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REAL Watersports

25706 NC 12 Hwy, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-6000
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REAL Watersports Great Experience

I recently enjoyed learning kiteboarding basics step by step with Esben in three days of Zero to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
theiskell
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Portsmouth, Ohio
KiteSurfing Vibes

Love coming here with my family. The community is extremely family friendly and pets seem welcome... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PCmom98
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Potomac, Maryland
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We make new riders every day! We are located in Cape Hatteras, NC and ship gear all over the world. Our Cape Hatteras "aqauplex" features our Flagship Store, Watermen's Bar and Grill, Watermen's Retreat and the REAL Lesson Center.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“kite boarders” (4 reviews)
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25706 NC 12 Hwy, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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+1 252-987-6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed learning kiteboarding basics step by step with Esben in three days of Zero to Hero Camp at REAL Watersports in Waves, NC. Esben was consistently encouraging and went at a pace that worked for me as a 68 year old. A couple...More

Thank theiskell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love coming here with my family. The community is extremely family friendly and pets seem welcome, as well. There are lots of clothing lines and kitesurfing gear in the store. There's a rental office for kitesurfing equipment and the best skilled kitesurfing instructors you'd want...More

Thank PCmom98
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

my third time to Real having been to over a dozen other kite schools around the world, and Real continues to deliver better than the rest. The service is fantastic: proactive and with a smile, always trying to exceed expectations. The instructors are fun, knowledgeable...More

Thank Charles-FM-1968
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It was our third visit to Real and we had another awesome time! My instructor Eric Braojos got me up and kiteboarding and was fun and full of good tips - a great instructor!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We've been going to Hatteras since 1992 for windsurfing, and now kiting. Our son did 'Zero to Hero' at REAL as a high school graduation present and did great. With the help of good instructors and individualized teaching, he was going upwind by Day 3....More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was my third trip to Real and Watermans, and my second with my family. We just booked another trip for Spring Break. Real has the BEST customer service of any shop of any kind I have ever had. No joke! Too many examples to...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Staff and my Instructor (ESBEN) are some of the most positive and patient professionals I have ever met. While I had been a windsurfer when I was much younger and have skied most of my life KiteSurfing was completely different and challenging. While I...More

1  Thank John C
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

My husband and I had a few kiteboarding lessons elsewhere but I have to say that REAL surpassed our previous experience. Nick was so very patient, positive and went out of his way to meet our needs. We only had one windy day out to...More

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I took the Zero to Hero three day camp with Eric Braojos and he was hands down the best trainer! I'm what they call a "NeverEver" as in I've never ridden a board (wake, snow, body etc.) nor have I done ANY kind of athletic...More

Thank anamariaross
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Ashlon D, Manager at REAL Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are stoked to hear you had a great time! Our coaches are the best in the business and are great at adjusting teaching methods to any students individual needs. Kiteboarding can be intimidating at first but after a lesson students quickly realize it is...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Eric helped me go up wind! Yeah great stories that helps me think about doing things the right way. Consummate professional!

Thank Wills E
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