North Topsail Surf & Paddle is a family run shop.  We love all things water re-lated and have 35+ years of experience on the water in North Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas.  It is our hope to be able share our love for the water with you in some way!


We offer beach rentals, surf camps, lessons and tours. We also offer unique local handcrafted items in store as well as all your beach needs.

Joel and Ann Ligon grew up on the South Eastern NC beaches fishing, surfing, boating and sailing from a young age.   They were married in Wilmington and soon after moved to Exuma, Bahamas and lived on a small out- island on and off for about 10 years.  Three boys and 15 years later we are excited to be home near family!  


Joel was a surf instructor for several years with Soul Surfers in Jupiter, FL, a founder and member of Christian Surfers WB, as well as a "volunteer" surf instructor teaching many kids to surf in Exuma.  He is CPR certified and loves kids.  He is also an avid free-diver and fisherman.


Ann Ligon grew up on a sailboat sailing throughout the Caribbean.  She loves to spearfish, wakeboard, paddleboard and hunt for treasures on the beach.  She makes custom ocean inspired jewelry available in the shop.  


Come by to visit with us!!