About me

My name is Rianne Bakker, since 2013 I am the owner and instructor of SUP Spirit.

Ever since childhood I'm someone who loves to be outside.

As a child I went with my canoe through the polder, spent a lot of time with my horses, and over the years I have practiced different sports, both indoors and outdoors.

Some years ago I read an article in the newspaper about Stand Up Paddling, I was very interested and started to take lessons in Amsterdam. On my first lesson I was sold, this is really something for me!


Within weeks, I bought my own board so that I could go supping in and around Enkhuizen. I realised that I was the only supper on the water in this area, and people always gave me encouragement and nice comments as I passed by.

This gave me the idea to start my own SUP school.


My goal is to share my enthusiasm and passion for the SUP sport with others. For me SUP gives a sense of freedom and relaxation, and an apportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature. It is also a sport where I can continue to challenge myself regarding technique and speed. I give SUP lessons with lots of fun and hope to meet you soon on the water!

I am a fully trained SUP instructor, my qualifications are as follows:

  •     ASI Level 1 Instructor SUP - Enclosed Flatwater
  •     ASI SUP Level 2 Instructor - Exposed Waters
  •     ASI SUP Instructor Water Rescue
  •     Functional Paddling certified trainer Level 1
  •     First Aid (first aid)