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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!
KR is a real value add centre and an example of awesome customer service. Online, you are bombarded with what seem to be good deals. KR were able to put together a North Foil package that will ultimately be a better fit, at a great price point ,offer a loan short mast, a lesson AND stayed back late to give some training tips with the deal. That's a great example to me and my business of what an ideal customer experience should be like. On another occasion, KR were happy to match a genuine online offer via FB pop-up. I think Chris and the team are genuinely interested in seeing smiles on faces and building community than a cash grab. Well Done! Rich.
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!
A huge thank you to Pierre from Kite Republic. I've done some adrenaline filled activities in my past but felt a little uneasy kite boarding for my first time in St Kilda crowds. Pierre was / is and I'm certain will continue to be an absolute legend when it comes to teaching first timers the essential kite boarding basics. I'm stoked, he was stoked for me and I'll be back for more for sure. Great guys, thorough lesson and one very happy customer who will be back for 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 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
Great staff and events! Always nice to hang out with you guys!
Camp weekend 2016 – Sandy Point. Firstly, I cannot speak highly enough of the KR team, there passion and enthusiasm is infectious, this has resulted in KR building a great Kite Community. The weekend camp at Sandy Point had it all; the highlights for me were: · Instructional advice – KR split us into 3 groups Advance, Intermediate, Beginner this was good because each group was at the same level, and you benefit from listening to other peoples goals for the weekend. · No wind – It doesn’t sound good but it gave you the chance to learn things about your kite/bar that you wouldn’t really learn without going on this camp. · Light winds – I only have one kite so in this case KR pumped up 2x 15meter kites and shared it around for everyone to use. · Getting on the water – The theory classes were good and got you geed up to try new tricks on the water, once on the water the instructor would be out there trying to get you to achieve your weekend goal. · Food – the food was great and certainly not your average camping food. The overall experience cannot be beaten and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to take their riding to the next level or just wants to join the kite community that may one day assist in launching your kite.
Best kite school/community in Victoria. Not only can you learn in a safe environment but you can keep progressing with fun getaways, camps and holidays, I've done them all! I learnt 5 years ago and just went on a camp last weekend.
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.
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. :)
They don't have masts !
2015 Snow Kite trip Wow! 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!