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“Very professional setup” 5 of 5 stars
Review of REAL Watersports

REAL Watersports
25706 NC 12 Hwy, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
252 987 6000
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Waves
Type: Water sports, Classes/Workshops, Adventure
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Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Very professional setup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

pros: most professional kiteboarding outfit in USA, have brand new equipment to use, instructors are great, jetski assist, good launch, slick out front

Cons: Expensive, little bit of attitude, get the feeling it's all about the money

In their defense - it is the best kite school in USA and its a BIG operation. There are a ton of instructors, fleet of jetskis, lots of employees. I am sure the overhead is high.

We go back 1-2 times a year. It's perfect for kiting and Waterman's Retreat is great.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Number One in Kitesurfing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Real Watersports is continually rated number one in magazines as the top rated school. I took some advanced intermediate lessons and the instruction was first rate. The facility has all the latest equipment in great shape. My instructor is a professional rider so extremely knowledgeable.

The instructors all use Wave Runners so they are in the water and close to you so this is great for feedback.

This not the least expensive place to learn but great if you have the money. Private lessons are a minimum of three hours, which is a long time to be on the water if you are doing several days of lessons in a row. Be in good shape and take your Advil.

If you are tired of booking lessons at the local beach only to have them postponed with no wind, book a week at Real Watersports and get to the next level.

I highly recommend this place!


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“Kite Camp Rocked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I took the evolution kite camp. What a great way to build confidence and skills to take your riding up a notch. There were 2 of us to one instructor and a jet ski. The instructor was really patient and gave great input to help us get riding consistently better and more confidently. The location is also great, just open water as far as you can see. you could go for miles while you are followed on jet ski, without the fear of having to swim back. Would do it again in a second.

Visited August 2012
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