M&M SUP part of SUP CLUB Holland

As there are so many sup schools, rental locations and sup locations opening in the Netherlands at the moment it is about time we start adding some quality to them and connect. M&M SUP is part of the SUPCLUB Netherlands group. About seven connected sup schools are combining their strength and know how in this group. All these schools are working with certified teachers (ASI, HSA, WSA etc) to make sure they know how to teach and work according to safety standards.

We are also collaborating and all have our own area';s we work in, as we these schools are located throughout the whole of Holland and we has a school in every area. In the near future more schools will be added to this great initiative that will guarantee quality and offers a wide range of sup classes, sup courses, sup tours and sup events locally or together. One of the first collars is the SUP & YOGA weekend in Eindhoven organized by M&M SUP (Amsterdam) SUPCLUB Eindhoven and PURA SUP (Roermond) the 9th and 10th of July. We believe that working together makes us stronger and offers much more for us and for you. 

More information and an overview on all connected sup schools www.suplubnederland.nl 

Check out the weekend in Eindhoven http://www.mm-sup.com/morenemm-supnews-com/2016/7/9/sup-yoga-weekend-eindhoven

HISWA SUP TOUR IN AMSTERDAM ORGANIZED BY M&M SUP

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For the fourth time M&M SUP and Hans Schouten organized the HISWA SUP tour for the HOSWA boat show. This year we changed the route and started in the city centre at Hannekes Boom and paddled with about 150 paddlers to the HISWA boat show. The racers started ten minutes before the tour. We paddled in the canals and saw lot's of Amsterdam highlights like the Carré, Red Light district, zeven bridges, Magere Brug. It was a super fun and colorful parade on paddle boards. Hopefully we will kick of the SUP season like this again! 

Annual HISWA paddle tour in Amsterdam 19th March

For the fourth time the Hiswa paddle tour will be held in Amsterdam. This year the 19th of March about 200 stand up paddlers will paddle through the Amsterdam canals during the HISWA boatshow. Most of the paddlers will attend the tour and a maximum of 50 people will race thought he canals. M&M SUP is proud to be involved in organizing this first season paddle activity in Amsterdam together with Hans Schouten from sup frenzy and partner in crime concerning all Friday Night and other Amsterdam them paddles since 2011. More info and registration via http://www.hiswarai.nl/suptocht/

If you are interested in attending and need a rental board contact us and we can hook you up with a board to take part in this super fun tour. 

Early bird BOGA paddle board orders receive a free paddle with their board

We are expecting our new 2016 line up of BOGA paddle boards in a couple of weeks and also have some on stock right now. All you early birds who will order a BOGA paddle board this month (February) will receive a free fibreglass paddle with any model you order. Ready for some serious touring and perhaps an occasional race? Then the Typhoon 14' stock might be just the right paddle board for you! More into yoga and fitness on board then the Boga Yoga hard top or AIR might be just the board you are looking for. Looking for a fun family board for everyone to use? The Todos 10.2' or the BOGA River 10.8' AIR is your paddleboard. We have a model for everyone and every wish. Just drop us an email and we can send more info or set up a testride so we get you the best paddleboard for your needs. Have a look at all models on the BOGA page at this website. Looking forward meeting you and sharing the stoke! 

M&M SUP Amsterdam is hiring for the new SUP season

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For the new sup season we are looking for an extra instructor to help us out with at least a weekly sup start up class and a weekly sup & yoga class. Next to the weekly sup classes we would also love to have some extra sup hands on busy days or when we have big groups coming over... If you are up to some time on the Amsterdam city beach blijburg aan zee and sharing the fun on a paddle board you are the one we need! Would also be great if you could teach an occasional beach yoga class too... We do require some teaching experience. If interested in joining our fun team on beach Blijburg let us know via morene@mm-sup.com and if any more questions call us or send us an email. 

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!  

New stock of BOGA paddle boards on their way

The roots of BOGA Stand Up Paddleboards are in sunny California where everyone seems to be on a surf or sup board to go out for a paddle or yoga sup session. Most SUP’s are designed by big surf brands and complement the overall surf-, kite,- wakeboard or boards apparel. BOGA is a 100% stand up paddle board brand. Designed with love for this accessible watersport. Old, young, fat, thin, athletic or non athletic. Stand up paddling is for everyone on any kind of water. Besides a number of versatile BOGA models like the Deep 8.6ft (wave) Mahine 10.6ft (light riders&small waves), Classic 11ft (all round), Todos 10.2ft (city cruising & small waves), the El Tiburon 11ft or 12.6ft (fitness&touring) and the racemodels Typhoon stock 12.6ft or 14ft (27.5’) or team 12.6ft or 14ft (25,5’)and a line of AIR’s like the Tsunami 12.6ft (race&touring) and BOGA YOGA 10.8’ BOGA was the first SUP brand which designed and produced a BOGA YOGA 11.4ft board in 2010 to practice yoga on. This board turned out to be the most populair board and is used by BOGA floating studio’s worldwide. Within the affordable BOGA line of boards riders of all levels can find a board that fits their needs. Whether they cruise lakes or paddle surf, practice fitness or yoga on the board. BOGA’s line of boards feature the high quality construction, performance and value which riders of all levels should demand. Whether you cruise lakes or paddle surf, the Boga team has designed a quality stand up board and paddle to meet your needs. M&M SUP has been working with BOGA boards since 2011 and is proud to announce another stock of '16 boards are on their way for the school and sales. Let us know if you are considering getting your own board so we can help you out with advice and set up a test ride. 

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... 

Dutch book about stand up paddling

Together with paddler Marije den Breems Morene Dekker wrote a book about stand up paddling. the how's, the do's, the dont's, SUP  start up and advanced tips, SUP tricks, interviews with some Dutch paddlers and a specific SUP routes in every Dutch province. The book is a fun read and the pictures add some fun and color to it. You can order the book (Dutch only, sorry) through M&M SUP. Just drop us an email at morene@mm-sup.com and we send you the book. Signed if asked for. The book is only €22,95 and until we have enough stock we ad a free SALT Magazine to it.