The promotion of young talents is a major theme at boot 2020. After start sailing was already presented during the press tour, start boating for motorboat sports is the beginners' hub in hall 3, the promotion of young talents is also the focus in the surf sports hall. First of all the technique can be learned on dry land at the surfing simulator. This gives you a real edge when jumping into the water. Our model Lea (15) tests the simulator under the guidance of professional surfer Karin Jaggi. The team of trainers from the Association of German Watersport Schools is also present and gives practical tips. And please note: For all surf beginners who have made their license in 2018/2019, there are discounted tickets to the fair upon presentation of their certificate at the ticket offices on site.
The so-called "Wingfoiling" looks like a combination of kiting and windsurfing and all major brands have equipment for it. Surfing pros Flo Jung and Klaas Voget will show how it works on the 65-metre long "Flatwater Pool".
For four years now, the indoor wave "THE WAVE" by Citywave from Munich has been THE highlight at boot. In an interview, the surfer and co-developer of the wave, Hannes Meures, explains the special features that distinguish "THE WAVE" from other artificial waves or real river waves such as those in Munich's Eisbach. He introduces the participants of the 4th boot Düsseldorf WAVE Masters and explains the role artificial waves will play in the future.