👥 About Us

Here at stand-up-paddling.org, we have poured our passion and expertise into becoming the most comprehensive hub for paddleboarding enthusiasts around the world.

Boasting over a thousand articles enriched with tips, guides, and advice, we are here to guide you at every step of your SUP journey.

Our seasoned team has painstakingly reviewed over 100 SUP boards and a plethora of accessory products ranging from electric pumps and dry bags to SUP bike trailers and beyond, to offer you the best recommendations.

Whether you are just starting out or have carved the waters with your SUP board countless times, we have something for everyone.

🏄‍♀️🛶 Why We Love Paddleboarding

  1. Connection with Nature: There’s something truly special about being out on the water, immersed in the natural world, feeling the gentle sway of the waves beneath you.
  2. Community and Camaraderie: The paddleboarding community is a warm and welcoming one, where bonds are forged through shared experiences and adventures.
  3. Physical and Mental Wellness: Paddleboarding is a holistic workout, promoting physical health while offering a peaceful mental space, allowing you to disconnect and rejuvenate.
  4. Adventure and Exploration: Every paddleboarding expedition is a new adventure, a chance to explore hidden corners of lakes, rivers, and oceans.
  5. Inclusivity: Paddleboarding is a sport that welcomes all, irrespective of age or skill level, offering various ways to enjoy the water, from serene solo paddles to exhilarating SUP races.
  6. Personal Growth: As you navigate different waters, you’ll find yourself learning and growing, not just in your skills but in your understanding and appreciation of the subtle nuances of this delightful sport.
  7. Art of Balance: Mastering the SUP board teaches the beautiful art of balance, bringing a harmonious blend of strength and grace, focus and relaxation.
  8. Creative Outlet: From SUP Yoga to fishing, paddleboarding opens doors to a range of creative outlets, offering a canvas of opportunities to enjoy the water in various ways.
  9. Joy of Being Present: Paddleboarding offers the unique joy of being in the moment, appreciating the serenity and the vibrant tapestry of life unfolding as you glide through the water.

👋 Meet our Team

Max Kuch

Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief

Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton, took part in the German Mini Golf Championships, started learning ‘real’ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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Benjamin Hagg

Editor, Reviewer

Water is Benjamin’s element. In 2019, he made his first attempts on a SUP board and since then he’s constantly learning. For him, stand-up paddling is a great way to combine a workout and feel relaxed at the same time. The perfect balance to everyday life!

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Ricci Noble

Video Editor

Ricci is a professional video editor, currently practicing swimming in her spare time and learning more about paddleboarding. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for video editing, she puts together engaging product reviews and SUP-videos to bring you insightful and informative content.


Alyssa Omandac

Content Manager Assistant

Alyssa is a dynamic force in sports content. She combines her love for sports with her excellent writing skills. Her background in volleyball and newfound enthusiasm for water sports bring a unique perspective to her work. Alyssa turns her excitement of sports into amazing articles.

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Rev Nisay

Content Manager Assistant

Rev finds immense joy in swimming in bodies of water, despite his visual challenges. His unwavering passion for watersports keeps him buoyant and fully immersed in aquatic experiences.

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Wietse de Boer

Product Reviewer

Born and bred amidst the waters of Friesland, Wietse, a seasoned physical education teacher and SUP coach, blends his passion for speed skating and Stand Up Paddling into tailored training sessions for small groups. From competing in local races to reviewing boards, his expertise stems from both racing experience and instructional insights, shaping enthusiasts’ journeys on the serene canals of Leeuwarden.

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📰 Press

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