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About Freedom Riding SUP
Freedom Riding SUP Adventures was formed by Andy Seidensticker and his Costa Rican wife Edith. We started doing SUP lessons and tours in 2010 in the fishing village of Mal Pais, teaching clients the importat 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 even SUP surfing and SUP racing , 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 three years in a row, in both long distance and short distance. Edith has also won two Central American Race titles , and competed in two World Championships. Contact Freedom Riding if you would like to schedule a class, tour or rental for your next vacation.
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

The one thing I appreciated the most was that Edith checked out the conditions every morning. This made it possible to go out when wind, tide, sun, and waves aligned the best. We felt like we were the only clients - which we obviously weren’t-...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 117sindreg
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I had an incredible experience for ~5 days with Edith at Freedom Riding. I took SUP Surf lessons each day with Edith and her team. I had only done flatwater SUP before, so this was quite a learning process for me, but Edith was pretty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We went with a group of 5 friends. We had a great time. It was absolutely beautiful!! Andy and Edith are the most friendly and best tour guides ever!! 100% recommend this tour!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Andy and Edith are the best! Not only are they amazing teachers they were patient and made sure we had a great time. They are by far the most experienced SUP company in the area. This was the highlight of our Mal Pais experience. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aliaush222
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We are experienced paddle boarders and beginner/intermediate surfers, but hadn't been SUP surfing before. We had a great lesson out on the waves with Edith. My husband was a natural and was able to ride several waves after some introductory instruction. I had more trouble...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank orangjul
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend Maria and I had a fantastic few sessions with Edith learning to surf on a SUP. As instructor, Edith is an excellent judge of each individual's abilities and approach And tailoring her instruction accordingly: encouraging me and correcting my technique so I successfully...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanlloydza
Reviewed March 11, 2018

My paddle board session with Edith was the highlight of our trip last week to Costa Rica. She is VERY PATIENT AND KIND and VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE. I felt very safe and Edith made the entire experience absolutely wonderful - I HAD SO MUCH FUN, THE...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had the good fortune to take our first SUP lesson with Edith this morning. Coming off a significant surgical procedure in December, I was inactive for almost 3 months. I’ve been wanting to try SUP for years, and figured it would...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lynne B
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Edith, the instructor, was super nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend! SUP is so cool! Got to go pretty far from the shore, and get a good view of the beautiful shoreline!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lottal969
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Andy took us out for two days while we were in Santa Teresa, and we had such a great time with him! He knew just the right spots to take us to, and provided fabulous instruction and exceptional company. Andy is so passionate about the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be too hard for a child that age, but email them. They’ll give you good advice.