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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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North Bulabog Beach, Malay, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My wife and myself took a lot of lessons for advanced kiters with Nikita Ipatov. Would definitely recommend everyone from beginners to experience kiters to take lessons with Nikita. He is a good and patient coach and a fun guy as well. As for Boracay,...More

Thank Ilya K
Adrenafix, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hello Ilya, Thank you for the positive response we are delighted you appreciated the high instructor skill level of Nikita. We hope to see you again at Ocean Republic. Regards Ocean Team

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Perfect experience : up to date equipment of one of the best kite brand, very professional teachers and beachboy who are always looking for helping you to launch and land your kite. Cool outdoor lounge facing the sea. Cool and very profesional teachers. Really a...More

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Adrenafix, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hello Thierry, We are delighted you had such a great experience at Ocean Republic, we be stokked to see you again later in the season or another time. Spread the good word ! Thank you for your awesome review. Regards Ocean Team

Reviewed 10 April 2017 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.

Thank Lukas S
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

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

Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank Zak V
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...More

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OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank tganley2017
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Ilya D
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank Lior B
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank Eric C
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Bill C
OceanRep, Director of Sales at Ocean Republic, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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

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