From May 30 to June 2, 2019, the windsurfing community opens the 2019 watersport season at the Mercedes-Benz Surf Festival on Fehmarn in Germany.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to visit the festival at the Baltic Sea island organized by Europe’s largest windsurfing print magazine SURF. In 2019, there will be even more brands, who will present their latest boards, sails, foils, SUPs and accessories. One of the highlights is the “Mercedes Riders Academy”, where the windsurfing and SUP pros will teach different lessons.
More information about the program of the Mercedes-Benz Surf-Festival Fehmarn 2019 as well as the registration forms for the Mercedes Riders Academy can be found at www.surffestival.de. There you can also purchase the popular tickets for the “Beachcamp”. https://www.surffestival.de/beachcamp
PROGRAMM HIGHLIGHTS 2019
Free material test of the brand new 2019 windsurfing, windfoils and SUP products
Brands: Neilpryde, RRD, Fanatic, Duotone, Naish, Starboard, Severne, Patrik Boards, Sailloft Hamburg, Bull Sails, Windfänger Boards, Gun Sails, Maui Ultra Fins, Reptile, Patrik Boards, Sailloft Hamburg, Pro Limit, Avanti Sails, Vinc, Slingshot , NoveNove, Point 7, Quatro, S2 Maui, Tabou, Vandal, Gaastra, Unda,.
The Mercedes Riders Academy
Windsurfing and stand-up paddling (SUP) by real windsurfing and SUP pros directly at the beach. The former German windsurfing professional Bernd Flessner teaches “Foiling for beginners”. Wave specialist Leon Jamaer teaches “Waveriding from the Baltic Sea to Hawaii”. Product developer and world cupper Klaas Voget teaches jumps, from the Chop Hop to the Front Loop “. SUP professional Sonni Hönscheid teaches the “Paddle to the Medal”.
The best German windsurfers will show powerful moves and jumps right in front of the beach during the Mercedes Freestyle Battle.
SUP races: daily Bitburger 0.0% SUP Challenge for everyone and German SUP League with the best German paddlers will paddle for points
Who will be there? Philip Köster, Leon Jamaer, Klass Voget, Cesare Cantagalli, Francisco Goya, Bernd Flessner, Vincent Langer, Niclas Nebelung
In the evenings the Surf Festival transforms to a dance floor with live music. At the Shisha Party , DJ “Beauty and the Beats” opens on Thursday. On Friday Lina Erpenstein, 2018 number number four in the PWA Wave Ranking, will mix her sounds with electronic beats during the evening. And on Saturday night, the band Riders Connection will mix reggae grooves with organically earthy techno at the #sportsgarage.
Several food trucks with special dishes from the region and a beach bar in the heart of the event will fulfill all culinary wishes.
The sportsgarage of the title sponsor Mercedes offers space for the sporty exchange and tips as well as information around their vans. The highlight of this year are the new V-Class and the new Marco Polo. Visitors can discover the redesigned front design, learn about the new features and test the new generation in a test drive. Mercedes-Benz is also offering a “facelift” to the festival visitors at the #sportsgarage: a professional stylist will give visitors a new chic festival look.