Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dusseldorf Boat Show

On Saturday January 16 I went with my German friend, who is a sailing instructor at a German Sailing School, to the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Dusseldorf, Germany. This is one of the largest boat shows in the world and definitely the biggest I have ever seen. There were 17 pavilions full of everything you could ever imagine for boating and watersports enthusiasts. This included two pavilions for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and standup paddle boarding.
There were thousands of people in attendance and the boardsports areas were packed. We were there on the first day of the show and I think everyone showed up that day to take advantage of the huge inventory of windsurfing and kiteboarding gear at the big boat show discount prices.
Anyway, here are some photos. Enjoy..... Chuck

Big crowds looking for big discount deals!

Black Sails anyone? They look cool but wonder how long they will last once exposed to sunlight?

50 meter SUP paddling demo pool

Manufacturer Rep explaining board features to the crowd.

Tabou Boards and Tabou Reps talking with potential riders.

Beautiful Starboard 15 stand up paddle board


The "Tabou 3s 76" - Suppossedly a great high wind & gorge board!?

World Famous Kona One adjacent to the Exocet display area