With wingfoiling action and XXL pool in hall 17: boot Düsseldorf lets surfing fly into the future
The water sports world is eagerly awaiting the joint start of the season in Düsseldorf. From 21 to 29 January 2023, boot Düsseldorf will once again open its doors on the traditional date at the beginning of the year. The good news for exhibitors and visitors: the fair is on a safe course. Ticket sales have just started, and visitors are looking forward to their annual opening in the Rhine metropolis. The spotlight is on surfing, which is right at the heart of boot Düsseldorf 2023 with its new home in Hall 17.
“The move of surfing into the visitor circuit of boot Düsseldorf is a real benefit for exhibitors and visitors. It contributes to even greater contact with potential surfers and makes it possible to attract a new and young audience,” boot Düsseldorf Director Petros Michelidakis is pleased to say. The attraction in Hall 17 will be the large 1-meter-deep pool. In recent years, boot Düsseldorf had made a name for itself as a trendsetter in surfing with the first standing wave in an exhibition hall. In the meantime, however, indoor wave surfing has spilled over into many areas, so boot Düsseldorf is once again discovering and promoting new water sports with the XXL pool as an ideal homeport.
The exhibiting companies and associations are excited about this new development, because great product presentations on the new pool will whet the appetite of spectators and participants to set off for new horizons. boot Düsseldorf 2023 puts the trendy topic of wingfoiling in the limelight: Clear the stage for wingfoiling! The XXL pool is the new action center of the surf sport, which has once again increased in depth for this purpose. Almost silently, 34 wind machines will ensure that the best wingfoilers in the world can demonstrate their spectacular skills in Düsseldorf during the nine days of the fair.
The pool thus becomes the water stage for the current number one trend in water sports. At the same time, the manufacturers will be showing their latest product developments at their stands, explained in detail by the experts and the athletes. In the large wingfoiling focus, there will also be answers to the current high demand for information on the side of the beginners. Visitors can find out about the training courses, equipment and get tips for the most attractive national and international waters and destinations.
Of course, the classic windsurfing, SUP and kite topics will also be comprehensively represented with product presentations, new boards, sails, kites, equipment and accessories. Show interludes, award ceremonies and interviews with the stars and starlets of the scene ensure a cool and dynamic stage program at boot Düsseldorf 2023.
From the star show to training and testing: marvel and join in!
The Düsseldorf show program offers surfing in all its facets: In addition to the popular wakeboard show, the SUP sprint race and the tow-in windsurfing show, a daily wingfoil show now also entertains the audience. On the one hand, it is about demonstrating how to fly elegantly over the water with the board. On the other hand, the show provides good insights into the enormous variety of this fascinating trend sport. And, if you want to hold your wing in the wind, you are cordially invited to do so at a dry run on the simulator in hall 17 of boot Düsseldorf.
On the second weekend, the European Skimboard Cup and the Pooltastic Wakeboard Contest will also provide action worth seeing on the pool. The detailed daily show program is available on the Homepage www.boot.com.
Foiling fun for everyone: boot Düsseldorf invites you to live boarding
For all those who want to take the plunge on the foil, boot Düsseldorf offers a special treat: The Association of German Water Sports Schools (VDWS) awaits newcomers to its popular Surf Academy on the wingsurf simulator. Here, the curious can take the wing in their own hands and learn to steer for the first time on a moving panel. The top offers of the world’s largest water sports school association also include the popular beginner seminars. These include training on the windsurfing simulator on the subjects of strap and harness riding and units on the kite simulator, which allows young and old players to overcome gravity for a brief moment and be pulled up into the air together with the board on their feet. Registration for this takes place directly at the VDWS stand in Hall 17.
My boot Düsseldorf experience: surfing my way…
In January 2023, boot Düsseldorf will once again be the hub for active beginners and intermediates in all surf sports. Stand-up paddling, wakeboarding and skimboarding are also on the daily program for visitors. They can gain their own first experiences in a wide variety of surfing sports in Hall 17. To avoid long queues at the registration desk, online registration is required in this area at www.boot.com. Tip: Don’t forget to bring your towel! You don’t have to bring your own wetsuit, but you can, as rental suits are only available in limited numbers.
My boot Düsseldorf pleasure: Infotainment, Shopping & Surf Travel
The wide range of brand manufacturers is aimed at all surf sports enthusiasts. Here you will find a unique market overview and in-depth discussions with experts on all current surfing topics as well as the trends of tomorrow. Well-equipped in this way, there is maximum fun waiting in the shopping spree in Hall 17. Additionally, hot travel tips will make you look forward to the sport in the warmer season: together with selected schools, the VDWS presents tailor-made offers for surf trips in home waters as well as abroad at boot Düsseldorf. Trips can be booked directly on site. This way, the next step in your surfing career can be planned at boot Düsseldorf, if desired, and the anticipation for the 2023 surf season can be increased.
Exchanging ideas with the best: surf pros love boot Düsseldorf
You can rely on this at boot Düsseldorf: Internationally renowned professional surfers and World Cup stars feel in their element at the fair. Cracks like the Swiss “Wing Thriller” Balz Müller, 42-time windsurfing world champion Bjørn Dunkerbeck, Lina Erpenstein, who has just become the proud third at the Wind Surf World Cup Sylt, and many other well-known players set course to Düsseldorf for the start of the season. At the microphone and in personal conversations, they will reveal where they spend their winter training, who is currently testing and training with whom and what challenges the 2023 regatta calendar has to offer. Autograph requests and individual enquiries will be fulfilled by the pros in the best of moods at their sponsors’ stands in Hall 17.
Chilling out in a South Seas atmosphere
IIn an exotic South Seas atmosphere, the first soft beats will start to play in the hall 17 from 5 p.m. and invite you to one of the cocktail bars. The catering stands also offer a delicious range of vegan snacks and dishes. Here, eventful days at boot Düsseldorf can come to a chilled-out end.
This is how much fun we had at the last boot just before the pandemic in 2020
The show program and competitions:
Wingfoil Show, daily – 21.01. till 29.01.2023
• Windsurf-Tow-In Show, daily – 21.01. till 29.01.2023
• Pooltastic Wakeboard Contest – 28.01.2023
• European Skimboarding Cup – 29.01.2023
• SUP Rabbit Races on both weekends, 21. /22. and 28. /29.1.2023
Current dates and times at www.boot.com, as of December 2022.
The most important facts about surfing at boot Düsseldorf 2023 at a glance:
• boot Düsseldorf will be open from 21.01. till 29.01.2023, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Surf sports to touch and try out on almost in Hall 17, between the
entrances South and East
• Surf pool with 34 wind machines for wing foiling for pros
• 2.0 Ropeway for visitors and professional wakeboarders, registration required
• Stand-up paddling for visitors, registration required.
• The major manufacturers and dealers on site to talk shop and provide information
• Stars and experts from all trend sports on the stage at the large water basin
• Shops for trendsetters and bargain hunters
• Ticket prices and online tickets at boot.com, special prices for bootclub members. The cheapest boot ticket costs 10 euros and is valid from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
And another hint for all who come with their own camping bus: P1 car park at the Caravan Center is the right address! Electricity, showers and waste disposal are provided here. Bus shuttles from the Caravan Center to Hall 17 ensure a very short way from bed to board.
boot Düsseldorf is the home port and for international water sports
From 21 to 29 January 2023, it offers boating in all its facets and has the top brands on board. Both sailors and motor boaters will find a comprehensive range of products here, from entry-level boats and dinghies to luxury yachts. Diving, surfing, paddling and fishing are also in the spotlight at boot Düsseldorf. With the innovative and technically sophisticated products of the exhibitors, boot Düsseldorf is the international innovation platform for its sector and the starting signal for the new water sports season every year in January. With its comprehensive range of tourism products in the Seaside destination for holidays and sports on, by and in the water, it attracts all people who want to spend their leisure time by the sea, rivers and lakes. Attractive stage programs with inspiring interview partners from the industry, the latest trend sports offers and a top-class mix of workshops and hands-on activities for surfing, diving, sailing or paddling make this fair unique worldwide. This means that boot Düsseldorf will once again be the top address for both the water sports enthusiast family and international experts in 2023.