In Hall 8a, you can find everything to do with surfing in one place.
„It’s been a bombastic first day”, boot Duesseldorf's Director Petros Michelidakis had been able to say smilingly at the 51st boot Düsseldorf on the evening of day one. This so very positive first interim balance also applies to the surf sport booming in Surf Hall 8a: A full house, a world premiere, the new Surf Academy, many stars and exciting international competitions have ensured a brilliant start to the nine-day fair on the Rhine.
Beach World - Winter hotspot for surfers
Not only the convincing line-up of 93 exhibitors from 17 countries in the trade’s hall of 1001 boards shows that the sport means a world to its fans. On a journey of discovery through the joyful hall, it quickly becomes clear: Surfing is so trendy with its diverse range and modern technologies. The flow of visitors from the North entrance to Hall 8a proved right away that surf sports are extremely popular at the beginning of the new decade. “The fascination of windsurfing is unbroken, “says Florian Brunner, CEO and partner of APM Marketing, “of course it is the final boat show’s balance that will count but we had very satisfied exhibitors on the first day and that is an important sign.”
Windsurfing’s Wonderkids: “Rookies of the Year” honored
Besides stars such as Olympic candidate Leon Glatzer or 42-time windsurfing world champion Björn Dunkerbeck, it was the Gerrman youngsters who drew everyone’s attention. The magazine Surf and the boot Düsseldorf honored two 17-year-old shooting stars at the start of the fair. The windsurfers Mats von Holten (Hamburg, Germany) and Maria Behrens (Lübeck, Germany) were rewarded and inspired with the trophy and 2020 Euros each, a reflection of the respective year in which the relevant boot Düsseldorf is held. Both talents will put the money into participating in additional competitions to propel their careers. “This trophy means a lot to me”, Mats von Holten said, “the money really helps, and the award will hopefully even move more people to be interested in our sport.”
The second weekend in the Hall 8a
In Surf Hall 8a, the organizers of the boot Düsseldorf and their exhibitors made it crystal clear on this first weekend, how skillfully built bridges between generations can lead the sport into a flourishing future. More top-class sports, the SUP Short Track Masters and the SUP Wave Masters, as well as prominent riders and the latest surf equipment including super competent consultants, will also ensure a full house on the second weekend of boot Düsseldorf.
Boardsports at boot Düsseldorf
The WAVE & the Beach World in Hall 8a - the Mekka for all boardsports fans, everything from surfing to wakeboarding and SUP!