Experience THE WAVE:
The first deep-water wave at a watersports trade fair!

THE WAVE. The new highlight at the boot Düsseldorf.

Welcome to THE WAVE, the first deep-water wave at a watersports fair. Surfing in the middle of winter? No problem! boot Düsseldorf brings a genuine stationary wave to Hall 2. Admire the stars at the boot Düsseldorf WAVE Masters or get wet yourself!

Get surfing in your slot

Sign in at THE WAVE in hall 2 between 10 - 11 o’ clock in the morning every day during the boot Düsseldorf from 21 to 29 of January and book a slot.

We still have a few slots left in all skill levels every day.

Watch and be amazed!

Come to see the world's first Indoor WAVE SUP Contest on 21 and 22 January 2017 or cheer on Europe's surfing elite on the second weekend of the fair (28 and 29 January) when 5,000 euros are up for grabs at the boot Düsseldorf WAVE Masters.

Prosurfer & Contest

Win the best GoPro of all time with #THEWAVEstories!

The Messe Düsseldorf is now looking to reward your best video clips of THE WAVE at the boot Düsseldorf 2017, tagged with the #THEWAVEstories hashtag, with the king of action cameras: a GoPro HERO5 Black.


It doesn’t matter whether you’re surfing the unique 1.50 m high deep-water wave yourself, are enthralled by the performance of Europe’s surfing elite or are capturing amazing moments at THE WAVE - any trade fair visitor that makes a video involving the permanent standing wave at the world’s biggest watersports trade fair could be a winner.

Just post your video using the hashtag #THEWAVEstories on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and you’ll automatically be entered into the prize draw for the action camera that’s setting new benchmarks in the industry. Whether it’s on land or 10 metres underwater, wherever you are you can share your wildest outdoor adventures at an ultra sharp 4k resolution thanks to the GoPro HERO5 Black.

So get involved, and with a bit of luck your adventures will go down in history thanks to the GoPro HERO5 Black!

Terms and conditions

Finding out more
and chilling out in the Surfers’ Village

The Surfers’ Village in Hall 2 is the place to discover all wave SUP and surfing products. Get professional information and advice from the manufacturers. Satisfy your creature comforts in the South Sea flair of the Surfers’ Village. After that, you can go shopping in the south section of Hall 2: This is where cool board-sports products await you!

boot Düsseldorf – experience 360° watersports!

The boot Düsseldorf trade fair is the largest boat and watersports show in the world and has absolutely everything on offer – from fishing hooks to super yachts. Around 1,800 exhibitors from more than 60 countries will again be presenting the latest products, trends and innovations from the world of watersports on an area of 220,000 square metres from 21 to 29 January 2017.

Admission tickets may be booked online at www.boot.de from the middle of November.

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What events will be taking place on THE WAVE?

20 - 22 January 2017 boot Düsseldorf SUP Wave Masters
27 - 29 January 2017 boot Düsseldorf Wave Masters

Prosurfer & Contest

When and where can I experience THE WAVE?

THE WAVE is going to be set up in Hall 2 for the entire duration of the fair (21 - 29 January 2017).
There will be all kinds of action there every day from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Do I need to buy an admission ticket for THE WAVE?

No, THE WAVE is entirely free but you do need an admission ticket to the trade fair. You will be able to get tickets at the lowest prices online here.

When can I join in?

THE WAVE will be available to all visitors outside the contest periods. THE WAVE will be reserved for school classes on weekday mornings. 

You haven’t booked a slot on THE WAVE yet?

Then sign in at THE WAVE in hall 2 between 10 - 11 o’ clock in the morning every day during the boot Düsseldorf from 21 to 29 of January and book a slot. We still have a few slots left in all skill levels every day.

How long does a slot last?

Slots last for exactly 45 minutes, so there is enough time to do a lot of surfing. There will be 12 surfers taking turns during each slot on THE WAVE. So you'll have the wave all to yourself until you fall into the water or you are unable to continue, then the next person in line gets to surf.

I don't want to get into the water. Can I still join in?

Yes, you can join in as a spectator! Just turn up and enjoy the show. There are comfortable seats to chill out and admire the action on THE WAVE.

When can I watch the professional contests?

There will be several rounds and therefore sufficient opportunity to see the best surfers on the scene do what they do best. The details can be found here.

Will I need my own equipment?

No, we have got everything you will need at the venue, so you can enjoy the wave without a lot of effort.

Will I need special clothing?

Just bring your swimming gear and a towel with you.

Will there be changing rooms for visitors at the fair?

Yes, they will be located right next to reception at THE WAVE.

I have never been on a surfboard, can I really join in?

Yes, of course! The wave is also suitable for beginners. Just book an appropriate slot here. The wave will then be smaller and slower and there will be a bar that you will be able to hold on to. With the proper instruction, you'll be riding the wave freehand in no time at all.

Is THE WAVE suitable for children?

Yes, THE WAVE is always great fun for children. Children from the age of eight may join in. Helmets are required up to the age of 12, we can also provide these. The waves' speed and size are adjustable.