Student taking kiteboarding lessons at REAL Watersports in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Kiteboarding Lessons & Camps

Our comprehensive kiteboarding instructional programs, including kiteboarding lessons and camps, 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. Learn more about the different lessons and camps below or contact a REAL Pro for help.

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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.Learn more about the different camps below or contact a REAL Pro for help.

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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. Learn more about the different camps below or contact a REAL Pro for help.

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 hours per day
  • 2 to 1 student to coach ratio
Zero to Hero $1695 (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 safe sessions at your local spot. Zero to Hero Camps run select Tuesday-Thursday April through October.

Zero to Hero Kite Camp Dates:

  • October 18, 19, and 20, 2022
  • April 4, 5, and 6, 2023
  • May 16, 17, and 18, 2023
  • July 11, 12, and 13, 2023
  • August 22, 23, and 24, 2023
  • September 12, 13, and 14, 2023
  • October 17, 18, and 19, 2023
  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • End Goal: Take safe sessions at your local spot

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Women's Only Zero to Hero $1695 (per person)

August 26, 27 and 28 we are offering the ultimate full-immersion kiteboarding experience with three full day of instruction, male and female coaches, an evening beach bonfire and daily Pilates and Foundation Training.

Watermen’s Retreat lodging available, starting at $329.99/night with a 3-night minimum when you mention “Women’s Zero to Hero.”

Women's Only Zero to Hero Kite Camp Dates:

  • August 26, 27 and 28

Details:

  • Women’s Specific Camp
  • Male and Female Coaches
  • Evening Beach Bonfire
  • Daily Pilates and Foundation Training
  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • End Goal: Take safe sessions at your local spot

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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 252-987-6000.

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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