At both boot weekends, the stars of the surf and paddle scene put on a spectacular show on the wave in Hall 8a. The boot visitors who had booked the hotly contested spots on THE WAVE also got the audience on their feet. For every ride that lasted over ten seconds, the audience broke into spontaneous rounds of applause. For professionals, the rides are limited to a maximum of 30 seconds. The riders have to show all their tricks in this time, then the next rider takes their spot on the infinity wave.