What people are saying about REAL

Posted on October 15, 2009 by Trip Forman

At REAL Watersports, we do our best every single day to make sure that you get the most out of your experience with us. Because of this, we welcome all feedback. Below are some examples of what people are saying about REAL. Please send your comments to info@realwatersports.com or click here to Write a Review.

Lessons

I wanted to thank you for taking such great care of us. You welcomed me with a smile upon arrival and didn't stop helping me make the best of my time with REAL. Whether it was analyzing the wind, creating flexibility in the schedule, dropping us off at the planet, and even weighing in on kite size, you were there for me. You've done a great job selecting and training your world class coaches and staff. This is my second trip visiting REAL and wish for many return trips in my future.
-Kevin

I just got back to Montreal after spending a fantastic week with you and your staff during Triple-S. I came to REAL with specific learning goals and between instructors Neil and Brian, I left with everything I wanted...and more! They were both very professional.... very patient, and I learned a lot from both of them. I enjoyed meeting everyone.
A "special" thanks to Brittainy who showed me a lot of kindness and even invited a floundering wanker like me on a downwinder during my stay, In addition, kudos to Ryan Evans who made all the arrangements for me at the last minute and made me feel right at home! You have a great team.
Thanks guys... see you again!
-John

Hey pal I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you and your staff for such an awesome kiteboarding experience. The week I spent at REAL was truly a first class kick ass time! I also want to applaud your team of coaches and the rest of your staff. Everyone I came in contact with from the store to the grill was friendly, professional and very helpful. I had the pleasure to work with and get to know Joel and Scotty and they were both first rate. Their style of coaching was motivative and fun and it made what could be a frustrating learning experience very enjoyable. I also should point out that Joel was my first contact at REAL when I first called to book my trip and I remember how helpful and professional he was. You handled my booking when I called back but Joel is a real credit to your team. The rest of the guys, Justin, Patrick and Cam were also very helpful and a lot of fun to hang with. OK well enough of the love fest...you get where I'm coming from. Great job to you and everyone at REAL. I’m looking forward to my next trip down. Take care.
-Stephen

I appreciate your color below and want to reiterate that I was very pleased with the outcome of the lessons. I very much appreciated your easy going nature, your keen insights, and your patience and flexibility. Both Lance and I felt we gained a lot from our NC trip and from our lessons with you. Hopefully, we'll make it back down to REAL again this season. Can't wait to get out and put up the Havoc!

Thanks again,
-Chad

I actually went on-line the day I got back from REAL to write to your bosses to let them know that Chad and I had some great lessons with you. Now I know you won't let this go to your head, but compared to some of the other lessons I've had, you were more engaged (calling out specific and clear directions on the fly), patient, and generally a pleasure to hang with in 50 degree, rainy weather.

Keep it up. We'll be back.

Cheers,
-Lance

Camps

Thank you all so very much for the great camp last week. We enjoyed every detail of your Zero to Hero program. Most of all it's the great people we had the opportunity to meet and learn from each and every day of our camp.
We are now kiteboarders for life!
I will highly recommend REAL to all my friends and family.

Thanks again,
-Wes

Just wanted to thank you and the Crew at REAL for a great Zero to Hero experience this past week. My brother Chris and I had a blast and will certainly point folks in your direction as we continue our kiting journey.

Cheers,
-Geoff

Just wanted to say I was very impressed with the whole set up you have going on with REAL and Watermen's Retreat. All the coaches were super friendly and you could tell they were really into what they were doing. I can specifically say that Justin did a great job with me and Dana, considering we were both cruising around by lunch time on the second day.

Thanks Again,
-Michael

Travel

It was awesome! The people on the boat, the captain and cook, the entire group of boats were hands down 100 times better than last year. Can't rave enough about it.
-dj

Great time...good people and loads of fun. Nice boat. Keep up the good work.
-Martin

The Real Team was fun and the trip was memorable. I'd go with your
crew again, maybe back to BVI or some other destination.

Thanks again.
-Jim

We had a blast! The crew this year was great. Everyone got along very well and did most activities together. I’ve got some really great pics of us kiting as well as drinking so plenty of memories. Thanks.
-Jody

Wow....amazing trip! Thank you for everything you did to make it the best possible for all of us! I cannot begin to say how much fun we had. The boat was great...nice making such great friends. Are you hearing all the stories now that the Real crew is back?? There are some pretty funny things that happened throughout the week!! Lots of photos getting posted on facebook....check em out!!

Hope you're doing great down there! I'll be down in March so can't wait to catch up!!

Talk soon!
-Meg

Thanks for making this all happen. You did not miss a step. I feel so lucky to have been a part of this in these early stages, because you are going to be so much HUGER very soon. Awesome week of REAL BVI!

Cheers,
-Barbara and David

We all agreed!! KILLER TRIP TO BVI! Best vacation we EVER took!! Even the non-kiter wives were ecstatic!

Please stop posting information on your website about all the fun, good times and great weather that you’re enjoying at the Triple-S. Those of us that weren’t able to make it down are beginning to suffer mental disorders!

Have a killer time – next year I have to be there for the week!

Nice work this weekend everyone!!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Nader wanted to send his sincere thanks for such a great weekend. He said he had a blast and was very impressed with the facilities and the condo. He will definitely be returning.
In fact, he wants me to start looking at dates in July (after the 4th). Look forward in hearing back from you.
Thanks again for giving my boss a wonderful weekend (happy boss=happy assistant).

Kind Regards,
-Annie

Gear

Please extend our special thanks to:
Otto: Helped me buy my Havoc last Nov and spent a number of hours on the phone helping me get it rigged so I could test fly it in Valley Forge park.
Shannon & Linda (Watermen’s Retreat): Shannon helped us work out the camp booking and pointed me to Waterman's. Linda helped make sure our booking and stay went smoothly.

Justin: Awesome coach - incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, fun. Both Chris and I commented a number of times how great he was as an instructor - he continually pointed out subtle changes to try as we learned which made all the difference.

Judith: Fixed me up on the style side.

I just recently purchased two SUP's from REAL. I couldn't be more pleased with the product or the service I received. You guys take it to a whole new level! Trip and Matt made me feel "pro" and the rest of the staff was nothing but smiles.

I couldn't wait to get that Tak 11'6 in the Jersey water first thing. Best thing was the 25' Pilot whale (don't see those too often here) that took a liking to the Tak and swam beside me for my first quarter mile!! The board has been nothing short of fun since.
Anyway, thank you for that.

Thanks again,
-Denny

I just got my kite. 14 Helix and it is awesome. Thank you all for your kind help and best of all savings.

Kind regards,
-Anatoly

The kite that I ordered arrived here on Monday morning. It was exactly what I ordered and arrived on the delivery date that was stipulated. Can't ask for better service.
Thanks for all the help.
-Dennis

Just wanted to give a big Mahalo for a fantastic experience shopping with you guys! I was in the market for a Standup Paddleboard but not sure exactly which board would suit my unique needs...Ryan Evans was super professional, knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic and could not have been more helpful to me. He was truly stoked to be helping me out and that in turn made the whole process for me really fun. I made numerous follow up calls to REAL with more questions and my experience with you guys is unparalleled. I'm from Va. Beach originally and now I'm living on the Gulf Coast. All future board sports purchases I make will be from you guys. REAL Rocks! Have a great holiday.

Cheers!
-Ned

Just wanted to let you know that I received my board today! Also wanted to thank you for your great customer support and advice. I received the board so much faster than I expected, AND got all the extras thanks to you mentioning that promotion. Everything arrived in perfect shape, and the board is exactly what I was hoping for. I'll take the board out this weekend and let you know what I think.

I'll make sure to mention your shop based purely on your help and service.

Thanks again Trip for helping me get exactly what I needed!
-Paul

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