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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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Paddling made Easy

Booking was easy, website was up to date and accurate. Andy and Edith kept communication a priority throughout the trip planning process and helped communicate what experience... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Felilaafoa
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking was easy, website was up to date and accurate. Andy and Edith kept communication a priority throughout the trip planning process and helped communicate what experience may be right for our group. Day of the tour was amazing, the best way to catch a sunrise in Malpais! Edith and her daughter went out with our group and were wonderful.... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing we booked after arriving in Mal Pais was a SUP lesson with Edith. The lesson was timed for the best tides and close to sunset for some great photos. We were a "mixed couple" in terms of athleticism and flexibility and Edith was great about providing some modification and even a board switch. Wish that I had... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The owners Andy and Edith are wonderful people and we had a great time on our morning SUP tour. We had never been paddling in the open ocean and they were extremely conscientious with regard to safety and designed the trip based on our experience level. We had a lovely couple of hours taking in the views of the coast... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Andy rented me a board and helped me plan an overnight SUP trip. He was super helpful and I couldn't have done the trip without him. He dropped me off in Tambor and I paddled back to Mal Pais. It was a terrific route and he set me up with a great board. I'm an experienced SUP guide, so I... More 

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Thank Zack A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stand Up Paddle boarding was an amazing adventure. We paddled out and saw some really exhilarating views. Andy and Edith are there along the way making sure you're ok. They were absolutely fantastic as instructors. Once you get your sea legs it's actually pretty relaxing and enjoyable even as first timers. The trip wraps up with great views of the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

we had the best time with Andy for our first SUP lesson ever. Andy is an incredible teacher and made us feel totally at ease and safe... His knowledge of the sports and the technic he taught us made us instantly hooked on this sport... We experienced Costa Rica to another level. He showed us the coast as the sun... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We are a group of 6 (4 adults & two teenagers) & have only SUP a few times before. Andy did a great job explaining techniques prior to starting & it was a gorgeous day, more relaxing than a strenuous exercise. I would recommend starting early if you can, we started at 7am & it never felt too hot. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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