The boot Düsseldorf is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an impressive star parade from the 19th till the 27th of January.

Sarah-Quita Offringa and Robby Naish opened the world’s largest water sports fair on the evening of 18th January during a gala event in Düsseldorf’s city center.

Sarah Quita Offringa + Janina Zeitler

The surfing legends Robby Naish (23 world championship titles) and Björn Dunkerbeck (42 world championship titles) will meet her at the boot in Düsseldorf. Including the collections of Vincent Langer (3 world championship titles) and Gunnar Asmussen (1 world championship title), there will at least be 84 world championship titles represented at the boat show:

Foiling, Fitness, and Tow-In are going to be the leading topics at the 50th boot!

Major brands and some of the finest newcomers will present their new products and innovations on 13,000 square meters. From new sails, race, wave and freestyle boards to the latest foiling equipment: Here you’ll find everything accelerating surfer heartbeats.
Between THE WAVE made by citywave® and the 1.400 square meters shallow basin, FANATIC, GUNSAILS, ION, POINT7, S2 Maui, MISTRAL, SEVERNE, MORPHO and many more manufacturers will show how windsurfing will develop in the coming years. Of course, we will also inspire you with a lot of action. You can watch the cool moves of the freestylers during their Tow-in Windsurf Show in the 65 meters long pool.


Perfectly prepared!
Know-how and fitness are the nuts and bolts of windsurfing. That’s why you’ll get first-hand information and tips from professionals. You will also be able to get going with our new fitness program for the upcoming season. And just so that your inner balance does not come too short, you can then directly move on with some SUP yoga on our basin. All you need are a towel and your swim gear. We’ll happily provide you with a wet suit. Of course, you can also try THE WAVE again. Please register in advance so that we can get as many surfers a chance as possible. Where to book your slot and how long you can enjoy THE WAVE? Find all the relevant information here:!

„Talk shop“ with the Pros!
Once the fitness is taken care of, the more relaxed part is waiting for you. A brief talk to Björn Dunkerbeck or Robby Naish and the other stars might seem just right to enrich an interesting fair visit. All of them are not only approachable on stage but happy to continue the conversations before or after at the exhibition stands of their sponsors.

Thrilling Action on January 26 and 29 in early 2019!
On the second boot weekend, Stand-up paddlers and Watermen will move into the spotlight. On that occasion, you can meet Airton Cozzolino, Zane Schweitzer, Paulina Herpel and many more SUP stars. They will prove their skills in competitions like the 3rd SUP Wave Masters, the 7th Short Track Masters or the Foiling Show Contest. In total, there is prize money of 7000 Euro up for grabs. To find out who participates in the various competitions and when they start, check out here:

Shopping and Relaxing
Anything else missing? Sure, the right equipment for the new season! In Hall 8 you will find many shops where you can make real bargains. A shopping spree is worthwhile here as well as in Hall 12. There you will find the right outfits for the upcoming season in the „Beach Life Zone“. From 17 o’clock we will turn the music a little louder, so you can end the day with a delicious cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere and great company.

1,923 exhibitors from 68 countries came on board in 2018 boot is spread over 220,000 square meters over 16 trade fair halls 247,000 visitors came to Düsseldorf from 102 countries Over 2,000 journalists reported live from boot, the biggest watersports trade fair in the world. 110,000 people experienced the surf sensation THE WAVE and 1,500 surfers dared to ride it themselves, experiencing the standing wave at its full 1.50 m height and 9 m breadth.

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 19 to 27 January 2019. That means that the entire market will be here in Düsseldorf and invites visitors to join on an exciting journey through the whole world of watersports in 16 exhibition halls spread across 220,000 square meters for nine days of the trade fair. There’s something for every watersports fan and athlete at boot; the offers run the full range: boats and yachts, motors and motor technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes/kayaks/rowing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, skimboarding, jet skis, diving, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports centers, beach resorts and charter trips. The trade fair will be open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Tickets will be available to order online at from September on; they can be printed out easily at home and also be used for free travel to and from the venue with the VRR (Rhein-Ruhr Transport Association).