Lesson Center Learn With REAL

We make new riders every day. That's our passion and over 40,000 stoked new kiteboarders and surfers are a testament the quality of our instruction.

When you are learning with REAL you have access to the most knowledgable and friendly pros in the world. To maximize your learning experience, we recommend visiting the REAL Lesson Center in Cape Hatters, NC. Our state of the art facility has instant access to perfect conditions for kiteboarding and surfing.

If you can't make it to Cape Hatteras, we also offer all of our instruction online via instructional videos and articles.



Kiteboarding

Our comprehensive kiteboarding instructional programs began development in 1998 and have continued to evolve with the advancements in kiteboarding gear and instructional techniques. REAL is unmatched by any other kiteboarding training program in the world. We make new riders every day.


Learn On-site at the REAL Lesson Center in Cape Hatteras

Kiteboarding Camps

REAL Kite Camps provide students with the ultimate full-immersion kiteboarding experience. REAL Watersports invented the “Kite Camp” back in 2000. Since then, REAL has been teaching camps full-time and has evolved the program through constant feedback from our students and a roster of up to 35 coaches.

Kiteboarding Camps

Kiteboarding Lessons

REAL Kite Lessons are available in 3-hour blocks to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Our professional staff, custom programs, "On the Fly" Jet Ski support, private facilities, and latest kiteboarding equipment make REAL the most advanced kiteboard training destination in the world.

Kiteboarding Lessons

Guide Service

The REAL Guide Service is similar to that of a backcountry skiing guide. With unique knowledge of Cape Hatteras, REAL Guides can take you to the best destinations on any given day according to both conditions and your favorite disciplines. Explore areas on the island you have never seen and enjoy unique experiences.

Guide Service


Online Instructional Videos

Zero 2 Hero

Whether you’re new to the sport of kiteboarding, or have friends who are asking you how to get into the sport, Zero 2 Hero is THE WAY!

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Evolution

Evolution's goal is to pick up where Z2H left off and work towards the holy grail - staying upwind and being a self sufficient kiteboarder.

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Instructional Tips & Articles


Surfing

The REAL Surfing Instructional Programs bring the world-acclaimed service and instructional levels of REAL to the sport of surfing. REAL Surf coaches are ready to show you the easy road to learning or improving your surfing skills, from beginners to intermediate and advanced surfers. We make new riders every day.

Surfing Camps Surfing Lessons Board Rentals


Standup Paddleboarding

The Sport of Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) is exploding worldwide. REAL's standup instructional programs have been a huge hit. From beginner flatwater sessions to advanced waveriding, REAL SUP coaches can take your paddling ability, board skills and riding style to the next level.

SUP Camps SUP Lessons Board Rentals


Kids Camps & Lessons

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.

Kids Camps & Lessons