Photoshoot with Ryan Salm on the Amsterdam canals

A couple of weeks ago Ryan Salm from www.ryansalmphotography.com send us an email asking if it was possible to do a fun shoot of paddlers in the Amsterdam canals. Off course! We agreed that a super early morning paddle will be fun as Amsterdam wakes up we will be paddle through the waking up city. The bad thing is that when we meet weather is real bad, rain is pouring and it is cold but... we had a great morning  paddle and fun with Ryan and his 'home made' raincoat :) Thanks and we look forward to the pictures we took at the famous Seven Bridges. 

BOGA YOGA video from Germany blogger Linderella

A couple of weeks ago the famous German vlogster Linderella called us as she wanted to try out some sup & yoga really bad for her blog with us. As weather was really bad and chilly that time we had our doubts but she had planned her Amsterdam trip already so, fingers crossed. All our sun dances where heard and the morning Linda came for her class with the crew the clouds opened up and the sun welcomed us!

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Linda had a great time, even though she struggled a bit with the cold weather and water... So happy that we could offer her one of our brand new Zhik wetsuits that kept her warm and also thanks to reacher Ambre van de Berg by keeping her warm with some challenging poses. 

New BOGA Paddleboards arrived!

Yeah, this is one of the best moments in season. Opening and unloading a container filled with fresh BOGA boards! Always fun to open all these boxes filled with BOGA isups, hard tops, new models and send them out to all happy people who have been waiting for their new boards all winter!off course we also keep enough boards in stock to make more people happy :) Check out the new line up at our site http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-bogaboards-com/

We also have a couple of limited edition BOGA YOGA bamboo boards in da house so if you are interested in one of these let us know fast as these might fly out before we know....  

Sun protection from Island Tribe available at M&M SUP

As we spend lot's of time on the water this season we need to protect our skin and lips. something you often forget and while being on the water you can burn badly. That's why we are offering some Island Tribe products at M&M SUP this season. Founder Carlo tells something more about Island Tribe: "We chose for Island Tribe as they are especially developed for watersports and lasts longer while spending time in and on the water. the sunscreens are developed and researched in Australia and South Africa to ensure that the formula really works.  Island Tribe sunscreens are designed to give the user maximum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, more than this, the specific formula will stay on your skin for the duration of your activity."

Thats exactly what we need as we do not want to have to apply new sunscreen and get our hands so slippery we can't hold our paddles anymore. 


 

Boga Yoga a.k.a. SUP and YOGA on a paddleboard

Boga paddle boards got know for their BOGA YOGA paddleboards. actually the very first paddleboard designed for YOGA on the water. It's a board shaped and designed with leaders in the SUP and Yoga industry. The board offers the ultimate balance on the water and the decked is as soft as a regular yogamat without losing grip while practicing. Boga Yoga paddle boards are being used by Rachel Brathen a.k.a. @yoga_girl and Sarah Tiefenthaler (founder Yogaqua in L.A. and teaching celebrities as Lady Gaga). At M&M SUP we are using these boards since we opened in 2011 and love the look, feel and glide of these boards. Come join us for a floating yoga session this season. We are sure you will fall in love with the boards and the feeling sup yoga gives you. Practicing yoga surrounded by water and nature is the ultimate experience. Next to the classes M&M SUP is also an official re seller of BOGA paddle boards and has all BOGA YOGA models on stock; regular, bamboo, soft top and even an AIR model. Check out http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-bogaboards-com/ for more info on these, or other BOGA paddle boards, We are more then happy to welcome you for a class, or more and perhaps a test ride. 

BOGA YOGA paddleboard recommended by Rachel Brathen a.k.a. @yoga_girl

The only board designed and shaped with the leaders in the SUP YOGA industry. Designed for the ultimate balance and stability for YOGA on water. Beautifully designed pad is extra long (for those downward dog poses!) and is soft and comfortable on the feet, hands, and head! Made with quick water wicking material. The yoga mat type pad is super soft yet has a great grip. The official SUP YOGA Board of the Wanderlust YOGA Festival and SUP YOGA leaders such as Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl. M&M Stand Up Paddling has been using these great boards for yoga classes and regular start up classes as the boards are super stable and also great fun to practice your balance. Off course you are always welcome for a test ride and purchase your own BOGA YOGA paddleboard; the regular blue one, a bamboo version or (if you are a traveller yogi/paddler) the inflatable BOGA YOGA paddle board. M&M SUP has all on stock. 

M&M SUP in Dutch TV show

Last summer the VAART TV crew came for a stand up paddle experience and to film their 2016 TV show trailer at M&M Stand Up Paddling in Amsterdam. We had the best weather, some M&M SUP friends came out and joined the crew and host Laura had a great first paddle board experience. Everyone loved the good-looking and stable BOGA YOGA paddle boards and even an occasional handstand was tried... We get in the mood when watching this sunny trailer filled with fun paddle board moments. Come join us this summer for sup lesson, sup tours, sup courses and sup tours. 

Amsterdam Light Festival Paddle

Just before the Amsterdam Light Festival is finished we paddled it with another group of enthusiastic (winter) paddlers. This time we had much better weather then December when we enden up blown and rain away... Amsterdam by night on a paddle board is a beautiful experience, especially with all these Light art objects along the Amsterdam canals and on the Amsterdam canal bridges. Next time we will probably paddle a Sunday afternoon tour through the center of the Amsterdam city and have a break for some hot choco or teas along the way. Sat announced soon!  

Winter paddles still going strong

Since winters are not winters anymore we at BOGA paddle boards are able to keep stand up paddling all year long. As the water is colder you do have to be aware that you go out on the water and stay safe! Dress properly: wetsuit, neopreen pants and top or wear a drysuit and thick surf boots. Take an iPhone along, in a water proof case or bag and do always wear a leash attached to your paddle board. We also recommend you to have a look at the weather forecast before you go out and check if the winds will stay calm. Now you are set to go and explore winter sunrises, sunsets or go out with some friends for a fun ride if the colder weather frightens you. It;s much more fun then your local gym on a sunny wintersday! Enjoy and share the stoke. 

Amsterdam Light Event stand up paddle tour

Amsterdam organized the annual Light Festival again this year. Lot's of Light objects make by several artists and shown at the waterfront or in the canals. Super fun to paddle through. Last Saturday we organized a paddle tour at the Light Event but were not very lucky with weather... Hard wind and rain. But we still had a great time paddling through this festival and enjoying the huge Light objects from the side and over the Amsterdam canals. We are all very happy with the new Zhik wetsuits to keep us warm in the hard weather conditions. The Amsterdam Light Festival stays until the 17th of January and we will paddle it the 9th of January again. If you want to join us send an email to morene@mm-sup.com Sorry for the blurry picture... 

INDOOR SUP & YOGA IN AMSTERDAM THIS WINTER

As we have so many of our students asking for indoor classes, sup & yoga mainly we are now looking for a pool in Amsterdam to start teaching SUP & YOGA once a week. Prefer to start in January and continue untill March as we go and play out again in April. We'll keep you posted and will let all of know as soon as we have a pool where we can fit ten BOGA YOGA paddleboards for some fun sup & yoga classes.