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KITE REPUBLIC
4.9
Based on 49 reviews
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Joey Garton
Joey Garton
2020-01-23T11:30:16+0000
Purchased a new kite from the crew at KR. They were awesome in getting the kite over to WA and super friendly and... helpful. Will be purchasing my next one from them again. keep it up!read more
John Stasiewicz
John Stasiewicz
2019-12-31T07:00:19+0000
Top of the range equipment and service
Kathy Mackenzie
Kathy Mackenzie
2019-12-05T01:13:23+0000
These guys excel at everything kiting-related. They have the best instructors, hand-selected by Australia’s #1... Instructor trainer, Chris Sal. They really know their stuff when it comes to gear and will help you get the set-up that’s perfect for you and will take your riding to the next level. On top of that, they have almost single-handedly fostered the growth of the Melbourne kiting community through social events and kite trips. I moved to Melbourne a year ago and have made so many great friends through kiting to the point that Melbourne feels like home, none of which would have happened had I not rocked up to the Kite Republic caravan one day last summer and asked about lessons.read more
Chloe LeMerle
Chloe LeMerle
2019-11-25T05:05:08+0000
Kite Republic did a fantastic job organising and managing our Y9 Mind and Body Day event for Albert Park College... students. The day was a huge success, with a variety of activities on offer. We will definitely be working with Kite Republic again for a school event!read more
C A B Botero
C A B Botero
2019-11-17T06:49:49+0000
amazing staff, amazing trainer.. I definetely recommend kite republic!!
Adam Jochim
Adam Jochim
2019-11-16T10:32:58+0000
Best shop in Melbourne for wetsuits. Super fantastic customer service and great prices. Many thanks!
Sorel Castellanos
Sorel Castellanos
2019-11-14T04:01:37+0000
I found Kite republic’s service very personalised to each customer. They have a excellent gear range to fit my riding... style as a beginner and as I keep progressing in the sport. I love my Evo + Jaime set up they provided me. Awesome gear that has lasted me through my kiteboarding journey! Definitely recommend them!read more
Tildy Marnika
Tildy Marnika
2019-11-14T03:55:13+0000
Such an awesome experience! Had so much fun doing a paddle boarding lesson, will definitely be back!
Tom Foley
Tom Foley
2019-11-14T03:53:18+0000
Hired a stand up paddle board, it was super easy process and had lots of fun! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
Bagus Bogerd
Bagus Bogerd
2019-11-08T12:49:49+0000
Hands down, one of the best schools I have visited. The atmosphere among the staff is super nice. Everyone is so... friendly and lively. You can feel that the people working there are all passionate about kitesurfing and that it's not just about the money. On top of that, they are very helpful and will not hesitate to go the extra mile for you. Would definitely recommend :)read more
Craig Brandie
Craig Brandie
2019-10-24T08:19:56+0000
Awesome kite lessons and ppl
Kurt Macaulay
Kurt Macaulay
2019-10-19T21:15:17+0000
Did my lessons, got my gear and now part of the club! Hands down best service you could ever ask for! A business run by... people who genuinely care about their customers and love what they doread more
Adriana Castellanos
Adriana Castellanos
2019-10-17T00:50:55+0000
Kite Republic really knows how to get people motivated and excited in water sports!! KR club is such an awesome... community. I would definitely recommend attending club nights, ride days and camp weekends, you won’t regret it 😊 you’ll have the chance to meet more kite surfers and paddle boarders while you progress in the water!read more
Lani Simiona
Lani Simiona
2019-07-27T10:26:40+0000
having them stay with us at Ranginui's Retreat...totally an awesome friendly group..
Bianca Mosele
Bianca Mosele
2019-05-04T05:54:32+0000
Great instruction by very patient and friendly staff. Great experience all round.
Stewart Harper
Stewart Harper
2019-04-10T22:28:41+0000
As a total newbie to this sport, I went to KR seeking advice on equipment - specifically harnesses. Chris gave me... upfront and honest advice about what I needed, there was no attempt to upsell me to the latest and greatest equipment, just honest advice about what would be best for me. It was very refreshing to be given advice that suited my skill level and to be treated respectfully no matter how silly I thought my questions were. Cannot give Chris and the team high enough praise for their customer service.read more
Davide Gentile
Davide Gentile
2019-03-23T02:46:13+0000
It’s very difficult to have lesson during the weekend if you buy discounted voucher by other providers (Groupon), the... excuse was the weather but actually in February it was sunny and not so windy (considering that it was the first lesson..)...maybe easier during the week, if you don’t work...it would be better if you clearly say that by discounted voucher you can only have lesson between mon-frid when you have low attendance..at least we avoid to lose time and kiter can make an aware choice if buy or not...read more
Marce Ritchie
Marce Ritchie
2019-01-26T11:37:52+0000
The lads at Kite Republic were great! We will definitely be back 😁
Ruslan Davletgareev
Ruslan Davletgareev
2019-01-26T05:03:10+0000
Good service and equipment, everyone is polite, everything was perfect!
James Nicholson
James Nicholson
2019-01-09T10:36:10+0000
I just wanted to say how grateful I am to the whole KR crew for teeing me up with my gear and looking after me the last... week. From the day I walked in there two months ago Carlos and Cesar were extremely welcoming and hooked me up with a fantastic kite at a great price. Also big thank you to Chris for taking the time to sort out my bars on the spot, just so I could go out to enjoy the day kiting. Cannot recommend this place enough! Legends!read more
Jez Data
Jez Data
2018-12-13T00:21:20+0000
Wife was getting me some gifts and was using your online shop. She made the order and Hannah from the store promptly... called and helped her with some of the purchase logistics and followed up with her to confirm everything. Shipping was super prompt. She was really helpful and my wife was so complimentary of the service.read more
Georgina Tennant
Georgina Tennant
2018-12-10T10:02:24+0000
Just bought my very first SUP and Zac and the team at Kite Republic were fantastic. Living in Lord Howe Island, it is... often difficult/expensive to get larger items shipped here - but Zac made it so easy and very affordable, and the SUP and accessories arrived in perfect condition. Excellent customer service, fast shipping, and all round great customer experience. Thank you!!read more
Michael Priestley
Michael Priestley
2018-11-17T03:14:12+0000
Great gear and service! Just bought new duotone 8m with bar and pro wam. First session yesterday in 20kn and bay... waves. I've ridden a lot of setups in 13 years kiting and in summary - this gear is awesome. Everything Chris advised in store was right on. Can't wait to get it into bigger wind and waves. Cheers KR 👍🏽read more
Jono Smith
Jono Smith
2018-11-14T02:30:13+0000
Great people and service in a very handy location in the heart of St Kilda, all things kiteboarding & sups..:)
Matt Downey
Matt Downey
2018-08-31T01:59:44+0000
Great trip with an awesome crew. The instruction is the best available and the location can’t be beat.
Daniel S Green
Daniel S Green
2018-08-30T07:09:30+0000
Great team, best gear and the most amazing Cook Island Aitutaki Tour, I went this year and last. I have traveled to... many of the world's most famous kite spots and Aitutaki is the most perfect in terms of beauty, lack of crowds and flat water! Chris runs this business first as a passion and only then as a business. Well Done!read more
Shevy Lauren
Shevy Lauren
2018-08-30T04:24:15+0000
I loved my trip to Aitutaki with Kite Republic. Amazing coaching and super fun social scene set against the most... beautiful tropical backdrop. What more could you ask for!?read more
Baptiste Lava
Baptiste Lava
2018-04-18T03:18:53+0000
Just purchased a wetsuit at Kite Republic and the staff were amazing, they take the time to offer the best service... possible, I will definitely come back!read more
Emma Ashurst
Emma Ashurst
2018-01-11T06:25:30+0000
Great KRew and lots of fun! Would advise anyone who likes the water to give it a go.
Krzysztof Stankiewicz
Krzysztof Stankiewicz
2017-11-19T11:26:29+0000
NAISH foil clinic was a blast, wasn't all that hard really with the right tips~
Javier Pérez González
Javier Pérez González
2017-11-14T06:52:05+0000
Karine Blanchard
Karine Blanchard
2017-10-16T02:46:26+0000
5 stars customer service!! Cesar is amazing, he gives great advice and really know what he is talking about. I... received my gear from Melbourne only 1 day after ordering it!read more
Penny Cassidy
Penny Cassidy
2017-10-13T11:29:04+0000
Needed a seat harness for my aching back & found one on sale. Received an email & PH call from Chris the next morning... as they had already sold the last one. As it was going to be a public holiday, the next day in Melbourne, Kite Republic arranged for the Supplier to send the harness directly to me, which I received the following day. I'm amazed at how professional Kite Republic is, & a mega big thanks. Highly recommended.read more
Matt Senior
Matt Senior
2017-08-23T06:53:12+0000
Such a great crew. Have assisted me with lessons and equipment. If you're thinking about getting started in the... addictive world of kiting, give these experienced and friendly guys a call or visit the shop. �read more
Mark Gordon
Mark Gordon
2017-04-12T08:52:18+0000
Bought my ION wetsuit online from Cesar, quick response, super fast shipping from Vic to Adelaide, ordered it on Sunday... afternoon and received it on Tuesday � great product awesome service, highly recommended �read more
Jonathan Fulpin
Jonathan Fulpin
2017-03-17T04:07:26+0000
The best spirit and great team. Thanks for your advice Pierre-Antoine and for the hydrofoil test Cesar.
Nick Cutler
Nick Cutler
2017-03-17T04:05:16+0000
Managed to get a 3r session in with Kite Republic and my instructor was Agatha. Super knowledgable, friendly and above... all I felt safe for my first lessons! It was super exciting and challenging at the same time! Happy that I was able to start practising with the board after just 3hrs! Will be back again to finish my lessons. A great, well organised, professional, friendly and above all SAFE organisation to learn with!!! Top Marks!!!read more
Paul J Ezekiel
Paul J Ezekiel
2017-03-05T03:23:36+0000
I have been kiting for over 12 years. I just bought 2 x North Dice and a Jaime board while I was in Sydney from the US... on business. Given the very short trip, I had Sarah ship them directly to a hotel in Sydney. The quality of customer service was something I have never seen before from a kite store. Not only was KR aggressive on price, but they were also extremely knowledgeable about the product line and could provide highly informed advice. They also understood the very compressed time frame in which to get the kite shipped to Sydney before I left and jumped through hoops to ensure that happened. I will definitely be back to KR on my next trip to Oz.read more
Isabelle Vankeirsbilck
Isabelle Vankeirsbilck
2017-03-01T21:38:33+0000
Manny James
Manny James
2017-02-16T08:09:28+0000
KR is a cool group of people and great instructors!! Highly recommended
Thor T Birtley
Thor T Birtley
2016-12-10T00:00:55+0000
Bought my new kite setup from KR recently coz they've got excellent range of kites, boards, wetsuits & everything else... you need. They've also got great customer service & the team there have amazing knowledge & ability to adviseread more
John Basil Whittam
John Basil Whittam
2016-12-09T22:19:41+0000
Bebhinn Coghlan
Bebhinn Coghlan
2016-12-05T09:34:31+0000
O'Duda Daithi
O'Duda Daithi
2016-10-23T04:03:01+0000
Great lesson today with Carlos, couldn't recommend them more
Daniel Nakos
Daniel Nakos
2016-10-16T00:02:29+0000
Awesome crew Willing to help you out even after your lessons Would definitely recommend
Jamie Hall
Jamie Hall
2016-08-06T04:14:45+0000
Just got back from my first ever sup lesson with Warwick. Loved it!, great location and lots of cool toys in the shop.... Felt like a kid in a candy store. I will be back!!!read more
Ida Karlsson
Ida Karlsson
2016-06-06T23:39:35+0000
Such a great community of awesome people who share the love for the ocean and for our wonderful sport. Hanging with the... KiteRepublic crew is ways a blast.read more
Dylan Quinnell
Dylan Quinnell
2016-06-05T01:22:28+0000
Fantastic friendly and knowledgeable staff make for a great vibe or ride days and trips. If you want to improve fast,... talk to Chris or his team!read more
Andrew Watkins
Andrew Watkins
2016-05-29T13:38:36+0000
I am so glad my Kitesurfing addiction started at Kite Republic. The shop crew have been friendly, helpful and most... importantly always available for after sale support. I have progressed so far thanks to coaching during KR Club "ride days" and "camps". From complete beginner to a few years later KR has been great assistance and have met many friends through their community.read more
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