New M&M SUP location downdown Amsterdam

Even if season almost comes to an end we are always working on new ideas and getting ready for season 2017! Next year we will open a second location in Amsterdam at the newest hotspot Amstel Boathouse right at the Amstel river that leads into town. Last week we already did some exploring around and found some great quit sup yoga area's and also a couple of fun routes we can do tours. And finally we are able to offer the Friday Night Amsterdam tours again! 

We will also stay at beach Blijburg and there we will ad a couple of weekly beach yoga classes next to our sup and sup yoga classes. 

More info soon!  Check out this page and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mmsup or insta @mmsupamsterdam 

SUPER FUN PADDLE IN THE AMSTERDAM MANGROVES

Sometimes it is super fun to go paddle on a different and new location. We have paddles the Amsterdam canals many times by now and even these canals get the same after a while. SURF LIFE camp owner Harry Glotzbach is a dear friend and BOGA teamrider and lives right at the Amsterdam Forest where he took me for a paddle last month. While paddling the idea popped up to organize a up tour in this beautiful forest in Amsterdam. We had some rain, we had some cloudy, we had a bit of wind... But who cares... It was one of the most impressing paddles ever in Amsterdam. Afterwards we had some drinks and bites (thanks every one for taking some) and Harry and his girl played some songs so it did actually feel like an after paddle summer picknick! Felt like we were in a fairy tales forest trees hanging over our heads and silence filled with rain drops and birds singing. Amsterdam Forest we'll be back! 

New sup yoga instructor Brittaney Shey

We are super happy with our newest instructor Brittanie. She just moved to Amsterdam with her husband and missed teaching sup yoga. Brittanie used to teach sup yoga at home in Houston and can't wait to step on board and start teaching again. Britannie hasher 200-hour registered yoga and is a registered SUP yoga instructor. In Houston she co-led SUP retreats and helped coordinate the volunteer and assisting program for the first SUP Program in Houston. 

Come join one of the sup yoga classes at Wednesday 19.30-20.30 or Sunday mornings 11.30-12.30 we will also start with the three week sup yoga series again in June. 

SUP at the Urban Sports Week Amsterdam

Last week Amsterdam was filled up with all kinds of Urban Sports throughout the city and M&M SUP filled up the waterpart. We organized a fun Friday Night paddle with a couple of friends and paddlers we have known for some time and Sunday we offered free clinics at the venue. 

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The perfect way to show Amsterdam is a great city for all kinds of urban sports by using what the city offers, for free running, wakeboarding, skateboarding and stand up paddling is also one of the best activities as we have so many canals we can use freely and enjoy and explore the city in a different way. Also interested in exploring the canals on a paddle board? We offer some tours, for a canal tour we do ask some stand up paddle experience or recommend to attend at least two classes., The Amsterdam canals can be very busy with boats and water traffic which means you need to be able to steer, stop, turn and be able to control yourself on the board. 

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

We are OPEN M&M SUP Amsterdam at beach Blijburg!

After a long cold and windy weather we are open again! Yesterday we celebrated this very first day of spring and the opening with a fun sup tour around the beach! Still getting ready for the season and getting our floating sup studio ready. We are so happy to see have seen you all again and share this super fun night on the water together. Also huge than you's to ZHIK for the new wetsuits, Glogglz for the sunglasses and waterproof cases, Island Tribe for the sunscreens, Lifeproof for saving my iPhone and Blijburg for being such a lovely place to be!

M&M SUP Amsterdam sup classes - sup courses - sup tours - sup yoga

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Season is coming close after the opening sup tour this Friday the schedule will start and this weekend we offer a couple of classes, sup & yoga we will only offer is weather is good (not too windy and wet). Monday the 4th our Start Up and Follow Up sup courses will start again. So if you want to start supping, follow up or just join every now and then on classes or tours we love to welcome you and share the stoke!

We are super super happy to be back on our old location at beach blijburg and are sure you will love this super fun and beautiful beach just 10 minutes from the city center of Amsterdam! off course we will also offer city sup tours along the season as the canals are a fun experience.

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Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/mmsup and our instagram page www.instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mmsupamsterdam/

See you soon! 

 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

M&M SUP TOURS SEASON 2106

We love to share new routes with all of you and are planning a SUP tour every Friday night next season. We wil paddle Am,sterdam and the area like Nederhorst, Weesp, Muiden, Broek in Waterland, Twiske, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Abcoude and would love to paddle in many more new area's. It's super fun to explore new routes with other paddlers. If you would like to show us around in your own neighborhood let us know and perhaps we can set up a sup tour. We can't wait for the season to kick off. Until then do not forget to check out the tours we organize in Amsterdam, such as the Amsterdam Light paddle on the 12th December and the 9th January. You will find all events and tours on our event page or social media.