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Tom - team Stand up paddle board world

Hi there!

My name is Tom, 30 years old, I live in the Netherlands. Yep, that’s the country that is for one third under water. Maybe that’s why I just love water 😉.

Ever since I was a child my parents have been taking me to the coast of the Netherlands. I love all sports that are related to water.

The most amazing thing about paddleboarding for me is the ease to go out with my board. I always SUP on an inflatable board; this is already waiting in my backpack. I get on my bicycle or take the car and a few moments later I am paddling around in the most relaxing places. Lovely!

I primarily go paddleboarding to relax after a day of hard work

The combination of my work behind the computer and my love for water sports is what made me start this website. On StandupPaddleboardWorld, I review the most popular Stand Up Paddle Boards that are available on the market at the moment. I compare them to other models and try to give my opinion about them as honestly as possible!

Although I spend a lot of time on my pc, I’m not very active on Social Media. You can follow me on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM but forgive me if I do not respond to your message within a day😉 I prefer spending my days on the water!

If you are a brand that wants to promote watersport gear, predominantly SUP or kayaks, on my website, I have created a simple plan of offers here. You can also see the price list here.
I’m open to discussions for marketing collaborations, so if you have any other suggestions, feel free to reach out and I’m sure we’ll figure something out!

Do you have any questions, or do you have advice for my website? Please send me an email at: tom@standuppaddleboardworld.com. I would love to get in touch with you and exchange our SUP experiences. 😊


– Tom



Hi there,

My name is Wietse and I live in Friesland, one of the northern provinces of The Netherlands, which has a lot of canals and is known for the Elfstedentocht (eleven city tour), a daring 136-mile (220 km) tour along eleven cities throughout the entire province.

I am 30 years old and I am a physical education teacher in primary school and also trainer/coach in speed skating and Stand Up Paddling (SUP). I have my own small business in SUP where I work with small groups of a maximum of 8 people and besides that I also do some personal training. I focus on which technique is the best for every individual person.

I was basically born on the water. My parents taught us sailing and windsurfing, and even in the winter period we stayed connected with water, but this time frozen water. I learned speed skating at a young age and did local competitions until 2012.

In 2012, I started with Stand Up Paddling and soon bought my first board, a 12’,6” x 30 inches touring/race board. Stand Up Paddling is a sport where you can compete in competitions, which suited me. From 2013 I trained a lot and did several competitions in The Netherlands every year.
My best results the 4th place at the SUP NL time trial race in Breda in 2017, and I completing the SUP 11 City Tour in 2015 in the race competition.

I’m happy that I can review Stand Up Paddle boards from my experience as competition racer but also as teacher it is interesting to learn the differences and advantages of certain boards so that I can use that knowledge in my training and coaching sessions.

When you are in The Netherlands, please come and visit Leeuwarden and book a lesson to learn more about SUP techniques. Until then, check out my website www.suptrainingleeuwarden.nl .

Enjoy the water when it’s possible!