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Mal Pais Freedom Riding SUP

Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
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Andy is very attentive while trying to book your reservation. He is very responsive and an... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2015
Paulina T
Beautiful and fun paddle with great instructors!

I have my own SUP and paddle quite a bit and went with a group where some were total beginners and... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
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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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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Andy is very attentive while trying to book your reservation. He is very responsive and an excellent teacher. SUP is not easy. Andy gave great instructions on the basics of paddle boarding. The water is breathtaking. Andy is so patient and easy going. It was...More

Thank Paulina T
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

I have my own SUP and paddle quite a bit and went with a group where some were total beginners and some were more experienced. We were divided up in two groups and the beginners stared with a lesson while myself and some others went...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

What can I say in this review that the other 68 five-star reviews haven’t? Every positive comment written by other reviewers is absolutely true — Freedom Riding is definitely the place to come for SUP if you’re in the MP/ST area. And if you haven’t...More

Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This was the second time I have taken lessons from Andy and had a great time!! Andy goes out of his way to explain everything about the boards, how to have the best possible time and safety features. He was patient with us and made...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2015

Andy has got a selection of wave SUP's available for the more advanced paddle surfers. Ask Andy about the surf conditions and he will be happy to tell all about local spots, tides and best time to go there.

Thank R B
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

The experience with Andy was well worth the money that we spent. Based on what we were told, there are lots of other places that offer SUP instruction, but nobody focuses on safety and teaching the fundamentals of SUP like Andy does here. He sees...More

Thank Scott W
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Jess_S_316
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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...More

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...More

1  Thank Lynnette B
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