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REAL Watersports

25706 NC 12 Hwy, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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It was our third visit to Real and we had another awesome time! My instructor Eric Braojos got me... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
louisasmith23
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Always a great place for advice and gear, owners very involved!

We've been going to Hatteras since 1992 for windsurfing, and now kiting. Our son did 'Zero to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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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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25706 NC 12 Hwy, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed December 28, 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 November 24, 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 November 13, 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

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Reviewed October 17, 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

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Ashlon D, Manager at REAL Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 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 October 9, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

I had two lessons with Eric Braojos at Real Watersports and was very impressed with both Eric and my progress. Eric is, hands down, an awesome teacher. He offered the appropriate amount of instruction such that I made progress without being overwhelmed, yet was still...More

Thank Kyle C
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Management response:Responded October 5, 2017

Thank you for your review, Kyle. We strive to hire great coaches who can relate to many different learning styles and teach students accordingly. We're glad you had a great trip and are stoked to see you next time.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I took a 3 hour kiting lesson with Eric at Real Watersports and he is an amazing instructor. I've had 5 lessons now, at different locations with different instructors, and my lesson at Real was hands down my favorite location and the best instruction I've...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We just finished up a week in waves. Rented an inflatable SUP for 2 days. Having never tried it before, they were helpful in setting us up and recommending places to use it and how to get started. Had the best time! And even my...More

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Management response:Responded October 5, 2017

Thank you for your review. We're a family friendly business and always love sharing local knowledge to make sure you and your family have a great trip to Cape Hatteras.

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