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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, on January 19, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany. There will be a lot more stars, action and the latest equipment on the occasion of this anniversary.

Major brands and some newcomers will present their innovations - ranging from paddles, fins and foils to slim raceboards - on 120,000 square feet from January 19 – 27, 2019 in Hall 8a. Located between THE WAVE created by citywave® and the 164 feet shallow water basin, Brunotti, Fanatic, Mistral, Quattro, Siren, Starboard and many other manufacturers will show how the SUP sport will develop in the next years.

Right on the Board!
Visitors can test the latest equipment and try out SUP yoga daily between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm in the 213 feet long pool. Wetsuits will be provided. Of course THE WAVE can also be experienced live by visitors. Online registration is recommended to reserve a slot for THE WAVE:

Stars and Showtime!
On the first weekend of boot 2019, legends like Robby Naish and Björn Dunkerbeck, and on the second weekend, current pros like Airton Cozzolino and Zane Schweitzer will give interesting lectures. The latter will also prove their skills on January 26 and 27 at the 3rd SUP Wave Masters and the Short Track Masters. After the competition, they will discuss their performance, the latest trends and innovations with the visitors. With foiling as a major trend, boot 2019 will provide foiling action on the second weekend with the Foiling Show Contest. For more information:

Shopping and Relaxing
In the very same hall you will again find many shops where you can make real bargains. A shopping spree is worthwhile here as well as in Hall 12 where you’ll find the right outfits for the new season in the „Beach Life Zone“. Every day at 5:00 pm, Beach World in Hall 8a 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
  • Attractive shops for bargain hunters in Hall 8a and 12
  • Tickets for boot 2019 can be used for free public transportation within the region of the „Verkehrsverbund Rhein Ruhr“ (VRR) network to 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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