There are numerous airports nearby, but the closest with schedule flights is an inconvienent 3 hours away (Pitt-Greenville). Not True! The Norfolk International Airport is only 1 hour and 30 minutes away. It is right off the highway and an easy drive to the Outer Banks and Kiity Hawk. You can alos check flights into Newport News. That drive would be about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Surfing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Parasailing, you name it. Try Hang gliding in Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers first managed to fly.