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Herrings Outdoor Sports - Celebrates

Welcome to Herrings Outdoor Sports

Topsail Island Beach Rentals, Kayak Rentals, Equipment Rentals, & Apparel

Come Let Our Family Get Your Family Ready For Fun At The Beach!

Our store is located on a barrier island on the southeast coast in the little town of Surf City, North Carolina. Topsail Island is a 26 mile island situated halfway between Wilmington and Jacksonville. Started in 1962 by Edgar "Johnny" Herring originally as a bait and tackle shop we were known far and wide for providing high quality fishing supplies, bait and friendly service.

The store has passed through the generations, expanded in size and product to include kayaks and quality outdoor apparel and gear. Herring's is now being managed by Mr. Ed's grandson Steve Bailey and wife Jessi who strive to preserve the comfort of the old store's tradition and friendliness while progressing the services and goods we provide our customers.

Herring's Outdoor Sports... The "little" store with MORE than you'd ever expect!

herrings interior upstairs

Our beautiful retail store is stocked with the highest quality brands of men's and women's apparel in the outdoor industry including Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Khakis, Kuhl, Ex Officio, Royal Robbins, prAna, Horny Toad and the popular Life is good. We also carry footwear by Merrell, Keen, Teva, Chaco, UGG, Sanuk, Crocs and Olukai. We have carefully selected products that meet our high standards of quality, function, durability, and value. We invite you to shop the "new" little old store in person or online.

Come in and be surprised!

Herring's Outdoor Sports is the premier kayak outfitter on Topsail Island. We offer onsite guided or self guided tours and rentals in top quality kayaks, With the warm water, great weather and Carolina blue skies, and the amazing combination of scenery and wildlife, it is no wonder that kayaking is such a popular recreational activity. Come in and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff get you ready for your fun paddling adventure in no time.

The adventure begins here...
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