreams" and by having moved to the Philippine Islands the last ten years that's just what Steve is doing. There with top surfers he does research and development of new shapes and up to date designs.

NEW IN 2012

So far 2012 has been a huge year for Secret Spot. Steve Hess, the founder, recently decided to step down and hand over the reigns to his long time manager Leanne Robinson and online partners Nikki and Shawn Deane. Together the three of them are committed to keeping the same vibe and customer service.

Leanne Robinson who has managed the store for the last six years is one of the top East Coast women surfers. She has extensive knowledge of the sport and has traveled numerous locations spanning the globe surfing world-class waves. Leanne is respected in the surfing industry for her knowledge in and out of the water and runs the store true to its roots.

Nikki and Shawn Deane have extensive background in marketing, online sales, and web design. Owning a successful web development company in Richmond Virginia for 11 years, they have been ready to make the move back down to the Outer Banks for more than 2 years. The partnership with Leanne and Secret Spot Surf Shop is perfect to facilitate this move. 

Be sure to look out for the NEW Secret Spot in 2012

  • New Secret Spot App with Grub Finder and Surf Report plus daily deals,
  • Our new online retail store also offering online specials
  •  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Friday April 13, 2012 – come celebrate with us @ 4:30
  • Friday night events with free  giveaways – be on the lookout for all our upcoming events!


At Secret Spot we are Ohana and we will always stay true to our grass roots beginning. We hope you will become part of our family and visit us often. You are always welcome with much Aloha and we say "Mahalo" for your patronage

Get The Secret Spot App!

Download the Secret Spot App on your IPhone or Android enabled smart phone and enjoy app only deals, local surf report, are Grub Guide and more. Click a link below to download from the Android Market or the Apple Store.

Contact Us

(252) 441-4030
2815 South Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
Mon - Fri: 9am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 9pm