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Water Sports

Ready to get out on the water? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned surfer, Southern Delaware has endless opportunities to keep your sense of adventure alive!

Watersport Events

Summer Vibes Festival (August)

This festival features competitive skimboarding, stand-up paddleboarding and skateboarding across three events over five days. It brings about 200 competitors and their families each year from as far away as Japan, Portugal and Mexico, but also thousands of spectators from around the world.

Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding (August)

Watch the top amateur Skimboarders in the world take on Dewey Beach's famous shore break! Music, art, and give-a-ways! A fun beach event for all ages!


Bethany Surf Shop, Bethany Beach- Surfboard, bodyboard, and skimboard rentals

DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures, Dewey Beach- Paddleboard, kayak, windsurfing rentals, and more

Dewey Beach Watersports, Dewey Beach- Jet ski rentals, boat rentals, standup paddleboards, kayaks, and more

Coastal Kayak, Fenwick Island- Kayak, paddleboard, and sailboat rentals

Island Watersports, Fenwick Island- Paddleboard, wakeboard, kayak rentals, and more

Ecobay Kayak and SUP, Ocean View- Kayak and paddleboard rentals

Surf Shops

Dewey Beach Surf Shop, Dewey Beach

Quiet Storm Surf Shop, Rehoboth Beach

Sierra Moon Surf & Skate, Rehoboth Beach

Bethany Surf Shop, Bethany Beach

East of Maui, Lewes

Breakers Surf Shop, Bethany Beach

Fenwick Island Surf Shop, Fenwick Island

Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop, Bethany Beach

Parasailing, Jet Skis, and Other Activities

Sharks Cove Marina, Fenwick Island- Parasailing, banana boat rides, paddleboard and jetski rentals

Dewey Beach Parasail, Dewey Beach

Learn to Surf and Skim

RB Surf School, Rehoboth Beach- Surf lessons, surf camps, paddleboard tours

Alley-Oop, Dewey Beach- Surf and Skim lessons