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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.
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...
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!
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.
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!!
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 👍🏽
Great people and service in a very handy location in the heart of St Kilda, all things kiteboarding & sups..:)
Went on the Aitutaki trip with KR. Amazing location and a great bunch of blokes. Good mix of kiting, other water activities and socialising.
Great trip with an awesome crew. The instruction is the best available and the location can’t be beat.
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!
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!?
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!
Afternoon Chris, Just wanted to say what fantastic staff you have the young kiwi dude was, so helpful and the experience dealing with you guys has been a pleasure and I will highly recommend you guys! Thanks once again and no doubt we will stay in touch in the future mate. Andy and sue.
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!
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.
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. �
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 �
The best spirit and great team. Thanks for your advice Pierre-Antoine and for the hydrofoil test Cesar.
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!!!
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.
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!
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 advise
John Basil Whittam
Great lesson today with Carlos, couldn't recommend them more
Awesome crew Willing to help you out even after your lessons Would 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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 culture
Amazing service and friendly people. Highly recommended
Just wanted to give a big shout out to KR for getting me started in the sport! Did my lessons with u guys few yes ago and u got me hooked. Got up riding with ur lessons in the first 5 hrs.....and after getting hocked up with a second hand combo of kite bar board wetty and harness at a sweet price I was able to kite my arse off whenever I wanted....since then U have hooked me up with the best gear at low prices and even let me use it on lay by....Love the ride days and camps u put on it has made me progress so much......ur instructors are really talented and always friendly down at my local, stkilda beach....keep up the good vibe KR ✌️
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got 2 fanatic air premiums sent to WA. Great customer service and really enjoying the boards