Kiteboarding Lessons

Kiteboarding Lessons & Camps

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.

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We Make New Riders Every Day

When you're learning with REAL, you have access to the most knowledgeable and friendly coaches in the world. To maximize your instructional experience, we recommend visiting the REAL Lesson Center in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Our state of-the-art facility has instant access to perfect conditions for kiteboarding and surfing.

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Private kite lessons are the best way to learn how to kiteboard or learn your next trick on the fast track. Our professional coaches create a custom curriculum based on your experience, individual needs and learning style. This is by far the most efficient way to learn how to kite or learn your next skill. Experience high-quality instruction designed for you. REAL only staffs the best coaches. Whether you are looking to take your first tack or perfect the back mobe, we have a coach with the skills and experience to teach you.

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Skill Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Lesson Includes
  • REAL Pro Coach
  • Jet Ski "On the Fly" coaching
  • Huge selection of equipment
  • Private Launch
  • Uncrowded teaching terrain
  • 3 Hours per half day
  • 6 Hours per per full day

Semi-private kite lessons are a great way to learn to kite or work on new skills with a friend or family member. Students will take turns on the kite during the lesson so they must be within 40 pounds of each other and at a similar skill level. Semi-private lessons are a great way to share the experience with a friend, pace yourself and learn by example. Semi-private lessons are custom tailored to your individual skill levels. Whether you are just getting started or working on mega loops we have a coach ready to show you the way.

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Skill Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Lesson Includes
  • REAL Pro Coach
  • Jet Ski "On the Fly" coaching
  • Huge selection of equipment
  • Private Launch
  • Uncrowded teaching terrain
  • 3 Hours per half day
  • 6 Hours per per full day

REAL Kite Camps provide students with the ultimate full-immersion kiteboarding experience with three full days of instruction. 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 coaches.

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Skill Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Lesson Includes
  • REAL Pro Coach
  • Jet Ski "On the Fly" coaching
  • Huge selection of equipment
  • Private Launch
  • Uncrowded teaching terrain
  • 5 hour per day
  • 2 to 1 student to coach ratio
Custom Camp $1695 (per person)

The REAL Custom Camp is a private kiteboarding camp for you and your family or friends. It is booked in groups of twos and can start on any day. With the Custom Camp you will progress at the speed you want and study the curriculum that best suits your needs. Second to Private Lessons, Custom Camp is the fastest way to learn your new kiteboarding skills.

  • Ability Level:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • When: 3 consecutive days, starting any day
  • End Goal: Custom Curriculum built for you

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Zero to Hero $1495 (per person)

The Zero to Hero Kite Camp takes you from an absolute beginner to a self-sufficient kiteboarder. No experience necessary. Zero to Hero breaks down the sport of kiteboarding into digestible segments of flying the kite and riding the board. Once you have mastered both skills separately, you can combine them and become a kiteboarder. The goal of Zero to Hero is to make it so you can return home to take a safe session at your local spot. Zero to Hero Camps run every Tuesday-Thursday March through November and on select weekends.

  • Ability Level:Beginner
  • When: Tuesday-Thursday, March-November and some weekends
  • End Goal: Take safe sessions at your local spot

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Evolution $1495 (per person)

The Evolution Camp focuses on solidifying the fundamental building blocks acquired in the Zero to Hero Camp to make riders fully independent. Each day will include focused instruction to help you attain specific goals that will propel you up to this kiteboarding milestone. We'll work on extending your rides for miles, better form and technique for edging and controlling speed, transitions and the holy grail - staying upwind. Evolution Camp starts right after Zero to Hero and runs Friday-Sunday March through November.

  • Ability Level:Intermediate
  • When: Friday-Sunday, March-November
  • End Goal: Ride upwind

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Joyride $1495 (per person)

Get ready for the ride of your life! Joyride Camp is designed for riders capable of riding upwind that want to learn the secrets of becoming a solid, advanced rider. You'll hit the water and attack your personal goals through proven instruction methods in some of the best riding conditions in the world. Learn to boost, work on throwing some serious spray with hard toeside carves, ride a strapless board for the first time, take downwinders - the possibilities are endless. The fastest way to becoming the local kite hero on your beach is to take Joyride Camp

  • Ability Level:Advanced
  • When: October 25-27, 2019, or any dates via Custom Camp.
  • End Goal: Go bigger, ride faster, get litt

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Offsite coaching is the best way to kite anywhere in the world. Our team of coaches travel all over the planet and are able to provide you with their knowledge and experience kiting regardless of the destination. Whether you are just starting to plan or have everything booked, bring a REAL Coach on your next vacation and plan for the trip of a lifetime.

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Skill Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Lesson Includes
  • REAL Pro Coach
  • Huge selection of equipment
  • Full Day of Instruction

Get in Touch

Ready to book your lesson or camp? Need more information? Send us a message at REALPRO@REALWatersports.com or call toll-free at 866-REAL-548 or 252-987-6000.

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ZERO 2 HERO 2.0

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

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EVOLUTION 2.0

Evolution picks up where Z2H left off and work towards the holy grail - staying upwind and being a self sufficient kiteboarder.


The Experience

SINCE THE BEGINNING

REAL has been involved with kiteboarding since the beginning. Riding and teaching since 1998, our experience shows. We have taught over 50,000 new students on the water and snow.

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.

"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" coaching with jet skis limits the students need to spend lesson time walking upwind and keeps the coach close enough to provide solid instruction for the entire lesson. This 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.

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.

Great People

“Whatever vitamins the REAL employees are being fed to make them all so nice and welcoming and caring to all the clients are definitely working because I had an absolute blast.”

— Patrick Johnson


FANTASTIC!

“Attended the Zero to Hero camp and have to say it exceeded my expectations. Before signing up I looked at some other lessons on Hatteras and kept coming back to the REAL Watersports site. Something just kept telling me this is the place to go. I'm glad I did. What a wonderful facility. It's just first-class all the way around!”

— Bobby Dow


The Only Way to Learn

“After spending three days with REAL, I realized that this is the only way to learn. Having the coach be right with you on the ski coaching you through the entire experience was amazing. I was able to progress so much faster and farther than expected.”

— Russell Terry

Plan Your Visit

REAL Watersports

REAL is located in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, internationally recognized as the best place to kiteboard in the world.

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Where to Stay

Watermen's Retreat is a waterfront resort located in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina featuring a range of luxury options with incredible views.

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Where to Eat

Watermen's Bar & Grill serves delicious, freshly prepared food, plus the best coffee, beers and mixed drinks on the Outer Banks.

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REAL Rental Shop

REAL offers the only Rental Shop in the United States where you can rent the latest Kite, Surf and Standup gear.

REAL Rental Shop

Live Music

REAL and Carolina Brewery bring you the Sky Blue Summer Concert Series, a series of waterfront live music performances.

Music & Events

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Epic winds. World-class waves. Unlimited beaches. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, both over the water. Not many destinations in the world can match this.

Cape Hatteras

Get in Touch

Ready to book your lesson or camp? Need more information? Send us a message at REALPRO@REALWatersports.com or call toll-free at 866-REAL-548 or 252-987-6000.

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