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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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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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Beautiful Sunset SUP

None of the four teens have ever tried SUP. Andy gave a very thorough lesson prior to them entering the water. The kids commented that it was truly wonderful and they really... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2015
sassifrass7
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

None of the four teens have ever tried SUP. Andy gave a very thorough lesson prior to them entering the water. The kids commented that it was truly wonderful and they really appreciated what Andy had told them on shore. It truly helped when in the water. Andy's daughter assisted as well. My eldest really enjoyed her chat on shore.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2015

If you are interested in SUP, but have never done it before and are wary, not to worry. Andy is the perfect instructor for you. After a brief lesson on beach we hit the water and I was standing and paddling in minutes. Andy was patient and thorough - professional yet friendly easy going. We even went back for a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I was really happy I did this in Santa Teresa. Reasonably priced, had great views, and would love to do it again. Andy was a great teacher for someone who had never tried SUP. He's really passionate about it and would know how to teach anyone at any level. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun... More 

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1 Thank Elliott S
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

I've done plenty of standup paddleboarding, but for many in our surf and yoga camp group from Pura Vida Adventures, this was a first-time experience. Everyone launched off the beach like a pro and we paddled out into the reserve and back and watched the sunset. The water was gentle and warm so you didn't mind falling in. Recommend bringing... More 

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1 Thank Lynnette B
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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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1 Thank Alex K
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 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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1 Thank JBinTN1
Finland
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3 reviews
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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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Reviewed 2 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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1 Thank Benjaniman
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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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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1 Thank Stephen U
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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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