Meet the SUPSkool

What is Stand Up Paddling?

In short, Stand Up Paddling is moving yourself forward on the water with a paddle, while standing on a board. It is a very fast growing sport in the Netherlands. Stand Up Paddling is beneficial for your health and a lot of fun to do. This, together with its accessibility, makes it suitable for everyone!

Meet SUP Skool Leeuwarden and Dokkum!

SUP Skool Leeuwarden is the Stand Up Paddle School from Leeuwarden (the capital of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands), established in 2013 and since 2016 there is also SUP Skool Dokkum. A lot of different SUP classes are offered, such as the SUP Beginners Classes, SUP Yoga and SUP Technique training. Since September 2016 we also started a SUPSkool in Dokkum and en we are a recognized internship company SBB for MBO trainees Sports & Exercise, Sportsinstruction, Training & Coaching (levels 2, 3 and 4).

Beside this, at the SUPSkool you can participate in countless other SUP activities, such as SUP Clinics, Corporate events, SUP Tours and SUP Children’s parties. SUP Skool Leeuwarden also organises SUP events in association with SUP Skool Partners each year. You do not want to miss those!

In collaboration with Rental SUP Leeuwarden, it is possible to do your own SUP tour in the city of Leeuwarden. In this case, it is compulsory to have some SUP experience.

SUP Travel organises SUP trips abroad for beginner- and experienced paddlers.

My name is Tineke Merkus and I am the owner and SUP instructor of SUP Skool Leeuwarden and Dokkum. All the classes and activities I organise and teach with passion and enthusiasm for the SUP sport! I live with my family in Leeuwarden and I possess diplomas of First Aid, ASI Water Rescue and Rescue Swimming and the ASI SUP Instructor level 1 and level 2. Beside this, I am a certified Functional Paddling-, SUPilates- and Paddlefit SUP Instructor. The SUP Skool Team consists (next to me) of certificated ASI SUP instructor Lia van der Groot, SUP instructor Wietse de Boer, Nynke Lijfering and SUPilates instructor Ypie Duursma-Groenewoud.

SUP&Surf Instructor Kai Douma, Daniëlle List, Nina Draisma, Romy-Anne Reenders and Afketine Buma from the education CIOS Water sports make the team complete!


Wietse de Boer

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Lia van der Goot

Nina Draisma en Danielle List

Ypie Duursma

Kai Douma

Afketine Buma

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