ABOUT

Ocean Freaks staff and instructors look forward to working with you and making this experience a safe and fun one and helping you discover a real kiteboarding passion!
Ocean Freaks distinguishes itself from other kiteboarding schools in Santa Marianita, by being the very first local kiteboarding school of Ecuador. We have the best, most dedicated and passionate kiteboarding instructors in the South America.

We proudly introduced the sport in Santa Marianita,  and have the best location on the beach, being free of overhead wires, and people on the beach.
We understand that this is your vacation, we are here to work around your travel plans. Just let us know what you need from gear to lessons to supervision and we will provide you with the most professional, safe and accommodating service on Santa Marianita.
Ocean Freaks' team's primary goals are to help reduce the frustration level of learning kiteboarding and to accelerate the learning curve. All of Ocean Freak's kiteboarding lessons offer one-on-one instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. 

THE TEAM

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DAVO

Owner/ Head Kiteboarding Instructor 

In 2010, Davo founded Ocean Freaks as a dream. With his love of the wind, water and waves he inspired fellow “ocean freaks” to gather from all over the world to pursue their love of watersports. As the owner of Ocean Freaks Watersports he has been teaching and inspiring others with his passion for the ocean for over 15 years. With a strong sense of local community and environmental responsibility, he has grown Ocean Freaks in to one of the most widely known and respected watersports operators in Ecuador. With his dogs Baco and Milka at his side, he is always ready to offer a warm welcome to fellow “ocean freaks” to Santa Marianita beach. 

Languages: Spanish, English

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Carina

General Manager

Environmental Deparment Director

Carina our Intern, has one of the biggest tasks at Ocean Freaks- keeping things running smoothly and ensuring your experience is the very best.  She has a great love of nature and yoga bringing serenity and calm to the Ocean Freaks family. When she is not busy working, you'll find her taking photos and kiteboarding.  

Languages: English 

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Edna

Restaurant Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and service Edna has put together the best of the local gastronomy for your delight. Maintaining alive the roots of local cooking with high standards we can assure that you will find the best service with a unforgettable view of Santa Marianita  

Languages: Spanish

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Nick

Partnet

Nick has invest it all his life in the water and wind sports industry, visiting the best kite and surf sports in the world helping the brands to develop more user friendly and reliable equipment.

Languages: English, Spanish

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SANTI

Dive Center Director

Santi is Ocean Freak's PADI Scuba Instructor. With over 10 years of experience, he can navigate the hidden depths of the ocean like no other.  Whether you want to go searching for sunken treasure, or explore exotic sea life, he's always ready to show you the magical world under the sea.   

Certifications: PADI Scuba Instructor, Wreck Driving Instructor, Night Diving Instructor (NITROX), 02 Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor 

Languages: Spanish, English

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PEDRO

Team Rider

Our international Team Rider is always testing the latest gear and traveling the world to the greater kite destinations. He works collaboratively with the Team in Ecuador and leads the supply chain analytics & logistics to ensure we always have the best and latest gear available. You will find him kiting or foilboarding in various islands of the Caribbean and West Coast of Florida when he is not riding his Onewheel.

Languages: Spanish, English

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Ed

R&D

A true Ocean Freaks that always following his dreams close to the ocean, enlest sessions around the world diving, surfing, kiteboarding in the saltwater has shaped him with a one of a kind heart for watersports and nature always full of energy and happiness, now he is a resident in Ecuador and part of our Research and Development team 

Former CEO Blue Grotto Dive Resort Inc.

Languages: English

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WILLIAM

Free Diving Instructor 

William specializes in Free Diving. With over 18 years of experience will take you to a one of a kind freediving experience 

Languages: Spanish

Questions, to book a session or to ask any advice, feel free to drop us a line:
T:  +593 999 240658|   E: info@oceanfreaks.com