Kevin Scalia


Owner & Men's Buyer


Kevin's grandfather built a house in Avon in the early 70's. So although Kevin was born and raised in Virginia he spent all of his free time at his grandfather's beach house bodyboarding, surfing, and developing a love and appreciation for all things Hatteras.  After spending summers in Avon for many years he moved here full-time in 2000.  

Owner & Women's Buyer

Debbie is originally from Ohio, but is proof of the draw that Hatteras Island has on people from all over.  Like so many families, her parents made Hatteras the annual family vacation when she was young. Once she was out of college she headed straight for the beach.  Debbie's love and knowledge of the beach lifestyle, and her eye for spotting the latest trends keep the women's clothing section of the shop on point.  

Debra Scalia

Manager & Surf Instuctor


A local through and through, Crew has spent his life on Hatteras Island.  Crew was raised in the pounding surf of Hatteras and his surf skills definitely show it.  He craves big hollow waves and has traveled around the world chasing them - Mexico, Costa Rica,  & the Canary Islands to name a few.  Crew also has some seriously impressive photography skills with his photos featured in numerous media outlets.   

Crew Hayes
Wendi Munden
Ryan Albaugh
Chris O'Gorman

Sales & Surf Instructor


Don't let her good looks and friendly smile fool you, Wendi CHARGES!  Wendi has been teaching lessons at HIB for almost 10 years and pulling time behind the counter as well. Wendi is one of the most energetic people you will ever meet and her enthusiasm is contagious!  

Surf Instructor & Sales


We've known Ryan since he was in the Cape Hatteras Middle School.  He and his buddies terrorized us all summer long. Ryan is a great surfer, skimboarder, & fisherman - an all around waterman. He has some impressive artistic skills as well. Ryan  has been teaching lessons for us for over 7 years.  

Surf Instructor & Sales


Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Chris has been charging the waves in Hatteras since he was a kid.  He has been calling Hatteras Island his home for over 10 years now.  Chris's calm and easy going attitude as well as his local knowledge make him a great instructor and awesome in-store associate. 

Preston Barley

Surf Instructor & Sales


Preston is born and raised on Hatteras Island and his surfing shows it!  Preston is mild mannered out of the water but a beast in the surf.  His calm demeanor makes him a fantastic surf instructor and the number of repeat customers that specifically request Preston is a testiment to his teaching skills.  

Hatteras Island Boardsports is the result of a lifelong obsession with the Outer Banks of North Carolina and specifically the village of Avon on Hatteras Island. We have been coming to Avon our entire lives for family vacations and have been pounded in the Hatteras surf since we learned to swim. We discovered early on that this quiet strip of beach is where we belonged and, although we left for college and other jobs, we always found our way back & now we’ve got a good reason to stay! We’ve designed our surf shop to share our love for the area with both locals and tourists, so whether you are a seasoned local or a leisurely summer visitor, we’ll have what you need to get the most out of Avon and Hatteras Island. Contact us with your comments or to make a reservation. Welcome to Avon!

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