Summer Kiteboarding & Surfing With Your Family

When the summer holidays set in you may be tricked into thinking that’s the end of your sessions for a while… However, Cape Hatteras is here to help with epic family friendly conditions all summer long!


It may come as a surprise, but July is our most consistent month for wind with an average of 29 days a month with winds over 14mph! This means you can kiteboard almost every day of the month. August isn’t too far behind with 23 days a month of wind.

Summer kiteboarding in Cape Hatteras, NC.


July and August have great waves and warm water. The surf starts out consistent in the waist high range early July and builds to some of our most consistent and powerful surf by the end of August. Even though these months are “windy”, this wind is offshore at many surf breaks and also generates wrap around wind swell in between groundswells, making it a “good windy’!

Summer Surf In Cape Hatteras

Family Vacation!

What does all this mean for you? July and August are also the best months for family vacations!

The kids are off from school…Driving or flying to Cape Hatteras is very easy…

Staying right onsite at Watermen’s Retreat allows everyone to be having fun ALL THE TIME!

Daily food and drink specials, live music on the waterfront stage, incredible kiteboarding action and breathtaking sunsets over the Pamlico Sound are only a few reasons why Watermen’s Bar & Grill makes your stay better!

REAL Kids Camp is an incredible program for children 7-12years old. Your kids will be kiteboarding, surfing and standup paddleboarding every day from 10am to 4pm, while you’re out there taking your own sessions!

While the kids are out on the water in REAL Kids Camp, you and your spouse can enroll in REAL Zero to Hero Kiteboarding, Surfing or Standup Paddleboarding Camps, REAL Private Lessons, or just enjoy the 140 miles of pristine coastline and epic conditions…

“Normally taking a session means leaving your family at home. Not at REAL during the summer! You’ll be on the water every day and watch your kids experience the summer vacation of a lifetime! Spending a week at REAL with your family is just like spending a week on the mountain snowboarding or skiing. Breakfast together, then sessions on the water. Just like at the mountain, if beginners need lessons or advanced riders want to get better, hit up the REAL Lesson Center for the best watersports instruction on the planet. Lunch together, then more sessions. Third session with your child as they experience their first “kiteboarding downwinder”, landing perfectly at REAL while the band is playing on the stage. I watched Mark and Danielle Brown come in on Danielle’s first downwinder and I can tell you I’ve never seen a more proud and excited parent/child. It was magic!” –Trip Forman REAL Co-Founder

“I wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for a great three days at Zero to Hero. My kids Dan and Darrel had a great time and learned a ton. My daughter Lisa took Kids Camp while we were in Zero to Hero, and it worked out perfectly. You guys run a great program and the facilities are outstanding. The lads may be slightly ahead of me coming out of the gates, but I plan on catching up.” -James from California

More Cape Hatteras in the Summer…..

*Air and water temps are both in the 80’s every day.

* Cape Hatteras makes “The Top 10 Beaches in the US” every year with beautiful white sand and Gulfstream blue water.

*Porpoises frolicking in the lineup. You’ll see these friendly, finned creatures cruise by every time you go to the beach.

*Sea turtles popping up for a peak on your session. Are they really as old as “Finding Nemo” makes them out to be?

*Climbing historic lighthouses. Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Lighthouses are all within an easy drive from our location.

*Outdoor theatre performance of The Lost Colony of Roanoke. This is something that every family should see!

*Live music at the Sky Blue Summer Concert Series. This happens right on our waterfront stage every Monday and Thursday night.

It’s all happening every day of the summer in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina!

Give us a call TODAY to find out more about booking your summer vacation with REAL and Watermen’s Retreat.

Our toll free number is 866-REAL-548 or 252-987-6000 if calling from abroad.

Space is limited and the secret is out on the summer conditions!

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