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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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First Time SUP!

We arranged our trip through Florblanca Resort in Santa Teresa and we had a great experience with Andy and his wife at Freedom SUP. They are both fantastic people and patient... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2014
Kelly B
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We arranged our trip through Florblanca Resort in Santa Teresa and we had a great experience with Andy and his wife at Freedom SUP. They are both fantastic people and patient teachers. My wife and I spent the afternoon with this wonderful couple and had a great time on the water. Stand up paddling is very approachable and a great... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We had an amazing time paddle boarding with Andy. Even though we had never paddle boarded before we were up and going in no time thanks to Andy who was a patient and very informational teacher. After paddle boarding for about an hour we all sat on our boards and just had an amazing talk and watched the sun set.... More 

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Thank JABranscum
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

A big thank you to Andy who gave us great, patient instruction which helped a lot for our trip out. We had a blast and he was constantly helping and adjusting us as we learned. When we had gotten tired he was happy to let us play around on the boards a bit, try some yoga, before heading in. He... More 

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Thank torcoberger
Puyallup, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Our group of 5 - ages 16 to 56 all newbies at SUP - spent our last afternoon in CR taking a stand-up paddle board lesson with Andy. Truly a friendly, patient and skillful instructor. Our original lesson was scheduled in the AM but due to the surf condition, and his concern for our safety, Andy had us reschedule for... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Andy and his wife Edyth (the National Champion, but she won't tell you that) got three of us up and moving in no time. They were so relaxed that it helped us stay calm and confident out on the water. The perfect instructors! They introduced us to the sport and we are all now pumped to go home and do... More 

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Thank Margie B
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Went with my family- 6 of us. Edyth was our guide as Andy was giving a lesson. All of had some experience with SUP. They were great and led us all the way to the under water volcano spot in the reserve. 3 1/2 hours later all back safely, happy and exhausted. Highly recommend this experience.

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Thank Njoytrvls
Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This was a great experience! Andy and his family were great instructors and really made it an experience to remember. We really appreciated the excellent pictures they too as well. This was the first time both my wife and myself had tried paddle boarding and they were really helpful. Also, as a surfer, I felt the lesson helped my ability... More 

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Thank Jason116
Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We are experienced paddle-boarders from Colorado. Back again to see Andy for more fantastic paddle boarding in Mal Pais. We had an amazing sunset and moonrise paddle. The preserve is so beautiful to see and even got to check out a volcanic vent that comes up in the water. Also did another day with big swells for a totally different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Tried out paddle boarding whilst staying in santa teresa. Rented some bikes and cycled down to Andy's place in Mal Pais. What an amazing time. He was such a nice guy and a great teacher. His place is in a lovely little spot at the end of mal pais. Beautiful scenery. Can't wait to try paddle boarding again. It's much... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Our canopy tour guide recommended Andy's Freedom Riding shop for SUP. We popped in and were told to come back at 4pm. There were two of us, one of which had never done paddle boarding before. Andy and Edith took us to the lagoon/ocean near their shop. Some quick instructions on land, and then we hit the water. It was... More 

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