The Team

Philosophie 

We are specialized in watersports and sustainable tourism, located in the coast of Manta, Ecuador.

Our mission is to create a company  totally in harmony with nature.

We are racing awareness and working together to accomplish the daily task for the conservation, protection, control and monitoring the coastal marine wildlife.

Through our passion to water sports and our deeply connection to the ocean, combined with more knowledge and education we feel the urge responsibility to protect it.

In order to enjoy the ocean nearly every single day, we want to give back something, not only by leaving no trace, we are activists and leaders of change.

To organize and define our work we offcially established (2019) a wild life protection group here in Santa Marianita. ...

 

Good to know

Ocean Freaks distinguishes itself from other kiteboarding schools in Santa Marianita, by being the very first local kiteboarding school of Ecuador.

All our instructors are IKO certified to insure you a safe and most enjoyable experience.

We provide you with a save spot for launching and landing, away from road and wires and there is always staff available to assist you.

The newest addicion

For the first time Oceanfreaks is proud to officially announce the opening off 

Oceanfreaks beach club  on 15.06.21.

All our clients are invited to enjoy more privacy  exclusivity and the best service.

 

*More info coming soon.....

Who We Are

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Don Davo

Founder & CEO

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 and nature. 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. 

Come and meet him.

Languages: Spanish, English

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Carina

General Manager Intern

Environmental Department Director

Carina 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. Besides your water sport experience Carina might take you on a wildlife adventure. As a director of  our environmental  department  she has dedicated endless hours for the conservation of wildlife species here in Santa Marianita, she can teach you all about our conservation projects and if you are lucky she might show you some wild animals, like sea turtles, sea turtle hatchlings or sea birds that are under our conservation monitoring program.

Languages: English, German, Spanish 

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Nick

Partner

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.

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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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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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Federico

Kite Instructor

Fede is our resident instructor who also has become an important part of the Oceanfreaks family. He started his kite boarding career in 2015 in Argentina. Besides his great teaching experience and patients, Fede can give you a different view of things. Sticking always to the  iKO guidelines, he also has his very special way to make you feel confident in the water and to become an independent kitesurfer. 

With a special talent for repairing broken boards,  he is the guy you want to call for your repairs. His reparations are artistic, always done with lots of love and attention to the details.

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Ed

RRD

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, 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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Edna y Santiago

The roots of OceanFreaks

With more than 25 years of experience in hospitality and service Edna and Santiago are are the roots of Oceanfreaks. Without them oceanfreaks would not be the same.

They are always around to support you or to have a nice chat.

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Hugo

Rider

Always with a smile in his face he will show you kindness and respect, always ready for action in any watersport, he has been par of Oceanfreaks family for 10 years.

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