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Mal Pais Freedom Riding SUP

Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
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The Highlight of our Trip to Costa Rica!

My paddle board session with Edith was the highlight of our trip last week to Costa Rica. She is... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
BoomerLaw
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Minnesota
Awesome SUP intro

My daughter and I had the good fortune to take our first SUP lesson with Edith this morning. Coming... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Lynne B
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Boston
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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mal Pais Central, Mal Pais Cobano, Costa Rica
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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

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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

Thank Lynne B
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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!

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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

Thank Patty W
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Two families including a 10 years old went out with Andy on a 2.5 hour SUP tour along the coast of Copa Blanco Nature Reserve. Andy was the perfect guide providing us with running commentaries on the wildlife, surf spots, political and cultural history of...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had a great afternoon beginners lesson with Andy - couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Got us to grips with the sport - which is awesome - had us seeing some of the best sights of our holiday within minutes. Can't recommend this...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed April 21, 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...More

Thank Kelsey M
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Reviewed March 22, 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...More

Thank victoria s
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Reviewed March 14, 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...More

Thank NinaNeens
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Reviewed February 20, 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...More

Thank Felilaafoa
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