How many workouts can you do for five hours straight as whales breach the water alongside you? Welcome to the world of windsurfing, where challenging sessions in the sun lead to the perfectly sculpted beach body.
The Outer Banks hold the title for the most easily accessible East Coast windsurfing destination. For those dying to get a little air on a long weekend, that alone is enough reason to pack a bag and put those summer Fridays to good use. But there’s much more to the Outer Banks than proximity alone, like the killer combination of scenic lighthouses, ripping wind, and gentle waves at Cape Hatteras, or the beginner-friendly beaches of Nags Head. As a bonus, this family-friendly destination has plenty to keep any non-surfing members of your crew satisfied——that is, until you manage to pull them out to the waves.