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October 2018

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
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Messe Düsseldorf North America
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Robby Naish will open the 50th edition of boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest and leading international water sports trade fair, and the 3rd Wave Masters of the European river surfers on January 19, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

From January 19 - 27, 2019, the international river surfing scene and its German offspring will come together in Hall 8a of the Düsseldorf`s fairgrounds. The highlight will be the 29 feet wide and up to 5 feet high THE WAVE created by citywave® which was optimized again. With the help of the valuable tricks and tips of the experienced team around surfing veterans and inventors of THE WAVE, Susi and Rainer Klimaschewski, visitors can ride the WAVE. Online registration starts at in December. On the first weekend of boot 2019, the best European river surfers will compete at the 2019 Düsseldorf Wave Masters.

Also in Hall 8 will be all the major brands as well as some newcomers with their products including boards, wet suits, fins and foils for immediate purchase. Bargains, trendy outfits and more equipment will be offered in the “Beach Life Zone”.

Stars and Relaxing
In addition to a lot of surfing action, visitors can meet celebrities from the surfing scene at boot Düsseldorf. Surfing legend Robby Naish and the top river surfing players will be present on the first weekend. Every day at 5:00 pm, the “Beach World” will entertain with drinks and music.

The most important facts at a glance:

  • boot Düsseldorf takes place from January 19 - 27, 2019 (daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm) at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 140,000 square feet board sport to discover and test in Hall 8, directly at Entrance North
  • 15,000 square feet large water basin including a 2.0 Tow for Wakeboarding, Wakeboarden, Tow-In Windsurfing and the Foiling Show Contest
  • THE WAVE – River surfing on the real Deepwater Wave – from the creators of the citywave®
  • The main manufacturers are present, a lot of opportunities to „talk shop“ and exchange information
  • Stars and experts from all trend sports will be present at all times on the stage at the water basin
  • Book your next surfing holiday directly on site
  • Tickets for boot 2019 can be used for free public transportation within the region of the „Verkehrsverbund Rhein Ruhr“ (VRR) network and from the trade fair
  • Information about online tickets:
  • boot in figures:
    At the last staging in 2018, 1,923 exhibitors from 68 different countries occupied 2.3 million square feet in 16 halls. 247,000 visitors came to Düsseldorf from 102 countries. More than 2,000 journalists reported live from the show. 110,000 people experienced “THE WAVE” and 1,500 of them surfed the 5 feet high and 25.5 feet wide standing wave.

    About boot Düsseldorf:
    The boot Düsseldorf trade fair is the largest boat and watersports fair in the world and it is the hotspot where the entire industry meets in January every year. The exhibitors will show their amazing innovations, attractive advanced developments and maritime equipment from January 19 - 27, 2019. That means that the entire market will be here in Düsseldorf and invites visitors to join an exciting journey through the entire world of watersports in 16 exhibition halls spread across 2.3 million square feet for nine days. There’s something for every watersports fan and athlete at boot; the offers range from boats and yachts, motors and motor technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes/kayaks/rowing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, skimboarding, jet skis, diving, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing to SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, watersports centers, beach resorts and charter trips. The trade fair will be open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Tickets are available online at and can be used for free travel to and from the venue with the VRR (Rhein-Ruhr Transport Association) network.

    Sport- und Markenkommunikation GmbH
    Michael Walther

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