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Beginner Kiteboarding Lessons
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Beginner Kiteboarding Lessons

Ground Control - $100/pp - 2 Hours - 3 Kiters/Coach
Ground Control is a beginner kiteboarding lesson taught every Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Get addicted to kiteboarding with Ground Control!

Semi-Private Coach - $100/hr/pp - 2 Kiters/Coach
REAL Semi-Private Lessons are a great way to match like ability riders with a REAL Coach and Jet Ski for maximum progression at any level. REAL Semi-Private Lessons are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily.

Private Coach - $150/hr - 1 Kiter/Coach
REAL Private Coaches come equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience, all the best 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!

Beginner Syllabus

Kiteboarding Ground Control LessonGround Control
Ground Control is the most fundamental building block for learning to kiteboard. This on-land lesson covers rigging, tuning, line management, flying techniques, kiter safety and rider responsibility.

Kiteboarding Water Time LessonWater Time
Time to hit the water! Water Time is for students who have successfully completed Ground Control or equivalent. Water Time covers launching and landing, relaunching the kite from the water, body drags, water starts with the board, basic riding, and self-rescue.

Kiteboarding Board Ride LessonBoard Ride
Board Ride keeps your learning curve vertical when the wind is light. Use REAL's quiver of Jet Skis to learn how to get up on a kiteboard and log valuable miles before you try it under the kite. Test different kiteboards and perfect your board skills with Board Ride!

Kiteboarding Double Down LessonDouble Down
Want more Water Time? This lesson builds on and perfects your ability to rig, launch, land, self-rescue and waterstart on your board. Extending your rides and kiteboarding both directions is also a main focus of Double Down.

Kiteboarding Life of a Kiter LessonLife of a Kiter
Learn what it takes to be a self-sufficient kiter. Rigging, bar and kite tuning, kite and board maintenance, beach and water etiquette, self-launching, self-landing, self-rescue, gear tech, and wind knowledge.

Kiteboarding Kite Kid LessonKite Kid
REAL has a custom designed program for teaching kids. Why? Kids learn differently and they learn faster. With safety the top priority, REAL will teach your kids how to become a safe and self-sufficient kiteboarder.

Kiteboarding Video Review LessonVideo Review
REAL Video Review is available with Private and Semi Private Lessons. Video Review allows riders a combination of coaching, video filming, and video review to maximize your progression on the water. A 3hr Video Review consists of 2hrs of on the water coaching and 1hr of Video Review.

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Intermediate Kiteboarding Lessons

Semi-Private Coach - $100/hr/pp - 2 Kiters/Coach
REAL Semi-Private Lessons are a great way to match like ability riders with a REAL Coach and Jet Ski for maximum progression at any level. REAL Semi-Private Lessons are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily.

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

REAL Riding Coach - Pvt/Semi-Pvt Rates Apply - 1-4 Kiters
REAL Riding Coach offers the benefits of riding with a REAL Coach where the students and the coach are kiteboarding at the same time. REAL Riding Coach lessons were modeled after an intermediate or advanced snowboarding lesson, and they are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily.

Intermediate Syllabus

Kiteboarding Getting Litt LessonGetting Litt
In Getting Litt you will learn how to extend your rides by using proper stance, edging, and kite placement. Learn the different techniques required to kite in low, medium, or high winds.

Kiteboarding Turn and Burn LessonTurn & Burn
In Turn & Burn you will learn how to change direction while kiteboarding. Learn to do stop, slide, heel side, toe side, and down loop transitions.

Kiteboarding Down Winder LessonDownwinder
Downwinder will teach you how to get from point A to point B on your own. Becoming self-sufficient is the key to becoming a dedicated kiteboarder. Downwinder teaches you the skills required to take your first sessions completely on your own!

Kiteboarding Carve LessonCarve
Learn how to ride switch, toeside and carve turns behind a REAL Jet Ski. Carve will help you become confident in riding your board and turning in both directions. These board skills transfer directly to kiteboarding and will keep your learning curve steep on lighter wind days!

Kiteboarding Holy Grail LessonThe Holy Grail
Learn the proper stance, equipment and attitude to finish your session back where you started. A REAL coach will guide you through the steps to find the Holy Grail of kiteboarding: STAYING UPWIND!!!

Kiteboarding Strapless LessonStrapless
Intrigued by the lack of footstraps these days? REAL can teach you to ride strapless on a surfboard, skimboard or wakeskate. With the REAL Strapless lesson learning to ride strapless will be easier than you think.

Kiteboarding Making the Switch LessonMaking the Switch
Learn what all the hype is about with kiting in boots or on a surfboard. Feel the power and feel the freedom. It is easier than you think with a REAL Coach showing you the way.

Kiteboarding Gear Tech LessonGear Tech
Getting to know your equipment is the most important part of being a self-sufficient kiteboarder. Learn the history of kiteboarding gear and gain an understanding of kite tuning, rigging, stance, body position, harness fit, and proper safety equipment.

Kiteboarding Video Review LessonVideo Review
REAL Video Review is available with Private and Semi Private Lessons. Video Review allows riders a combination of coaching, video filming, and video review to maximize your progression on the water. A 3hr Video Review consists of 2hrs of on the water coaching and 1hr of Video Review.

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Intermediate Kiteboarding Lessons
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Advanced Kiteboarding Lessons
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Advanced Kiteboarding Lessons

Semi-Private Coach - $100/hr/pp - 2 Kiters/Coach
REAL Semi-Private Lessons are a great way to match like ability riders with a REAL Coach and Jet Ski for maximum progression at any level. REAL Semi-Private Lessons are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily.

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

REAL Riding Coach - Pvt/Semi-Pvt Rates Apply - 1-4 Kiters
REAL Riding Coach offers the benefits of riding with a REAL Coach where the students and the coach are kiteboarding at the same time. REAL Riding Coach lessons were modeled after an intermediate or advanced snowboarding lesson, and they are booked in 3 hour blocks at 10am and 2pm daily.

Advanced Syllabus

Kiteboarding Boost LessonBoost
Whether you are boosting your first air or your first 20 ft. "Indy Grab”, this class can be tailored to your ability. Downwind riding and “On the Fly” coaching allow you to “pull the trigger” and Boost your brains out.

Kiteboarding Wakestyle LessonWakestyle
Learn to pop and jump without sending the kite upwards. Wakestyle tricks require loading the lines and popping off the water. Our Pro REAL coaches are some of the best at this popular style of riding. Get all of this at one of the best flat water locations in the world!

Kiteboarding Surf LessonSurf
Kiteboarding in the surf is the #1 goal among intermediate riders. This course focuses on riding in the ocean and breaking waves. Whether it’s your first time in the ocean or you want to improve your wave riding, this class can be tailored to your riding ability.

Kiteboarding Board Ride LessonBoard Ride
No wind? Get your higher education learning new skills behind a REAL Jet Ski with a wakeskate or strapless surfboard! The board skills you’ll pick up in this class will translate into you becoming a better kiteboarder. From beginner wakeskating to strapless airs, the coaches at REAL can show you the way!

Kiteboarding Blind Man LessonBlind Man
Learn all the latest "blind" maneuvers like riding blind, landing blind, front and back rolls to blind, and more. Pro REAL Coaches will show you the way!

Kiteboarding Handle Pass LessonHandle Pass
Take what you learned in Wakestyle and kick it up a notch with Handle Pass. Start with the surface pass and work your way up to aerial handle passes.

Kiteboarding Sliders LessonSliders
Ride the REAL Slider Park with a REAL Pro! You will learn advanced techniques on how to ride sliders with a kite. The REAL Slider Park has sliders and kickers from XS to XXL to help you build your confidence and sliding ability as you progress.

Kiteboarding Pro Down LessonPro Down
At the top level of kiteboarding, off water training is as important as on water practice. Pro Down with REAL's Pro Coaches and learn the mechanics of stance, body position, rotation, and kite control.

Kiteboarding Video Review LessonVideo Review
REAL Video Review is available with Private and Semi-Private Lessons. Video Review allows riders a combination of coaching, video and video review to maximize your improvement on the water. A 3hr Video Review consists of 2hrs of on the water coaching and 1hr of Video Review.

Accommodations Getting Here

Call 866-REAL-548

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No Wind?

On light wind days, REAL will focus on keeping your learning curve vertical with specific kite and board training. Additional kite flying, tuning, trick analysis, board riding, and video review have been proven to dramatically improve your learning curve even if the conditions aren't perfect.

Board Skills

  • Board Ride (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Carve (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Sliders (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Video Review (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

Kite Skills

  • Gear Tech (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Life of a Kiter (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • Pro Down (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Video Review (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)

REAL also offers surfing lessons, standup paddleboarding lessons, and gear rentals to keep you in the water and active every day. Learning how to do each of these sports helps you progress as a kiteboarder and will keep you stoked on the water every day of your vacation.

SURFING LESSONS STANDUP LESSONS

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee a REAL Coach and Jet Ski availability. For more information or to book your kiteboarding lesson, please call REAL toll free at 866-REAL-548 or International 252-987-6000.

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About Kite Lessons

Accommodations Getting Here

Since 1998, REAL has taught more than 37,000 students how to kiteboard. With 35 full-time coaches, a state of the art learning facility, and access to exclusive terrain, REAL is recognized as one of the best kiteboarding schools in the world.

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.

Want to learn to kiteboard before you visit the REAL Lesson Center? The TELLY AWARD winning REAL Instructional DVD Series follows our 5 REAL Kite Camp curriculums with easy to understand lessons and demonstrations.

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REAL Lesson Center

The REAL Lesson Center is located directly on the water for kiteboarding, surfing, and standup paddleboarding lessons and camps with 35 full time coaches, 12 PWCs and a private 4 acre Bermuda grass launch right on the Pamlico Sound. The new REAL Lesson Center features 2,500 sq ft of dedicated school facility plus direct access to the 4,000 sq ft deck, 3 private, separated classrooms, overhead video projectors, plus 5 outdoor showers, bathroom facilities, lockers and more. As always, 250 brand new kites and 150 brand new kiteboards round out the school gear making REAL the best kiteboarding facility in the world.

35 Full-Time Coaches

Our coaches are the reason so many people speak highly of REAL. When you arrive for your kiteboarding lessons, you will find the friendliest, most professional people you will ever work with in an instructional environment.

"On the Fly"

Every kiteboarding lesson and camp is accompanied by a REAL Coach on a Jet Ski for "On the Fly" coaching. "On the Fly" allows students to learn months' worth of kiteboarding techniques in just one lesson. "On the Fly" is an instructional method created by REAL in 1998.

Exclusive Terrain

The REAL Slick is one of the most exclusive kiteboarding areas in the world. REAL is the only holder of a permit to teach kiteboarding on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This allows REAL students the ability to tap into uncrowded waist-deep teaching locations in any wind direction.

Waterfront Lesson Center

The REAL Lesson Center is a private facility for the sole use of our Lesson and Camp clients. This keeps crowds to an absolute minimum. The state of the art REAL facility has been built from scratch for the sole purpose of being the best kiteboarding center in the world. While learning at REAL you will enjoy: Dedicated indoor and outdoor teaching space; Lockers, showers and restroom; Bermuda grass to the water's edge; Air compressors and outdoor music; Access to 250 new kites and 150 new boards.

Custom Designed Programs

The REAL Lesson and Camp programs have been custom-designed to maximize your learning curve, fun, and safety. 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.

"Top Ten Adventure Camps in the World"

Outside Magazine rates REAL among the "Top Ten Adventure Camps in the World". Men's Journal rates REAL's Zero to Hero Camp as one of the Best Sports Camps in America.
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...Since the Beginning

REAL has been involved in the sport of kiteboarding since the beginning. Riding and teaching since 1998, our experience shows. We have taught over 37,000 new students over the past 15 seasons on the water and snow.

Call 866-REAL-548

New to Kiteboarding? Need more information? Contact a REAL Pro!