Qualification

Member since
18 May, 2010
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Trainer Observation
Assistant Trainer
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Basics Principles of Aerodynamics
Instructor Level 3

Job History

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Ocean Freaks18/10/2018Till date

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Teaching Hours 153 2817
Student Taught 14 308

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Matthew Spehlmann
Reviewed 05 Oct 2021
Awesome, personalized teaching Very adequate
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Jose Joaquín Morillo
Reviewed 05 Sep 2021
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John RARITY
Reviewed 05 Sep 2021
Great to Kite Again Carina and the team at Ocean Freaks were great. Enjoyed lessons and facility. Super instruction. Highly recommend.
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Hugo Ortiz
manta, Ecuador
Reviewed 04 Sep 2021
Super good school super clear teachment
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Boris Fisakov
Ecuador
Reviewed 09 May 2021
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Coline Dournes
Reviewed 18 Apr 2021
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Guillaume Godefroy
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 13 Dec 2020
Feed back OCEAN FREAKS Súper ambiente friendly y familiar, profesionalismo y material de muy buena calidad. Todo en un entorno paradisíaco. Si quieres aprender kitesurf con profesionales, es el spot de Santamarianita que necesitas, miran las fotos y de esta manera podrian entender porque.. La escuela es simplemente magnifica los pies en la arena fina y en el agua. Y el restaurante, una delicia, muy rica la comida ecuadoriana. Recomiendo 100%.
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Angel Diaz
Ecuador
Reviewed 07 Sep 2020
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Jose Colon
Denver, United States
Reviewed 31 Jul 2020
Excellent kite surf school! OceanFreaks instructors are the best! I was solo kite surfing within my first few classes. Davo, Edi and my instructor Federico demonstrated expert training techniques and an understanding of everything kite surf. Can’t wait to go back!
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Em
Reviewed 31 Jul 2020
Amazing Kiteboarding Experience My experience learning to kite board at Ocean Freaks was amazing! My instructor was extremely patient, kind, and professional. I feel that I learned a lot Over my time and feel confident to continue building my skills. I highly recommend this company for learning kite boarding.
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Wessel Boers
Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Reviewed 27 Mar 2020
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Carina Schaefers Carry
Manta, Ecuador
Reviewed 29 Jan 2020
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Carina Schaefers Carry
Manta, Ecuador
Reviewed 29 Jan 2020
The best of the best Great teaching methodology, patience, and always safety first. The school facities and location are the best complement for a great experience
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Patrick Findaro
Miami Beach, United States
Reviewed 19 Jan 2020
Great instructor Great instructor and good selection of gear. Amazing beach that I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to kite. Best to spend 5-7 days to get a great start with the sport!
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Marcelo Merlo
Reviewed 13 Dec 2019
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Jessie Den Harder
Netherlands
Reviewed 08 Dec 2019
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Fynn Hedrich
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 16 Nov 2019
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Eileen Fürstenau
22087, Germany
Reviewed 16 Nov 2019
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Ethan Puzarne
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 29 Oct 2019
Great teachers at this beautiful kite surfing location I spent 2 weeks at Ocean Freaks Kitesurfing School learning the fundamentals and I can't recommend them enough. The owner Davo is a great guy who goes out of his way to make you feel at home with his team and his family (his parents run the restaurant upstairs). The teachers are great. I worked with Fede and Eddi and they're really fun, patient, and happy to teach. I really appreciated that they track hours you're actually learning and not any of the time setting up the gear. I knew that I was getting the most time for my money. After you're done kitesurfing for the day, make sure to head upstairs for a beer and a cheap, delicious lunch.
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Carina Regniet
Paderborn, Germany
Reviewed 22 Oct 2019
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Robin W
Reviewed 15 Oct 2019
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Tiffany Crisinel
Switzerland
Reviewed 15 Oct 2019
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Christopher Hofius
United States
Reviewed 04 Oct 2019
Great experience! Davo, the owner and head kite guru at Ocean Freaks, runs a high quality kite school on the far end of Santa Marianita, near Manta, Ecuador. I have been to three different schools in three different countries and this is far and above any experience I have had. The team of instructors are all enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The instructors come from various backgrounds and all contribute to the learning experience. I am sure that you will learn fast with these instructors given their efficiency and your intimate proximity to ideal kite conditions and an array of gear. Davo is on site every day and truly enjoys teaching, as do his instructors. Even at the end of kite season (October) I had solid wind conditions, plenty of space on the beach,varying wave conditions, and daily whale sightings. If you are interested in learning, I suggest investing in at least 3-5 days. You will not regret taking the extra time and money to gain the confidence to venture out on the water on your own and master this awesome sport. I will make the pilgrimage back out to Manta just to kite with this school again
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Stefanie Hänseler
Bülach, Switzerland
Reviewed 03 Oct 2019
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Maren Duda
Meine, Germany
Reviewed 29 Aug 2019
Great course at Oceanfreaks
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Philipp Rindisbacher
Reviewed 27 Aug 2019
Super friendly and skilled Nice friendly school, the instructor was skilled and the material was great!
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Lucia
Reviewed 19 Jul 2019
Great school!! All good
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Mike Roehm
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 08 Jun 2019
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Anaïs Passera
Reviewed 30 May 2019
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pierre pujo
Aix en Provence, France
Reviewed 28 May 2019
Perfecto Un lugar muy lindo para aprender y navigar en Ecuador con instructores muy amambles y equipos de qualidad!
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Deborah Fries
Reviewed 23 May 2019
I had a great course with Davo. He’s a very experienced, patient and encouraging teacher. I could benefit a lot.
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Lukas Zürcher
Reviewed 23 May 2019
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Walter Banz
zürich, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 May 2019
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Audrey Gauthier
Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2019
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Itai Naveh
Reviewed 16 May 2019
OceanFreaks Awesome school! They teachers are very professional and they are like a family. We were there for a week and we had a lot of fun. There is also a restaurant above the school which is very convenient. I really recommend anyone who wants to kite in Ecuador to go to this school.
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Daniela Delgado
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 May 2019
Es un muy buen centro de formación de kite, sus instructores son todos muy capacitados y se preocupan por la enseñanza de los alumnos.
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Chad William
Fort Myers , United States
Reviewed 10 May 2019
It was a great experience, class moved along at a good pace and was fun! Can’t wait to keep moving forward!
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Jon Newman
Simcoe, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2019
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Timothy Ramseyer
Oklahoma City, United States
Reviewed 26 Apr 2019
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Sergiusz Labudek
New Castle, United States
Reviewed 25 Apr 2019
Experience of a life Best teachers/ instructors ,great equipment, awesome spots
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Lucas JANIER
Reviewed 14 Mar 2019
Excellent So cool !!! Amazing teaching !
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Océane MARTINS GOMES
Reviewed 14 Mar 2019
Excellent So cool !!! Amazing teaching !
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Estaban Munoz
Reviewed 13 Mar 2019
Muy bueno !!
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Jared jones
Reviewed 09 Mar 2019
Jones - ocean freaks
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Christine Martin
Reviewed 18 Feb 2019
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Maximilian Matheis
München, Germany
Reviewed 18 Jan 2019
Amazing school for beginners and great school - totally recommend!
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Andre Meidert
Baden, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 Jan 2019
Course Level 1
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Jonathan Horsfield
Nettleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 Dec 2018
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Brent Edgington
Santa Marianita (Manta), Ecuador
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
Leanring to kite at OceanFreaks Learned to kite from the getting upwind stage to advanced techniques through OceanFreaks in Santa Marianita, Ecuador. Davo and his staff gave excellent advice and support. The gear was great and the setting with the school is fantastic.
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Wyss Martin
Oberrohrdorf, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 Jan 2016
Deborah VASSEUR
SAINT MAIME, France
Reviewed 17 Dec 2015
4 days in Santa Marianita With my friend Xavier, both from France, we did a 8 hours course in Ocean Freaks! We had a blast, Davo and his assistants Pedro and Albert were more than welcoming, trustful, the equipment was new and really safe. Ocean Freaks is a good place to hang out, really good vibes here, I totally recommand to people that want to learn kitesurf to go there!! Thanks a lot again for everything Davo!
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Manuel Lopez Gutierrez
Sevilla, Spain
Reviewed 31 Oct 2015
Perfect professional, friendly, the best experience learning a sport
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