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Ocean Freaks

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Amazing Kite Surf Experience

Had an awesome week with Ocean Freaks working on my kite surfing skills. Excellent facilities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonja H
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Best place for learning kite in South America

What an outstanding place to learn kite-surf! The wind is very consistant and perfectly orientated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manta, Ecuador
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Ocean Freaks if one of the biggest watersports operations in the region, we offer multiple water sport activities; leading in the Kiteboarding Industrie, Scuba diving and Sport Fishing. Ocean Freaks is also the first Ecuadorean Kiteboarding School...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Malecon Playa Santa Marianita | Next to Bonita Beach Subdivision, Manta 130852, Ecuador
+593 99 924 0658
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome week with Ocean Freaks working on my kite surfing skills. Excellent facilities, equipment, instructors, and ambiance at a well managed shop located on a perfect beach for kite surfing. Team goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience. Look...More

Thank Sonja H
OceanFreaks, Owner at Ocean Freaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sonja!!! we miss you ! hope you have a good kitetrip in Peru !! and also looking forward to have you back !! saludos DAvo

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an outstanding place to learn kite-surf! The wind is very consistant and perfectly orientated. Davo, the owner, and his team have been incredibly helpful and did a fantastic teaching job: Chloe (12 years old), Tito (10 years old) and their mum were all kiting...More

Thank loicgoepfert
OceanFreaks, Owner at Ocean Freaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

My dear friends!! what a incredible week having the family over at our place ! superb energy from all the kids and friends, definitely we had a unforgettable time together... come back soon my friends and enjoy south america

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Santiago for everything, Santiago is and excellent teacher my son was super happy with his diving lessons.

Thank djos76
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Davo and his crew did a great job of instructing my friends in there foray in to Kitesurfing. Their shop is warm and inviting. They also serve a great meal!

Thank PAUL M
OceanFreaks, Owner at Ocean Freaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thanks a lot Paul !! come back soon my friend for more kitesurfing

Reviewed 14 July 2018

I went for my kite lessons at Ocean Freaks and it was amazing. Davo and the crew are incredible teachers and had me up cruising by myself after just 3 days. Davos spot is great to hang out and the guys that ride there are...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I haven't seen any other place with the best customer support than Ocean freaks, Recommended! the threat you like home, I've been there with friends and family they have everything you need.

Thank Jos Jav C
OceanFreaks, Manager at Ocean Freaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

thanks for your visit !! welcome back anytime

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I have to say that it is an amazing place to practice several sports. In my case kitesurfing lessons, with excellent instructors, supervision and security. After a few days of practice and dedication, I was at sea sailing. By the way, the restaurant, the view...More

Thank rcenteno2018
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Took the PADI Open Water Diver course with Santiago. Highly recommend it and plan to take more courses with Ocean Freaks. He was very helpful in learning the theory (in both English and Spanish). The gear is in good shape, and he fills his own...More

Thank Damon C
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Over 5 days I took several private kitesurfing lessons with Brent, one of the English speaking instructors. Brent was very knowledgeable, patient and flexible regarding schedule and wind. Davo was also very helpful and kind, and his shop has a good selection of different kites...More

Thank Arne S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We just had a fantastic morning diving with Santiago, of Ocean Freaks, in Manta. We have many years of diving experience including as working instructors and we know how it should be. First of all, his commitment to safety was very obvious. But he is...More

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