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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.
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!
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!
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 :)
Awesome session had the best day and learnt so much!
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 do
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!
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.
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..:)
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!
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.