The boot Düsseldorf in Germany is the biggest boat- and water sports trade fair in the world. From January 21 until January 29, 2017 about 1,700 exhibiting companies from more than 60 countries will present their equipment and innovations in 17 different halls. The halls 1 and 2 of the boot Düsseldorf will be the place to be for windsurfers, kitesurfers, wakeboarders, stand-up paddlers and wave riders of all sorts.

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

“The Wave” – the first stationary Deepwater Wave at Boot Düsseldorf

This year the boot Düsseldorf presents THE WAVE the first stationary Deepwater Wave (citywave®) at a water sports fair. By prior registration, online or directly on the spot in hall 2, each visitor can enjoy the experience, no matter whether he is a beginner or a professional. Before jumping into the wave, everyone gets a brief instruction and if necessary help setting. Then it’s time to start – neos and boards are included, changing rooms are also available. More info about the wave at

For those who prefer relaxing, the Surfers Village is the place to find the latest clothes and boards. Or you can watch the action on the wave with a cold drink. Watching is worthwhile, especially on the weekends, because the stars of the stand-up paddle scene will be on THE WAVE and demonstrate their skills at the boat SUP Wave Masters on the 21st and 22nd of January. On the 28th and 29th of January the wave riders will show what the perfect backside cutback looks like. They will battle in the “Wave Master” competition for a prize money of 5000€. Pros like Moritz Mauch, Zane Schweitzer and Sonni Hönscheid will compete. Additionally you can find several windsurfing shops in hall 2 like Surf Keppler, Surf Schuhmacher, Surfpirates Kiel,, Surfers Paradise, Surf-Sport Rheinhausen


Beach World Hall 1

The “Beach World” in hall 1 will be busy with windsurfing, kitesurfing, wake boarding or stand-up paddling companies presenting their latest equipment. Furthermore travel agencies, windsurfing centers and magazines will present themselves. You can check out the latest 2017 equipment from Gun Sails, Bic Sports, Quatro, MauiSails, S2 Maui, Hejfly, Starboard/Severne, Brunotti or meet the guys from the SURF magazine or the VDWS.
Besides the exhibition many events are planned in hall 1. The centerpiece of the hall will be the 1000m2 big pool, with a cable winch, where SUP events, wakeboard and skimboard action will take place.

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Pic: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann


  • German SURF Magazine will announce the “Surfer of the year” on January 21, at 4 p.m in hall 1.
  • On January 22 at 11.30 am Björn Dunkerbeck will crown the German Speed King and at 4 pm  the “Windsurfing Talent of the year” will be announced and will receive a support of €2017 for the upcoming season. 
  • Surf-party at the “Schlösser-Quartier Boheme” at Ratinger Straße 25 in Düsseldorf on January 21 at 10.00 p.m. Tickets at the Surf booth or Starboard/Severne booth in hall 1. 
  • big names from the windsurfing scene will show up at the BOOT: Björn Dunkerbeck, Philip Köster, Moritz Mauch, Bernd Flessner, Vincent Langer
  • DWC (German Windsurf Cup) award ceremony of the 2016 year ranking, 28.01.2017, 1.30 p.m. in hall 1



The raffle is closed.

If you want to visit the trade show, why not taking part in our raffle? We are giving away 4 x 2 day tickets.

How to win?
Send us your name and an email to and  a short note, why you would like to visit the trade show
Everyone who participates will take part in the drawing. The contest ends on January 18 at midnight. The winner will be selected randomly and will be informed per e-mail on January 19. The personal data of the participants such as surname, first name, email address and country will be used solely for the purposes of the raffle.



Where: Düsseldorf exhibition center
When: 21.1.-29.1.2017
Open: daily from 10am till 6pm
Entrance Fee: 17€
Windsurfing: Hall 1 and 2

More info on the “boot” website: in german or in english