Kite Republic

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Kite Republic specialises in kiteboarding and stand-up paddle boarding and has Australia’s most active and passionate Kiteboarding Shop, School and Club.

Whether you are keen for a leisurely stand-up paddle boarding cruise through the yachts in the St Kilda harbour, interested in seeing the Melbourne city skyline from a new angle, or keen on trying stand-up paddle boarding for the first time – Kite Republic can cater for all interests and skill levels.

Kite Republic the original St Kilda kite school, operates year around. Join one of their kite boarding experiences for a taster or the full course – private and group lesson packages are available.

The enthusiastic and fun staff are highly qualified, passionate and fantastic at what they do. They can cater for all people seeking a fun and accessible nature-based outdoor sports driven by the wind and water.

Stop by their shop located at the St Kilda Sea Baths, say hi and get involved.

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Services

Kite Republic

From $59 to $90

A one hour Kiteboarding Pilot Lesson with Kite Republic is the perfect way to feel the power of the kite and to introduce you to kiteboarding.

80 per cent of kiteboarding is kite control. The important first step is the fastest and safest way to develop solid kite skills while learning about the wind, power zones, safety and kiteboarding equipment. This lesson is on the beach and mostly hands-on.

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Group lessons

$45

Take part in a group stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Kite Republic. Enjoy 90 minutes on the water, comprising of 60 minutes instruction and 30 minutes of practice to sharpen your new skills.

Join the fun and find out why stand-up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport.

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Kite Republic

From $250 to $490

Become a kitesurfer and get hooked on this exhilarating sport with Kite Republic.

The six hour Addiction Package is broken up into three separate lessons which is best done over different days. The first part of the lessons is two hours, consisting of the ‘Kite Pilot’ and ‘Hit the Water’ skills, then the next lessons consists of introducing the board into the mix, and aiming to get you up and riding and becoming an independent kiter.

The package is designed to take you from no previous kitesurfing knowledge and aim to get you to a stage where you know how to be safe out on the water and confident to be able to purchase gear and practice the skills you have learnt in the lessons.

This is the best value package for learning, and upon completion, you will also receive a free Kite Republic t-shirt, and IKO certification.

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Private Kitesurfing Lesson with Audio Headset Coaching

$200

Kite Republic Audio Headset Coaching – Take your skills to the next level with Kite Republic’s Audio Headset Coaching.

A private two hour one-on-one lesson using ‘Bb Talkin’ Bluetooth Headsets. Get real time audio feedback between you and your instructor via a waterproof Bluetooth action sports intercom service.

Being in a windy environment that is often hard to hear, this is the perfect way to communicate with your instructor from a safe distance to try new skills and tricks, whilst getting real time hands free instructions and feedback.

Suited right from beginner through to advanced, for all styles. Kite Republic has IKO qualified instructors ready to teach you anything from basic skills, right up to the latest advanced tricks, and everything in between.

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Foilboarding

From $120 to $540

Learn to Kite Foilboard, or improve your current Kite Foilboarding skills with Kite Republic’s comprehensive pathway to learning.

These Kite Foilboard Lessons in Melbourne are the perfect way to kick start your foiling adventure and get you confidently handling, and then riding your foil.

Lessons include all kiteboarding equipment, Bluetooth two-way headset for communication during the lesson and a kite Foilboard with three different mast heights to make your learning curve smoother and more efficient.

Kire Republic suggest that in order to make the most of your lessons that you are at a stage that you can confidently ride upwind and land small controlled jumps on your regular equipment.

What’s next once you get started? As well as a fantastic social foilboarding program run each fortnight, Kite Republic offer a number of different boards that you can purchase to get you up and going. If you purchase the regular setup, you will have free access to the shorter masts to make the initial learning time easier. Form more information on Kite Republic’s Social Foilboarding Program visit the website.

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Kite Republic

From $95 to $175

Feel the rush and excitement that only a full sized kite can provide.

This two hour hit the water lesson with Kite Republic is broken up into two parts, the first hour consists of the Kite Pilot techniques on land, then in the second hour it is time to get wet. From the safety of the water you will learn powered body drags, how to re-launch your kite and self-rescue techniques. Your goal is safe, confident control in the water.

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SUP for all levels

From $50 to $75

Kite Republic’s SUP (Stand-up paddle boarding) Downwinder Adventures are aimed at teaching you and refining a whole new skill set on your SUP, as well as introducing you to the addiction that is Downwinders.

With organised carpooling and board transportation as well as an experienced instructor there to make sure you are making the most of your session and implementing some new skills, SUP Downwinder Adventures are a must do.

Price includes transport planned for start/finish, a 10-20 minute briefing and downwinder skills/planning clinic prior to leaving, a 45-90 minute Downwinder depending on chosen course, 10-20 minute skills clinic and wrap on individual skills for improvement as well as transport back to starting point.

Maximum 8 paddlers per group, with a novice/intermediate skill level and strength in choppy conditions.

BYO board, paddle and leash. Package hire can be arranged upon request PFD’s are required, they will be supplied if you don’t have your own.

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Join the SUP community

Warwick Lee, the Kite Republic SUP Centre manager runs morning training groups three times per week, as well as a number of weekend Ocean Paddles when there’s a gap in the race schedule.

The HMB Sup Vic Training Group is a collective of like-minded people who not only enjoy the buzz of stand up paddling, but also enjoy the fitness, health and mental benefits it brings. They are very inclusive and welcome people to come and train with them, despite ability level, fitness or whatever board you paddle.

This is an open invitation to finally stop thinking about it and a great chance to actually do it. So, if you think it’s time to step it up, then please feel free to join. If you have any questions, get in touch with Kite Republic to be briefed on what’s required.

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Stand up paddle board skills

$80

Take your stand-up paddle boarding adventure to the next level with the experienced SUP team at the Kite Republic Stand Up Paddle Board Centre.

Lesson includes 45 minutes of progression/advanced training with an expert instructor, to further push your skills. Give Kite Republic a call to book.

Whether you want to improve the skills you already have, increase your ability to cope in a wider number of environmental conditions, or fancy stepping away from a big group, private coaching will help you at whatever level of experience you have.

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Private lessons

$90

Take part in a private stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Kite Republic. Enjoy 90 minutes on the water, comprising of 60 minutes instruction and 30 minutes of practice to sharpen your new skills.

Join the fun and find out why stand-up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport.

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Kiteboarding Progression Lessons

From $90 to $175

Are you already a confident kiter but finding it difficult to progress?

Then take a progression lesson with Kite Republic and let their advanced instructors take your riding to the next level.

Enjoy one or two hours of private one-on-one tuition to help you land a new trick, try a new style of riding such as riding a kitesurf directional board, or work on anything you feel you need help with such as self-launching and self-landing.

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