Surf Expo: the world of surfing is here

Surfing trade shows, fairs, and expos are the best places to find the future of extreme sports and wave riding.

From the USA to Tokyo, there are great surf expos for manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.

The future of surfboards, fins, leashes, wax, wetsuits, harnesses, sails, kites, surf cameras, surf watches, traction pads, surf apparel, and general surf gear are always showcased in the surf trade shows before hitting the market.

In many cases, these action sports expos gather several outdoor activities, such as surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, bodyboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, skimming, skateboarding, skiing, yachting, swimming, etc.

The latest products of the surf industry are featured in large fairs that may be open to the general public or closed to professionals.

Catalogs and brochures are freely available, and live demos and clinics take place.

Surf Expo is the largest trade show in the surf industry, and it has been held in Orlando, Florida, since 1976.

Up to 12,000 attendees, including retailers, exhibitors, and media, show up at Surf Expo, a professionals-only fair.

The Boardroom, held in Del Mar, is aimed at surfboard shapers, laminators, sanders, foam chemists, fin gurus, ding kings, and CAD designers.

Discover the latest trends in surfboard shaping, find classic, vintage sticks, and learn how to shape a surfboard.

The Action Expo takes place in Northfield, USA. The trade event brings together manufacturers, retailers, marketers, and young action sports fans.

With over 300 exhibiting brands and 600 retail buyers, it's the largest surf expo in the Northeast USA.

Boot Düsseldorf is one of Europe's most important water sports trade shows.

The German fair attracts more than 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries. Windsurfers, wakeboarders, and skimboarders have special corners for their gear and goods.

The National Watersports Festival at Hayling Island, UK, offers a large exhibition opportunity for the growing windsurf industry.

More than 30 brands - from retailers to manufacturers - get the chance to showcase their latest products and innovations.

The Beach & Boat, in the German city of Leipzig, targets the water sports market, and it is the ideal presentation platform for vendors.

Expect loads of surfing, kitesurfing, and wakeboarding equipment.

In the heart of Japan, Agenda Tokyo is one of Asia's most relevant action sports expos.

Many world surf industry brands present their products to retailers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, exporters, and enthusiasts.

ABF Expo (Germany), Extreme Sports Expo (Australia), Boat Brno (Czech Republic), Nauticampo (Portugal), Adventure & Extreme Expo (Bulgaria), Austin Boat Show (USA), and the London Boat Show (UK) also deserve a visit from all boardsports enthusiasts.

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