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

This place was an located on a beautiful, secluded beach in Mal Pais. The trip was really easy to book and Andy was willing to work with us on times that were best for my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2015
Alex K
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

This place was an located on a beautiful, secluded beach in Mal Pais. The trip was really easy to book and Andy was willing to work with us on times that were best for my boyfriend and myself. We were new to SUP so Andy took the time to give us a really informative lesson on the beach about the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

I can't say enough about Andy and his team. We had young and old, no experience and some experience, nervous and excited. Andy made certain that each person got exactly what they needed. As a result, everyone had a fun putting. Everyone agreed it was the best activity of our trip...hands down. I look forward to my fourth time.

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Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

Easy to find, good and friendly service. The only con was that it was expensive to rent a sup board compared to the prices of surf boards in Santa Teresa.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Well deserving of the top spot for things to do in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, this was one of the highlights of our two week holiday in Costa Rica. Andy and his wife (who is a champion paddle boarder) were not only excellent teachers and extremely knowledgable, they were lovely people and it was a joy to spend a few hours... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in MalPais this past September and we were really looking forward to trying our hand at SUP surfing. We've had some experience while living in San Diego with SUP but only on flat water. We spent two lessons with Andy and his wife and we loved every minute of it! They were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Andy and SUP was such an amazing experience! It was my first time Paddle boarding with my siblings and it was awesome. Super fun and super safe! Andy really made us feel comfortable and really gave us great tips. I had a wonderful time and highly recommend taking a lesson with these guys!

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Our house manager arranged for us to get paddle board lessons with his friend Andy. Andy was so accommodating to take us at our convenience. Edith was in a competition that day so he had us novices to teach all by himself. Andy was a great teacher who got my 2 daughters up standing and paddling in no time. As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was in Malpais for a solo SUP/SURF trip for 10 days in June 2014. From what I had read, this time of year, the breaks were better in the Southern part of the Nicoya peninsula than in the North. I certainly didn't regret my decision of heading that way! I wasn't certain if I should bring my board but... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Did a paddle tour and and surf lesson with Andy and had a blast. He brought his gopro and got some awesome shots of my wife and I paddling. Just go its fun

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Andy and Edi are awesome. They are both extremely accomplished paddleboarders and make beginners feel very relaxed. I had only paddleboarded once before and it was in calm waters, not in the ocean. My husband was also a beginner but he is much more at easy in the ocean than I am. Edi gave me lots of tips to get... More 

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