The sport of Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) is exploding worldwide. REAL's standup instructional programs have been a huge hit. From beginner flatwater sessions to advanced waveriding, REAL SUP coaches can take your paddling ability, board skills and riding style to the next level.
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 Paddleboarding Lessons1 Student Per Coach 500 Half Day / 1,000 Full Day View private lesson details
Private lessons are the best way to fast track your SUP skills; you can't beat one-on-one instruction from one of our pro coaches. Whether you book one session or a full week, we will create a custom curriculum based around your skill level and learning style.
Semi-Private Paddleboarding Lessons2 Students Per Coach 350 Half Day / 700 Full Day (Per Student) View semi-private lesson details
If you want to share time on the water with a friend or family member, semi-private lessons are the way to go. Students share the coach's attention throughout a half or full day session. Lessons are customized around your skill levels and learning styles.
“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