Kai and Thomas

We – Thomas Wendt and Kai-Nicolas Steimer – first got to know each other in 2010 as competitors in stand-up-paddling races throughout Germany and experienced the pioneering days of this still young sport together. Meanwhile we are good friends and with the project “SUP Spirit Soul” we have created the perfect basis to share our passion for movement and nature with many adventurous and sports-mad people – with you. With the SUP Spirit Soul concept, which was developed by Thomas and started in 2015 with the first SUP Wave Camp in Klitmøller, we offer you unique outdoor adventures at fascinating international destinations.

Kai-Nicolas Steimer

Kai is a qualified shipbuilding engineer and professional stand-up paddler. In recent years he has won eleven German championship titles in all disciplines and competed in many international competitions. He is one of the pioneers of SUP in Germany and has accompanied and co-developed many trends in stand-up paddling. Kai designs the race boards for the leading SUP board brand Fanatic. Together with many top athletes of this sport he has trained all over the world and thus built up a large repertoire of knowledge about the sport and its refinements. He works for the SUP Spirit Soul Trainer Team as training manager and can answer all your questions about all disciplines of stand-up paddling. Having grown up in the country, Kai has spent a large part of his youth in nature and thus acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the animal and plant world. He would like to share this closeness to nature with you as well as his experiences in water sports.

Thomas Wendt

Thomas created a reality out of his passion and fulfilled a dream with the SUP Spirit Soul Camps. Through his experiences with you at exciting destinations he brings sport, vocation and adventure together. Not only sport and fun are important to him, but also the mediation of a conscious and in every respect healthy lifestyle with all fascinating facets and possibilities. His aim is to inspire you not only on the water but also beyond. To be in “flow”, to consciously perceive one’s own body, to playfully optimise mobility, performance and thus quality of life – to help each and every one of you to develop your own potential a little more – this is very important to Thomas.

Our team – and you!

We’d be nothing without our team! Since the beginning of the project, we have been lucky to be accompanied by trainers who are both professionally and personally enriching.

The “spirit” of the camps comes from you – our guests. Different characters, each with their own history, passions and personal goals. You inspire us and make the SUP Spirit Soul Camps very special experiences.

How it all started

SUP-Teamsport

The origin of SUP Spirit Soul touches on the project “SUP-Teamsport“, which was founded by Thomas with his friends and long-time companions on the water Philipp Michel from Rostock and the professional windsurfer Klaas Voget already in 2010. With the aim of making the new trend sport SUP and a healthy “watersport-lifestyle” accessible to many people, numerous successful events and formats were created, e.g. the “SUP & Sail” as part of the Hanse Sail in Rostock or the hosting of the German SUP championships.

Since then, Philipp and Thomas have successfully offered stand-up paddling in all its facets under the brand “SUP-Teamsport“. At the locations in Lüneburg, Neumünster, Rostock, SUP courses and SUP events are held for companies, municipalities and schools. There is also the course and rental programme for private customers.

SUP Spirit Soul – a good idea

Out of his passion for stand-up paddling on the one hand and his love for life on the other, Thomas 2014 came up with the idea of how to experience the fun of sports even more intensively together with a small group of like-minded people. SUP Spirit Soul” was born precisely out of these aspects. In 2015 the first camp took place in Denmark, at that time with eight guests from the circle of friends and the fox terrier dog Coco. A manageable group, but from the very beginning they combined their curiosity and interest in new experiences. Despite some scepticism from the outside, Thomas started the adventure and developed his idea of a shared experience in harmony with nature. The focus of the first camp in Klitmøller was and is the SUP in the wave, but meanwhile it is about the whole variety of the SUP sport. This is why Kai and Thomas have teamed up to pool their knowledge and offer you unique adventures and the best possible experience.

More than SUP

Stand-Up-Paddling and the time on the water are not the only components of the SUP Spirit Soul concept, but always a slightly different, active lifestyle, which can give each of you ideas and inspiration for your own life concept. Factors such as nutrition and perception of your own body play an important role right from the start. From this motivation it soon became clear that yoga would also become a fixed factor at all destinations. Since 2016 it is the perfect, relaxing supplement to the active time on the water and on land. For Thomas and Kai it is both a matter of the heart and a passion to surprise and inspire you again and again in all possible areas with new ideas – with adventures for “big” ones at great destinations – but above all also with cordial and personal conversations and a friendly togetherness with you.

Kai and Thomas

We – Thomas Wendt and Kai-Nicolas Steimer – first got to know each other in 2010 as competitors in stand-up-paddling races throughout Germany and experienced the pioneering days of this still young sport together. Meanwhile we are good friends and with the project “SUP Spirit Soul” we have created the perfect basis to share our passion for movement and nature with many adventurous and sports-mad people – with you. With the SUP Spirit Soul concept, which was developed by Thomas and started in 2015 with the first SUP Wave Camp in Klitmøller, we offer you unique outdoor adventures at fascinating international destinations.

Kai-Nicolas Steimer

Kai is a qualified shipbuilding engineer and professional stand-up paddler. In recent years he has won eleven German championship titles in all disciplines and competed in many international competitions. He is one of the pioneers of SUP in Germany and has accompanied and co-developed many trends in stand-up paddling. Kai designs the race boards for the leading SUP board brand Fanatic. Together with many top athletes of this sport he has trained all over the world and thus built up a large repertoire of knowledge about the sport and its refinements. He works for the SUP Spirit Soul Trainer Team as training manager and can answer all your questions about all disciplines of stand-up paddling. Having grown up in the country, Kai has spent a large part of his youth in nature and thus acquired a comprehensive knowledge of the animal and plant world. He would like to share this closeness to nature with you as well as his experiences in water sports.

Thomas Wendt

Thomas created a reality out of his passion and fulfilled a dream with the SUP Spirit Soul Camps. Through his experiences with you at exciting destinations he brings sport, vocation and adventure together. Not only sport and fun are important to him, but also the mediation of a conscious and in every respect healthy lifestyle with all fascinating facets and possibilities. His aim is to inspire you not only on the water but also beyond. To be in “flow”, to consciously perceive one’s own body, to playfully optimise mobility, performance and thus quality of life – to help each and every one of you to develop your own potential a little more – this is very important to Thomas.

Our team – and you!

We’d be nothing without our team! Since the beginning of the project, we have been lucky to be accompanied by trainers who are both professionally and personally enriching.

The “spirit” of the camps comes from you – our guests. Different characters, each with their own history, passions and personal goals. You inspire us and make the SUP Spirit Soul Camps very special experiences.

How it all started

SUP-Teamsport

The origin of SUP Spirit Soul touches on the project “SUP-Teamsport“, which was founded by Thomas with his friends and long-time companions on the water Philipp Michel from Rostock and the professional windsurfer Klaas Voget already in 2010. With the aim of making the new trend sport SUP and a healthy “watersport-lifestyle” accessible to many people, numerous successful events and formats were created, e.g. the “SUP & Sail” as part of the Hanse Sail in Rostock or the hosting of the German SUP championships.

Since then, Philipp and Thomas have successfully offered stand-up paddling in all its facets under the brand “SUP-Teamsport“. At the locations in Lüneburg, Neumünster, Rostock, SUP courses and SUP events are held for companies, municipalities and schools. There is also the course and rental programme for private customers.

SUP Spirit Soul – a good idea

Out of his passion for stand-up paddling on the one hand and his love for life on the other, Thomas 2014 came up with the idea of how to experience the fun of sports even more intensively together with a small group of like-minded people. SUP Spirit Soul” was born precisely out of these aspects. In 2015 the first camp took place in Denmark, at that time with eight guests from the circle of friends and the fox terrier dog Coco. A manageable group, but from the very beginning they combined their curiosity and interest in new experiences. Despite some scepticism from the outside, Thomas started the adventure and developed his idea of a shared experience in harmony with nature. The focus of the first camp in Klitmøller was and is the SUP in the wave, but meanwhile it is about the whole variety of the SUP sport. This is why Kai and Thomas have teamed up to pool their knowledge and offer you unique adventures and the best possible experience.

More than SUP

Stand-Up-Paddling and the time on the water are not the only components of the SUP Spirit Soul concept, but always a slightly different, active lifestyle, which can give each of you ideas and inspiration for your own life concept. Factors such as nutrition and perception of your own body play an important role right from the start. From this motivation it soon became clear that yoga would also become a fixed factor at all destinations. Since 2016 it is the perfect, relaxing supplement to the active time on the water and on land. For Thomas and Kai it is both a matter of the heart and a passion to surprise and inspire you again and again in all possible areas with new ideas – with adventures for “big” ones at great destinations – but above all also with cordial and personal conversations and a friendly togetherness with you.