Ocean Republic

Western Visayas, Philippines

Ocean Republic is Asia's 1st internationally recognized (International Kiteboarding Organization) IKO centre. They offer kiteboard lessons, kit rental, accommodation, and kitesurf safaris.

Testimonials 10

  • a traveler Germany

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    I rented full equipment for three weeks and I was very happy with 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 - you just need to pass the first 50-100 meters, where the very beginner practice. In front of Ocean Republic, there were significantly less people than in the middle of the beach, which is much nicer when you go out or want to land your kite and great advantage if you are beginner. I appreciate also that I got some riding tips from time to time. Anytime again!

  • a traveler Australia

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    This was the first shop i inquired about renting a board and Dimitri gave me an awesome price, not even close to the other kite shops, 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 first lessons here from Ben, who got him up on the board in a few lessons. They are very knowledgeable about the conditions and where to kite and avoid, so pay attention. These guys will always look after you, even when you need rescuing out on the reef which happened to one guy. or when you get your kite stuck on a tree (also happened to another guest while i was there). Now go kite and have fun.

  • Erik E. Australia

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    I came to Boracay to kite surf, and I was keen to go out at every opportunity! The team at ocean republic made that possible, from the launching and landing assistance on the beach to the help fixing a broken valve or replacing the safety lines to an old bar. I can't recommend it enough, these guys and gal made it a great experience. Great facilities as well, even though sometimes the shower water is a bit smelly.

  • Brad P. United States

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    A full quiver of slingshot kites, boards, booties, bars, and everything you need. The staff is friendly, helpful, and efficient. The kite caddies are awesome too. A very cool chill area with benches, pillows and bean bags right on the beach, so you can watch all the action, plus another chill area with couches and free coffee and water. Definitely top shelf in every way!

  • Zubin J.

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    Melvyn and Nono were extremely accommodating in getting some lessons and then renting kit. The guys were very friendly and to be honest the few hours I had with Nono, made a huge difference to my riding. Nono especially is a fantastic teacher and I would definitely recommend him. If I am ever back here to kitesurf, I will definitely be coming back to these guys!

  • a traveler Saudi Arabia

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    The crew that works with Ocean Republic is outstanding and the price is very fair. I started my search with companies and was left hanging with many no-replies with the exception of Ocean Republic. Glen was immediate with his replies and was eager to help us set up our trip. This communication was evident throughout our whole experience. On the beach, Melvyn and his crew (Nono, Soy, and Clyde) helped us get acclimated to the White Sand kiting (deeper water and chop) and regularly switched out kites to make the water time a blast. Safety is something they have on the forefront of their agenda while working with tourists and it was much appreciated. Overall, great service, crew, and price. Thanks!

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    Before going to Boracay, I did a bit of research on which kitesurfing school is considered the best as all of the prices are comparable. This one kept on popping up and having spent eight hours with these guys, I see why! Brilliant instructors - all of the kitesurfing instructors here are first class! I've taken beginner kitesurfing lessons before years ago so I can compare. With their guidance you can be on the board on your first day. On top of being professional and knowing what they're doing, they also make the lessons fun. I always felt safe and comfortable - a priority for when you're doing an extreme sport. I always felt well looked after. New equipment - no need to elaborate here. The only school that offers you the option to add a few extra hours to your beginners course if you're still not comfortable after the regular amount of time. Great hangout spot - it's also worth mentioning that the school has a really cool hangout spot right by their main building, which has great Wi-Fi by Filipino standards. They also have a nice deck area right opposite the school with a view on Bulabog Beach. Instructors aside, Melvin who instructs but mainly manages the school is awesome. He's always there cheering you on and willing to offer advice on what to do in and outside of Boracay. Overall, very happy with this experience! Big thank you! :-)

  • Gareth Hong Kong

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    Everything about Ocean Republic was first rate. Helpful and attentive staff, excellent equipment, and fantastic tuition. The facilities are excellent - really chill and in a great location. Melv was a star - so helpful, both in terms of organising the kiting, but also for giving tips on what to do and see in Boracay. The instructors were superb - safety is at the core of what they do, but they also make it fun and they have the patience of a saint to deal with slow learners! Raf, Ben, and Kling, in particular, were awesome. The beach itself is also perfect for learning to ride - great winds and shallow waters. I highly recommend it if you want to learn to kite. I certainly would not go anywhere else!

  • a traveler Hong Kong

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    Our family of four had a super time learning to kite at Ocean Republic. The school is in a good spot at the end of the beach and has more space (both in and around the building, as well as on the beach) than many of its competitors. It's a really well designed school and a nice place to hang out. The teaching is efficient and well organised. Ben did a great job with our first-timers (including a 10-year old) with clear, calm instructions and always an eye for safety. The other instructors (especially Raf) were also excellent, while Melvyn and his beach team looked after everything else with an appropriately relaxed efficiency. We also got lots of great bar/restaurant recommendations from Melvyn! I'm expecting we will return and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.

  • Liam Canada

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    Ocean Republic exceeded our expectations with regards to location, facilities and instructors. The majority of instructors were Filipino which my girlfriend and I liked. Their cool, calm teaching style really helped. We both achieved IKO level III in our six-day stay and feel the cost was reasonable for the amount of time we spent on the water.

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