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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 honest as possible!

Although I spend a lot of time at 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😉

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



Hoi daar,

Mijn naam is Wietse en ik woon 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!