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REAL Lesson Center

"We Make New Riders Every Day". This has been our mission statement since 2001. Since then, over 50,000 students have completed our kiteboarding and surfing instructional programs. Outside Magazine ranks REAL's Camp programs among their "Top 10 Adventure Camps 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.

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


“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.

About REAL Cape Hatteras

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.

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Live Music

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

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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.

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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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