Kids Camps & Lessons Fun and confidence in the water

We often see our “hardcore” water enthusiasts in the Spring and Fall and lose them in the Summer, due to “family commitments”. With the addition of Watermen’s Retreat, Watermen's Bar & Grill and now the new REAL Kids program, bringing your entire family to REAL in the Summer is now just as exciting as by yourself in the Spring and Fall.

While you are kiteboarding or surfing, your kid(s) will be having the time of their lives in the REAL Kids Camp, making new friends that they meet from around the world. Your spouse can take in the action from your deck at Watermen’s, participate themselves in any of our instructional programs, or “shop ‘till they drop” at the REAL Flagship Store. One car, walk everywhere, everyone is happy.


Kids Camp Fun and confidence in the water

Kids from ages 7 to 12 years old will be introduced sports of kiteboarding, surfing and standup paddleboarding, while being schooled on water safety topics such as rip currents, wind strength/direction, surf conditions and more. If you’ve always wanted your child to have a strong knowledge and confidence level around the water, this is the program to enroll them in.

Cost: $495
Time: 3 Days
When: Every Tuesday – Thursday, During School Holidays and June through August.

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REAL Kids Camps are held weekly during school recess and holidays, and run 3 full days, from 10am until 4pm. The price per child is $595, which includes a healthy lunch each day provided by REAL.

REAL Kids Camp Topics

  • Introduction to Kiteboarding
  • Introduction to Surfing
  • Introduction to Standup Paddleboarding
  • How to Properly Rig and Care for All Equipment : Teaches Gear Appreciation and Responsibility.
  • Compass Direction : What direction is North, South, East and West in any location?
  • Wind Strength : How to look at the water, anywhere, and determine wind strength.
  • How to Identify Safe and Non-Safe Water Conditions.
  • Ocean Swimming Skills : How to feel comfortable swimming in breaking surf.
  • Rip Currents : How to identify them and what to do if caught in one.
  • The Buddy System : Team Building Exercises
  • UV Protection : Learn the proper habits at an early age.
  • Team Lunch : All REAL Kids Camp participants eat lunch with their coaches and with celebrity professional athletes from the REAL Team, and as well from around the world!

REAL Kids Coaches

When it comes to all of our water programs, safety is priority number #1. All of the coaches we have chosen to head up the REAL Kids Camp program have impressive backgrounds with children, watersports and water safety:

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Need more information? Send us a message or call toll-free at 866-REAL-548 or 252-987-6000.


Kids Kiteboarding Lessons

Private Coach - $150/hr - 1 Kiter/Coach

REAL offers Private Lessons for kids (65lbs+) with the focus being 100% kiteboarding, taught with gear and teaching styles tailored to kids. REAL Private Coaches come equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience, all the kiteboarding equipment, and their own personal watercraft. REAL Private Lessons are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily. When you are looking for the ultimate learning experience, choose a REAL Private Coach!

Need more information? Ready to book? Send us a message or call toll-free at 866-REAL-548 or 252-987-6000.


REAL Watersports

REAL is located in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, internationally recognized as the best place to kiteboard in the world.

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Where to Eat

Watermen's Bar & Grill serves delicious, freshly prepared food, plus the best coffee, beers and mixed drinks on the Outer Banks.

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Where to Stay

Watermen's Retreat features 14 luxury condominiums, located waterfront, right at “The Slick”, and directly adjacent to REAL.

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