Proven Passion & Outstanding Customer Service
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Kite republic is an example of a local business that truly makes a difference.Not only that it offers an excellent... customer service and go the extra mile when you need something it also contributes, on an on going basis, to the growing Melbourne’s Kiteboarding community making many people joyful and happy.read more
Awesome crew. Been so helpful over the years and a pleasure to have a such a good shop so close to our local kite spot
A really genuine and sincere group of people. They are helpful and provide great advice for anyone from beginner to... advanced. The breadth/range of equipment they have in stock is excellent which means they have something for everyone.I have also been particularly impressed wit their commitment to promote a passion for the water sports we love.It is always a pleasure dealing with Kite Republic and I always enjoy going in there and buying new equipment 😀!read more
Recently bought a Red Ride 10'8" paddle board!! Great advice and services from all at KR!! Highly recommended.
Agathe Kerr Melbourne
Great place ! Super nice people
These guys rock! Fantastic customer service and super fast delivery, I got my new inflatable sup delivered interstate... in less than 24hrs, with a friendly handwritten note. Thank you Chris!read more
Massive thanks to the team at Kite Republic for their advise on choosing an awesome inflatable SUP. Delivered to my... door within 24 hours of purchase. 3 missions down in the first week, both solo and with the kids! Love the 10’ 6’’ can have both kids on it and also catch some little waves coming through. Bring on 20 knots and a bay bash!read more
Helpful knowledgeable staff. Great product range!
Manon Le Masle
Had an awesome time at Kite Republic ! Very passionate and knowledgeable team, and excellent service. Would definitely... recommend it to anyone looking for a good kitesurfing experience.read more
Amazing and friendly crew who are always willing to help you to the best of their abilities! Shopping in-store or... online with them is always a pleasure. Special shoutout to Carlos and Chris whose passion for kitesurfing show in everything they do for KR! Thank you!read more
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
Top of the range equipment and service
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
amazing staff, amazing trainer.. I definetely recommend kite republic!!
Best shop in Melbourne for wetsuits. Super fantastic customer service and great prices. Many thanks!
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
Such an awesome experience! Had so much fun doing a paddle boarding lesson, will definitely be back!
Hired a stand up paddle board, it was super easy process and had lots of fun! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
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
Awesome kite lessons and ppl
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
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
having them stay with us at Ranginui's Retreat...totally an awesome friendly group..
Great instruction by very patient and friendly staff. Great experience all round.
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
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
The lads at Kite Republic were great! We will definitely be back 😁
Good service and equipment, everyone is polite, everything was perfect!
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
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
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
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
Great trip with an awesome crew. The instruction is the best available and the location can’t be beat.
Daniel S Green
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
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
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
Great KRew and lots of fun! Would advise anyone who likes the water to give it a go.
NAISH foil clinic was a blast, wasn't all that hard really with the right tips~
Javier Pérez González
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
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
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
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
The best spirit and great team. Thanks for your advice Pierre-Antoine and for the hydrofoil test Cesar.
Paul J Ezekiel
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
KR is a cool group of people and great instructors!! Highly recommended
Thanks to all the staff yesterday, my 3 girls had an absolute blast at their 1st lesson. Smiles the whole way home,... the experience was well organise with knowledgeable staff from booking right thru to completion.... leaving all three of them excited about lesson 2 is the best outcome possible!read more
Thor T Birtley
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
Great lesson today with Carlos, couldn't recommend them more
Awesome crew Willing to help you out even after your lessonsWould definitely recommend
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
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
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
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
Great group to get into for any kiter levels. Shops is always very helpful and approachable and the camps, ride days... and overseas trips are incredible.read more
Liam J.C O'Brien
Amazing location and the lessons are not scary at all. With their club nights an amazing chance To make friends with... people from all over the world. An amazing cultureread more
Amazing service and friendly people. Highly recommended
What a bunch of legends! from the instructors through to the shop. I've struggled with kiting and would have given up... without the support of these guys and the KR club. Thanks KR Crew!read more
John Paul Ungar
KR do a great job with the shop, lessons and creating an awesome kite&sup social scene in St Kilda. They know their... stuff and give great info. Defo worth popping in.read more
I would highly recommend starting your kite addiction with KR. They are head and shoulders above the rest of the kite... offerings along the beach. The hugest points of difference are all of the offerings once you're done with you initial lessons when you will feel a bit nervous hitting the water. They run regular ride days which put you in a great spot to develop your skills with some experienced instructors making sure you have that little extra help you need when you're just starting out. From there they have a whole community built around KR with monthly club nights, kite camps, destination get aways, advanced skills clinics - all giving you a chance to meet other riders and progress your riding. Not just a place to buy gear- highly recommend.read more
Excellent bunch to be arround with, the store has plenty of great gear from top brands, staff was ready to help me... every time. If you wanna give kitesurfing a go it's a good point to start with, that's what I've done and happy with it. Would love to see the USD /AUD rate change and see some price drop for our loved gear.read more
An awesome experience all round with kite republic, super passionate team all about getting people out on the water... having a good time with the right equipment.read more
Got 2 fanatic air premiums sent to WA. Great customer service and really enjoying the boards
Great staff and events! Always nice to hang out with you guys!
Great 2 hrs on the water yesterday with Pierre. Thanks guys
Nothing is to much trouble for these guys. So passionate about the sport & even their customer service they provide... before & after sales! (Rare to find service like this anywhere these days!) love my Alana Naish & will always buy future boards from KR SUP.read more
Thanks so much Dani for an awesome morning. We had the most amazing time.Heather x
KR a very professional school, different teachers with all different qualities.. I learnt a lot from them. They even... keep helping you after lessons cause they love the sport so much. 🙂read more
2015 Snow Kite tripWow! What a trip! A fantastic crew from KR who are more than willing to help out! If you kitesurf... this is a must do trip, especially if you also love the snow. All you need to worry about is if there is wind, KR provided lunch and organised lots of fun things to do. On the first couple of days we had low winds in the afternoon, so we just headed to the ski fields(after kiting in the mornings) and had a great time. Saturday dinner was also provided by KR and was a really tasty no fuss Bolognese, just what the doctor ordered! Also had a fantastic bunch of people on the trip, great to have a chat to, hope to see them all on the beach!There were a few people who have no kiting experience, and they were helped out by the KR crew, and seemed to have a great time. If it were me however I would head to KR and get your water lessons done and clock up a few hours on the water before this trip, but it would still be a great experience if you haven't kited before.Kiting on the snow was pretty much the same as on water, with a few extra interesting things like hills that you don't get with the water (kinda similar to wave riding).If you are wondering what snow kiting is like this trip is the way to go. It is definitely the safest way to try it out!read more
I have recently returned from the Aitutaki winter Escape 2015 and had the best time! It was an awesome group of people... to kite, travel and party with. The progression that I had on this trip was the best I have had in years, and I owe it all the great staff who were motivating and pushing me every step of the way. The daily clinics were a big help run by Chris Sal and Ewan Jaspan. I think we got 8 days in a row out on the water. I have travelled the world and kited many amazing locations but I have to say this was by far the best location I have ever been, flat, crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees and WIND plenty of wind. I would highly recommend this trip next year to anyone looking for an amazing kite holiday. I will definitely be returning on a yearly basis.Thanks for the great times KRread more
Awesome people, awesome gear and top quality instructors. Kite Republic is by far the best kiting school and community... around, get into it!read more
Juliana Carreno Ariza
Great staff! Always providing the best advice.
Hey guys!Just wanted to say thanks for introducing me to the greatest sport ever! Met lots of amazing people and had... awesome time in this beautiful city of yours I called home for past three years. Keep up the good work with passionate crew and smiley faces!See you on the water somewhere in Europe soon!read more
Simply amazing ,thank u guys !!!we had a great one !
They came they rocked they kited! Super cool shop and school! Love the camps and ride days they do!
Had an absolutely fantastic time with Chris & everyone at Kite Republic with the recent Assistant Instructor Course /... then the Level 1 Instructor Course, Thank you all so much! All super friendly/passionate & totally know their stuff. Most importantly, I gained skills that will serve to safely introduce more people to Kiting. I cannot recommend Kite Republic highly enough, 5 stars plus for sure - Browny PS - IKO is certainly an organization & philosophy I support, great methods with an awful lot of practical skills to enhance safety & the sport as it grows - Well done to all involved with the IKOread more
After learning to kite with Kite Republic a few years ago I always held them in high regard. Today we finally got out... for a SUP lesson and used KR again. Thier standards are still as high as they were those years ago. Friendly, knowledgable staff that make being out on the water nothing but fun.read more
Loved it- good people, great fun and ncie value. Love the crew at Kite Republic and plan to come back for more, for... sure!read more
Cayque Costa Aquino
Awesome people, great fun and super passionate about helping kiters make the most of their time out there.
Spectacular customer service.Can't speak highly enough KR.Always helpful, accommodating, and professional.All... seriousness aside, you guys rock.read more
hi guys, quick message to let you know how stoked I was with the time and advise over the phone and in store. Myself... and the kids are really enjoying my new allwave 8 11 Thanks for looking after me and staying open a bit longer so I could pick up the board mid week after work.read more
Wicked crew, good times!! Highly recommended for everyone to get the feeling of Kite Boarding.
Such a cool bunch of people to hang out with and very professional at the same time!I had such a good time at the... camp last weekend even though I just had the 5hour beginner lesson.Was So cool to ride during a full weekend (or a full day if you go on a ride day) and go away to discover the beautiful treasures of Victoria :)Just loving it. Feeling alive.See you soon.Xoxoread more
Simone Luuk Toorenburgzil
We joint the KR CREW on the January 2015 Riding day. What a great way to improve my kite skill( there are 6 or more... teachers there to guide you) and meet people with same interest. Keep the good work up!! See you next riding day!!read more
I did the IKO instructor course with Chris in October and thought it was awesome... The course really put me through my... paces and I definitely came out a much better kiter and coach! One of the best bits is Chris' ability to pass on his personal style of coaching and teaching. He's a really excellent teacher, and through the various training sessions/assessments I think we all picked up how to coach someone from discovering to progressing a skill like kiting, instead of just being told how it works.... along with loads of useful tips and tricks we could use teaching in different or tricky spots/conditions. I had an awesome week and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to understand more about the sport or potentially teach to others! Thanks Chris! : Dread more
Amazing service from a super friendly kite loving team. The team helped me to get what I needed and Fast so I didn't... miss a single session. Love your work. Highly recommended. See you on the water!read more
Amazing crew, great social culture and love the never ending planned trips to overseas locations and snow kiting... adventures.read more
The energy and passion from Kite Republic and Chris in particular is outstanding. With his enthusiasm and clear... instruction it is near impossible to not progress your kitesurfing skills. We got a bit unlucky with the wind on a recent trip to Fiji and only managed to get out for 3 sessions, but even so my riding still progressed and I had a lot of fun in the process. With the lack of wind Kite Republic were very good at making sure there were other activities to do including wakeboarding, SUPs, snorkelling, coconut tree climbing races, fishing, village trips, bonfires, morning yoga - if it was possible we did it. This was my second winter escape with KR and hopefully I'll be joining them again next year.read more
Fiji Winter Escape 14Fiji was an unforgettable place to go kiting, warm water, stunning islands and friendly people.... As a beginner the morning theory sessions along with the tips and encouragement in the water meant that I made some real progression in the week, I certainly wouldn't have been trying toe side and carve turns without your encouragement! When the wind died you and Sars did a great job making sure there was fun stuff to do from wake boarding to SUP sessions. It also helped that we had an awesome group of like minded people who were a lot of fun on and off water! Thanks again.read more
We joined the Kite Republic winter escape in Fiji 2014 for the 3rd year running, it was awesome to be part of this trip... again - what can we say, we're suckers for a warm and windy holiday!!The week was amazing fun and again, we both progressed heaps as a result of the clinics, advice on and off the water and the opportunity to ride with a bunch of kiters from newbies right through to team riders. The clinics in particular are a great opportunity to ask any questions that are on your mind and there is always someone else thinking the same thing. Delivered in a really informal way (just after lunch is perfect so as not to interrupt kiting time!) Chris is able to explain the technical aspects of the sport in such a way as to make them easy to understand and relevant to your particular equipment and kiting style.A great opportunity to escape the winter cold we'll definitely be involved in the winter escapes in future, it's a great way to boost your kiting confidence, meet new people with common interests and generally have a bloody good time!!read more
Filip Holm Christensen