PADDLEexpo Trade Show Roundup & Images
The paddle industry was out in force for the 15th edition of Europe’s only specialist paddle sports tradeshow, PADDLEexpo. Brands from SUP, kayaking and canoeing completely filled the hall. The show moved to a slightly bigger hall for this year and all three days saw a steady stream of traffic. Source spent two days visiting the brands on show with SUP products.
Paddleexpo moved to a new hall this year nearer entrance Ost
Inside the new hall
Around the show
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Airboard's Discovery built for 3 people and their luggage for use on the sea
Airboard's Rocket with carbon for stiffness and dolphin nose presented by Carmen Zuercher.
AquaDesign's award winning Bidrop has two chambers for increased paddle efficentcy
AquaDesign's Leesy designed for women.
Aquadesign's Terry Barbier, Inge Waes and Francis Bardot
Aquatec Europe's Robert Schmidt and Antoine Zagari design and manfacture SUP's for brands
BIC's Tough-Tec entry level hardboard, good combination of price and strength
BIC's Wing inflatable, lightweight with stringers
Blue Planet dugout raceboard designed for city racing.
Blue Planet from Hawaii is now distributed in Europe
Blue Planet's Paco Freens with the surf SUP board, which is built broader to cope with winds and currents
Boardwork's Naviagator touring board with ABS shell and EPS core
Boardwork's Rick Karr and Andrew Mencinsky
Boardworks's Rogue Joker is designed specifically for foil boarding
Bote's Corey and Magda Cooper
Bote's Rover paddle board can take an outboard motor so you can travel further
Bote's Traveller inflatable Arrow board for touring, takes many of SUP hardboard accessories that the brand is known for
Bravo 21 available from Jan 2018 comes with dial in pressure gauge
Bravo Pumps Francesca Fossati and Francesco Caramaschi
Bravo's 20 high pressure pump, with integrated lead battery and battery status indicator, works upto 20 psi
Camero's Dominik Kopplmayr with womens 3mm SUP wetsuit
Camero's laminated Dry Deck Pro dry suite comes with neoprene socks
Cee Coach waterproof bluetooth communication system
Choppy water crew handling Bic, Sic and Oxbow
F2 are launching hardboards for 2018
F2's Free inflatable entry level board
Fanatic Falcon Air inflatable raceboard has new tail to increase glide performance.
Fanatic's Diamond Air comes with stringer technology, screw for a windsurf rig and backpack and pump
Fanatics Axel Wallem and Thomas Goesele
Focus Freedom all round flat water touring board with wood veneer construction, only avaiable in Europe.
Focus's Philip Mandeau with the Blue Fin that has the same shape as the board that Mo Freitas won the ISA technical race world championships with
Fusion's rugged waterproof speakers
Hala's Atcha designed specifically for superior white water river performance
Hala's Nass with inflatable carbon technology, bridges the gap between inflatables and hardboards.
Hobie's Michel Corigliano.
Howzit's George and JP
Howzit's neoprene car seat cover comes in 6 colours
Howzit's roll up boardbag takes surfboards of any size
Indiana Totem with graphic from top to bottom
Indiana's Maurus Strobel with the limited edition 16 foot Totem for heavier guys has compression and tension stringers top and bottom.
Indiana's new Carbon Innegra surfboard come with strong graphic and are shaped by Phil Grace
Indiana's new inflatable surfboards, provide an easy travel solution, no more airline dents or high transport costs
Infinity's Black Fish technical race board with punky graphic
Infinity's Christian Relling, Eveline Relling, Mattias Hartrott and Jimmy Lewis's Leonardo
Jimmy Lewis Hovercraft designed specially for SUP foiling
Jimmy Lewis long SUP board designed for nose riding
JP Australia's All Water GT sporty touring board, has features from their open ocean race board but is wider for increased stability.
JP Australia's Outback general purpose board has AST construction for strength and hull is designed to produce a silent glide
JP Australia's Philip Mackenbrock
Level Six offers a full range of SUP clothing including neoprene womens bathing suites
Level Six's Alison Hull with their Yoga board
Lightcorp's Gerd Weisner
Lightcorp's MFTICT uses carbon composite top and bottom to add stiffness.
Lightcorp's Signature hollow raceboard, won the German sprint championships this year
Lokahi demonstrate the toughness of their new polycarbonate, foam and fibreglass board the ACA.
Lokahi's Canoa Pro lightweigh fusion construction and shaped for stabllity in open water
Lokahi's Freddie Kortenhaus and Tobias Hammer
Mistral's junior board comes with smaller pack for the board that children can carry
Mistral's Maurits Huismann and Sports Vibrations Wolfgang Svoboda
Mistral's Vanquish all round board for flat water or open ocean
Naish Quest Alana specifically designed for women and Bossi Güven from the German distributors Kailua Sports
Naish's Glide touring board has new nose and is made of wood both top and bottom to reduce weight
Norden's Andy Wirtz
Norden's school surfboard with colour coding for teaching feet positioning
Norden's touring soft top designed for inland rentals
NSP's Cocomat boards use a coconut husk material top and bottom that gives natural flex, strength and lightness
NSP's Cocomat fibre manufacturing enables the milk from the coconut to be bottled as coconut water and exported
NSP's Element longboard series has completely new shape for 2018 with sharper rails and double concave
NSP's Sander Blauw and Andreas Mencke
Onda Wetsuits Paulo Green
Onda's Shield 3mm for those winter trips
Onda's SUP jacket made from vanteprene, a more flexible and breathable version of neoprene.
Oxbow's Glide is a high end touring board with new graphic and bamboo construction
Oxbow's wind 10.6 can also be used as a windsurf board
Poolstar are launching a new brand Coasto for the premium market
Poolstar's Patrice Barbe, Neal Elbazand Monique Ridder
Poolstar's Super giant inflatable with d rings to tie kayak chairs
Red Paddle booth
Red Paddle red repeater embossed graphic
Red Paddle's most popular board in 10th anniversary burgundy and blue colours
Red Paddle's new embroided logo strap
Red Paddle's Voyager dual person board has space for luggage and two valves so you can share the inflation
Restube's Laura Rosberg and Julia Schroder
Restube's quick release mechanism, which works under tension
Riber's Becky Hunter
Riber's inflatable roof rack uses a number of their SUP technologies to keep your boards safe and strapped down
Riber's latest SUP range uses fused drop stitch technology, has 2 years guarantee and a camera mounting system
RRD's Air Cruiser inflatable has dynamic belt on bottom to increase stiffness
RRD's Jacopo Giusti and Dylan Duffus
RRD's long SUP full carbon board, so extremely light and solid and designed with a spoon for nose riding
SIC's Bayonet lightwind downwind board, with flatter rocker and narrower beam to incease gllding speeds
SIC's Christoph Dworzak
SIC's Rocket ship is an open ocean board that is designed to perform in flat water as well
SIpa's award winning battery operated internal pressurising system takes 5 mins to unravel and fully pressurise the board
SIpa's Domen Sitar
Siren's 3 part paddle extends to 2.5 metres for tall paddlers
Siren's Rubio for women with wooden top layer
Sirens Axel, Marcus, Joeg and Holger
Starboard's Airline has cable from fin box to the nose for greater stiffness and better control of the rocker
Starboard's Airline is patent pending and award winning.
Starboard's Clement Morandière, Florian Bruner and Karl Muller
Starboard's Deluxe technology with double chamber.
StandOut lightweight stretchable race dry suite for more extreme conditions
StandOut specialist SUP longjohn made from Airprene breathable material and below the knees full neoprene
StandOut SUP apparel booth Christian Kotter, Alek Ljutic and Veronika Luczak
STX offer the Evolve 5 piece windsurf sailing rig for their SUP boards.
STX's Guydo Denblanken and Edwin Honsbeck
Weds evening 1 The Annual paddleexpo dinner
Weds evening 2 Everyone at the show is invited
Weds evening 3 Paddleexpo Award ceremony takes place during the dinner, Level Six win the apparel award.
Weds evening 4 AquaDesign win the SUP section
Weds evening 5 Starboard win the Jury Special Prize
Weds evening 6 SIpa win the inflatable section
Weds evening 7 All the winners together
Wild SUP's Indigo range is a completively priced entry point board that comes with bag and paddle
Wild SUP's King Lion made specifically for 2 persons and carries 250 kilos with ease