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Address: Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8737 8781
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 06:00
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Freedom Riding SUP Adventures was formed by Andy Seidensticker and his...

Freedom Riding SUP Adventures was formed by Andy Seidensticker and his Costa Rican wife Edith. We started doing SUP lessons and tours five years ago in the fishing village of Mal Pais, taking clients all the basic fundamentals of SUP, and paddling clients into the Cabo Blanco Reserve. The business has grown quickly in the last couple years, and has now expanded into SUP rentals, clinics for all levels, and SUP adventure tours around the Nicoya Peninsula. We are passionate and true lovers of the sport of SUP and take teaching the sport very seriously. Edith competes on the Costa Rican National SUP Race Circuit, and has clinched the National Womens Champion two years in a row, in both long distance and short distance. Contact Freedom Riding if you would like to schedule a class, tour or rental for your next vacation.

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Amazing experience

If you are looking to rent a paddle board ,take a lesson or a tour this is definitely the place for you and you will get the best service and professional guidance. Good for all... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
daniel k
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to rent a paddle board ,take a lesson or a tour this is definitely the place for you and you will get the best service and professional guidance. Good for all levels and surfers in the shop there is a variety of sup's

Thank daniel k
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Andy and Edith are super sweet. They care about making your experience secure and on your level. They gave me plenty of good tips for my SUPskills and then they are placed on the beautiful spot if Mal Pais. Thank you guys for 2 really nice SUPtours.

Thank fjerlet
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great morning SUP that acclimates beginners to paddle boards in the ocean. We launched from a pretty cove in Mal Pais and did a loop near the surrounding coastline. Owners are very friendly and are SUP experts. Fluent in both English and Spanish. Would recommend to friends.

Thank katekamm
Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Well, sadly back at work, but wanted to make time to say what a fantastic time we had with Andy and Edith. Just a fantastic trip. There were 4 of us with various levels of expertise. Edith, gave extra help and instruction as required to one of our members. I have done SUP in the Florida Keys, Grand Teton NP,... More 

Thank Bill34521
San Ramon, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Wow, what can I say!? Andy and Edith are true gems and they offer an SUP experience like no other! My husband and I have been SUPing before and have our own board at home, but we wanted a unique experience while here in Costa Rica and Andy and Edith gave us that and more. They really helped us with... More 

Thank Candace N
Lowell, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

GREAT experience with Andy and Edith. They really took the time to explain SUP to us. Andy was technically our guide, but Edith came along and was super supportive as we were a little nervous. It was my first time and I felt truly comfortable with their instruction. The water was amazing, the equipment was just what we needed, and... More 

Thank Rebecca N
Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Andy and Edith were awesome SUP tour guides!! We loved our sunset SUP tour and all the gopro pictures that Andy and Edith took turned out great! It will be a SUP tour we will never forget and we hope that we can do it again soon.

Thank chippackard
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic outfit for people of any ability to receive guiding or instruction in either SUP paddling or paddle surfing. I had limited experience with the latter but in two sessions was able to catch waves on the local break bigger than anything I have ridden before. The on-the-water instruction and shepherding were great, and I left with some homework assignments... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

I booked a 4-day SUP-Retreat in February with Andrew and Edith and I absolutely loved it. On my first day Andrew showed me the different techniques of paddling and how to stand on the board. I was able to stay on the board in seconds. :) On the first day we did a tour into the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve,... More 

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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We spent the morning on the water with Edith and it was and absolute pleasure. She helped us with technique but also pointed out the fish, turtles and gave some information on the local area. Back on land we also had a chat with Andy and he was equally helpful and informative. Definitely recommend booking a paddle session with these... More 

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