June 21st marks the first day of Summer 2011.. What do you have on YOUR Summer calendar this year? Here’s what we’ve got going on at REAL. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Hatteras this Summer!
Consistent Winds: Many people think the “windiest” time of year in Cape Hatteras is the Spring and the Fall. While Spring and the Fall produce higher peak wind speeds, July wins out for consistency as being our windiest month with an average of 29 days of good kite-able winds. June, July and most of August sees mostly SW winds, which provide the best flatwater conditions up near REAL, as well as epic ocean downwinders down on the “Southside” of the island. Another big plus about Summer kiting is no wetsuits, warm SW winds and great conditions for your beginner friends and family to learn in!
Summer Surf: Cape Hatteras picks up swell from every direction on the compass. This means that there’s always a ride-able wave. Summer surfing consists of several weather features: Groundswell, Windswell and Consistent SW winds. When there’s groundswell from the East, the SW winds clean the surf up, as SW are side-offshore from Buxton northward up the island. When there is no groundswell, you can normally head to the “southside” of the island and score some SW windswell waves in Frisco and Hatteras villages. As the Summer moves into July and August, we start seeing stronger SE groundswells sent up from the tropics. Warm water and consistent waves, who could ask for more?
Ultimate Family Vacation: How do you take a Summer vacation with your family of 4-6 (or even 12) and have FUN, all with only one car? Stay at Watermen’s Retreat, the WINNER of the Outer Banks Parade of Homes! Kiteboarding? Check. Surfing? Check. Standup Paddleboarding? Check. REAL Kids Camp? Check. Best Beaches in the US? Check. Museums, Theater Performances and National Parks? Check, Check, Check. Mom happy? Definitely. Fights over who gets the car? Never, it’s all right here! Plan your Ultimate Family Vacation with Watermen’s Retreat TODAY!
REAL Kids Camp: Kids from ages 7 to 12 years old will learn the sports of kiteboarding, surfing and standup paddleboarding, while being schooled on the water safety topics of 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. Every Tuesday – Thursday throughout the Summer.
Kona Summer Concert Series: Enjoy Live Music every Monday and Thursday night on the REAL Waterfront Stage! Don’t miss The Wilder Brothers on Monday, July 4th from 6-10pm! Another show to put on your calendar is the encore performance of Scholar’s Word reggae band on Friday August 5th! All concerts are family friendly, with dinner and drinks available from Watermen's bar & Grill. Admission to the Kona Summer Concert Series is FREE!
Taco Tuesdays!: Watermen's Bar & Grill makes the best tacos this side of Mexico! Enjoy fresh fish, beef and pulled pork tacos every Tuesday from 3pm ‘til ??? while you enjoy views from the waterfront deck. Watch the kiteboarding action and take in the beautiful Pamlico Sound Sunsets….
REAL Lesson Center: The REAL Lesson Center is OPEN 7 days a week teaching kiteboarding, surfing and standup paddleboarding lessons and camps. Whether you’re a beginner or a semi-pro, REAL can help you get to the next level FASTER. Advanced bookings are strongly recommended.
REAL Rental Shop: The REAL Rental Shop is OPEN 9m – 9pm, 7 days a week. We rent 2011 kiteboarding, surfing and standup paddleboarding gear, plus bodyboards and skimboards with rates as low as $12/day! Ask about the new REAL Black Card program that gives you full use of the entire rental shop’s gear for only $500/pp/week! That’s every sport, every day, every session!