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Address: Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8737 8781
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

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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Loved this experience and would highly recommend for beginners. Went as a couple and got an awesome lesson. Lots of technique teaching before you hit the water and guidance as you... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Kelsey M
Heidelberg, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this experience and would highly recommend for beginners. Went as a couple and got an awesome lesson. Lots of technique teaching before you hit the water and guidance as you go through the course. Getting the GoPro pictures at the end was a nice added touch.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Paddle boarding with Edith is not to be missed if you are in the area. I wanted to become a little more confidant on the ocean and my aim was exceeded. I can not believe I managed to stay upright in the 'rollers'. Edith makes you feel super relaxed and will give you tips to SUP like a pro! :)... More 

Thank victoria s
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am a travel planner based in NYC and work with various groups looking for adventure in paradise. I always use Andy & Edith for stand up paddle board tours because I know that they will consistently deliver an unforgettable experience on the water. They are SO good with people, the best really! Both Andy & Edith know how to... More 

Thank NinaNeens
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 

Thank RuRuRoams
New York City, New York
1 review
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 

Thank sbzy1025
Portland, Maine, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank Zack A
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Daniel D
Paris, France
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 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 

Thank charlottelepot
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Reviewed 24 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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