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Ocean Freaks

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Malecon Playa Santa Marianita | Next to Bonita Beach Subdivision, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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I did the PADI open water course at oceanfreaks. Santiago, the instructor, was really nice and... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Eduardo V
via mobile
Very nice!

The Owner David taught me my first hour kite surfing, patiently in a very friendly manner. I just... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
GregGooss
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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 operation from the beginning of the wind season from May threw January. IKO certified instructors will guide you threw the proces to become a new independent Kiteboarders with the ability to kite around the world safely. We have developed personalized and practical 1 on 1 courses for all ages, where all the necessary equipment - kite, board, life jacket, helmet - will be provided during the entire course for a safe practice. Our facilities also provide restaurant services, wifi and everything you need for you to spend a confortable day at the beach. We recently add it Scuba Diving and Deep sea fishing to our operation, managing by top certified instructor and fishing captains.
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“the owner” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Malecon Playa Santa Marianita | Next to Bonita Beach Subdivision, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I did the PADI open water course at oceanfreaks. Santiago, the instructor, was really nice and helpful. Manta is a great place to learn how to do scuba diving, I highly recommend

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Owner David taught me my first hour kite surfing, patiently in a very friendly manner. I just wish i could have stayed longer!

Thank GregGooss
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We spent an enjoyable day walking this beautifui beach and then had lunch at one of the little grass shack restaurants. Such good food ! Such cold beer ! Yummy !

Thank Alanna P
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Our family of 5, including Grandma came to Ecuador in November of 2017 and knew pretty immediately that we wanted to get out into that water, for some of us it was swimming but for Grandma it was the dream of wanting to catch some...More

1  Thank Erin L
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Travelled from Vancouver Canada to Santa Marianita to kite surf for the first week of our trip. Davo (the owner of Ocean Freaks) was an incredible host and kite surf instructor. He has by far the coolest zone on the beach to hang out, eat...More

Thank Aya L
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Ocean freaks is definitely best place to kitesurf in Ecuador 🇪🇨 A paradise beach 🏖 (alway sunny and windy)... so beautiful, peaceful with amazing local people 😃! You’ll be received like a king by Davo and everyone there 😍

Thank Maryane C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Best kit surf school in Ecuador! I dedicated 1 weeks to the school and by the end of the week I was up and cruising around on a board. After 3 weeks I was doing big jumps. Davo and the crew are great. Also artesanal...More

Thank robertxross
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Santa Marianita is a great spot to learn to kiteboard. There is usually side/onshore wind and a long beautiful beach. Ocean Freaks uses the short line teaching method which allows accelerated learning to safely gain the necessary kiteboard skills to kiteboard competently. Davo and his...More

Thank Ian E
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place for all backpackers who are keen to learn kitesurfing! You can take some lessons for a good price! Kitesurf instructors are super friendly and very helpfull to improve your skills! Theres a restaurant with great food as well. Definitely recommend this...More

Thank Jessie D
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I spent a week and a half here with a friend learning how to Kiteboard. Davo guested us very well throughout our stay. The equipment is great, the instructors are all personable, knowledgeable and great teachers. Davo (the owner) has his kite school with a...More

Thank _akarolcz
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