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Flashback 2017

In line with our Play Now campaign, we wanted to encourage as many visitors as possible to surf the wave on the spur of the moment. The slogan that most people abided by was “just join in”! An unbelievable amount was learned by many visitors, thanks to excellent instruction from the surfing teachers. After just a few minutes, most participants could stand up on the wave and were able to ride the wave in January, in the heart of Düsseldorf, in the middle of winter.

More then 1.500 Surfer on THE WAVE at 2017!

Düsseldorf to welcome the surfing elite!

On the first weekend of the run of the trade fair, the wave really rocked the boot. International Stand Up Paddleboard professional athletes put on a spectacular show for the visitors with the SUP Wave Masters. Fiona Wylde (USA) and Airton Cozzolino (Cape Verde Islands) won the titles after fierce competition in the heats. On the second weekend, THE WAVE really got down to business. Renowned surfers delved deep to distinguish themselves and impress the jury. Supported by hundreds of visitors, the reigning European champion Janina Zeitler won out against Rosina Neuerer. Both women hail from Munich. In the men’s competition, Simon Bitterlich was victorious over Lenny Weinhold, a 15-year old up-and-coming talent.

SUP Wave Masters (women)

1. Fiona Wylde

2. Bowien van der Linden

3. Paulina Herpel

SUP Wave Masters (men)

1. Airton Cozzolino

2. Zane Schweitzer

3. Carsten Kurmis

Wave Masters (women)

1. Janina Zeitler

2. Rosina Neuerer

3. Mareen Scholz

Wave Masters (men)

1. Simon Bitterlich

2. Lenny Weinhold

3. Moritz Wieneke