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Address: North Bulabog Beach, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Asia's 1st IKO kiteboarding center and the center where kite lessons...

Asia's 1st IKO kiteboarding center and the center where kite lessons professionalism was brought to Asia. Attention to safety and its position on the lagoon make it the no1 kite center on Bulabog Beach.

Not full of flags and bling, but the real thing. Easiest kites to fly on Boracay for the fastest learning. Excellent selection of the latest equipment and a selection of premium brands retail make this the 1 stop kite shop on Boracay.

Slingshot, Future, Nobile, LiP, Mystic, Prolimit + other premium brands.

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Excellent Team!

The team from Ocean Republic was extremely helpful during my time in Boracay. Excellent kite surfing school and the equipment was also in very good condition. I would definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lukas S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The team from Ocean Republic was extremely helpful during my time in Boracay. Excellent kite surfing school and the equipment was also in very good condition. I would definitely recommend them, especially if you prefer Slingshot kites.

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Thank Lukas S
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Hi Lukas Great to hear again that the Team are doing a sterling job and offer great service (our primary goal). Hoping you'll return for a similar and even better experience. Kind Regards Boracay's no1 Kite Team More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Boracay only for a short visit but was taken away by the friendly people and great service, especially at Ocean republic. They have new rental equipment at a great price and consistently gave advice on improving my kite surfing technique. Thanks for the experience Ocean republic... PS get down for a sundowner session on low tide for the... More 

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Thank Zak V
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I really enjoyed the kitesurfing experience with them. They are all really good professionals who teach you everything you need to know to get started with the sport. I found myself safe and confident. They also provide different forms of payment and adapt the lessons according to your needs. Great place with the right people, thank you.

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Thank Franxuvl90
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Thank you for recognising we are the best on the island. Doing IKO courses for longer than anyone else in Asia means we are more practised. But more than that we want ot be the best (not the biggest, or making the most, or the coolest - the best is the best for us!). See you again we hope. Regards... More 

Nadi, Fiji
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

To be fair, I haven't been to a bad one. This school is a step up though. Enthusiastic, professional instructors and top notch gear. That last part makes a big difference. I spent 6 hours with Melvyn over four days and went from water start to riding downwind both directions. It's taking me longer, because I'm a bit older (63),... More 

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Thank tganley2017
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Great to hear you could see the step up from the others we've always strivved for. We are stoked that you are so pleased with your progress that you felt compelled to write something for us. We look foward to hosting you again on your kitesurfing journey. Age is just a number! See you soon, hopefully. Regards Ocean Republic More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Completed a kite course there, it was awesome. It had taken a little less than 9 hours before I started free riding. And after finishing a course here they give you discount on gear renting. Teachers are amazing, they don't try to waste your time and money but go straight to the point. Thank you guys, hope to see you... More 

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Thank Ilya D
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Hi Ilya Great to hear you signed up with Asia's 1st and still the best. All points covered are valid we feel and we are not about just riding but getting you safe and in control. Regards Ocean Team More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent and warm costumer service and a marvelous experience! Discovered this place the day before my flight and it was my first time kite-boarding, took a 3 hours course for begginers with one of their many experienced and very proffesional instructors (Ben), definately worth it and no doubt I'll be back sometime in the future!

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Thank Lior B
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Hi Lior, Thanks for your visit and great review, we really do hope to see you again. Feel free to request Ben fro your return. He gets amazing results from his students. Regards Ocean Team More 

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Just wanted to let you know that both Dimitri and Melvin provided me with excellent customer service while I was in Boracay for the weekend. I was walking the shops with my wife for something to do between sessions. I had previously found your shop on the internet as a Nobile dealer as I was interested in their split boards.... More 

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Thank Eric C
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Thanks Eric for your kind words. We try to offer a modern, professional retail business with great customer experience (with staff who actually know what they are talking about). Our only wish was we had a larger market so could offer a wider range of product. Hope to see you in the near future. Ocean Team More 

Guam, Mariana Islands
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a week here February 2017. It's a great and fair place to rent kites from. They do all the work for you including the set up and breakdown of the kite. Lastly, the manager Dima and the rest of the crew are awesome. Would definitely come here again..

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Thank wcooke09
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you had such a great time. See you again we hope sooner rather than later. Regards Ocean Team More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I rented full equipment for 3 weeks and I was very happy witht the service and had great time on the water. The guys were very helpful and friendly - until I get ready to go in the water the kite and the bars were waiting for me. On the water it was not that crowded as some people fear... More 

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Thank nikenev
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you realised our end of the beach normally is less crowded and that the staff offered you lots of help. SOme peoples crowded is very different to others that have cruised a lagoon alone. We hope to see you again later or next season. Ocean Team More 

Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was the first shop i inquired about renting a board and Dimitri gave me an awesome price, not even close to the other kiteshops. plus free use of the facilities. My kite was always pumped up by the friendly staff and assisted in launching and landing (which you will need in this narrow beach). My brother also had his... More 

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