ISPO is the world’s largest sport fair boasting 8 different halls with each one being the size of a medium scale airport… Amongst the chaos of Action Sports Hall 1:A was a section dedicated solely to cold water surfing. The vibe in this little corner was unlike any other I personally got to see. There was a real sense of community and contageous excitement both within and amongst the various brands. Don’t get me wrong, ISPO as a whole was super positive and incredible to see, but this section had a real genuine feel to it.
Throughout the 5 days, a number of characters came and held talks about either their business or their connection to cold water surfing. It was an honour to be part of it and share my story; from double wetsuits and dish-washing gloves to future products to surfing waves in the Baltic that I never believed but always hoped existed.