Frequent question: How many surfers are there in the US?

How big is the surfing market?

Surfing market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.2 Billion in the year 2021.

Which country surfs the most?

As many will have guessed, Hawaii is the worlds number 1 surf nation (although Hawaii is technically part of the USA, the WSL recognises it as its own sovereign surfing nation). Home of the sport and the winner of the Men’s Championship Tour 2017, the nation was represented by 7 surfers during the 11 events.

What percentage of the world population surfs?

1. In the US, about 1.73 million people go surfing annually (at least once). Moreover, the figure represents 5% of the world’s total surfer population, which is about 23 million people, as per the estimates. Besides, $7.3 billion is the average annual income produced by the world’s surfing industry.

What percentage of surfers are male?

We find that surfers are male (90%), 34 years old, educated (62% have a Bachelor’s degree or above), and employed full-‐time earning $75,000 per year.

How many surfers get attacked by sharks?

In 2016 58% of attacks were on surfers. Despite these reports, however, the actual number of fatal shark attacks worldwide remains uncertain.


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Region Hawaii
Total attacks 137
Fatal attacks 11
Last fatality 2019

Is the surf industry growing?

Mr Curtain said he triple checked figures for May from stores across Australia showing sales of surfboards in the seven-to-nine-feet category skyrocketed by 3,665 per cent, compared with the same period last year. In June, the growth for that category returned to a more modest 116 per cent growth year on year.

Is surfing a growing sport?

Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports

Growing exponentially at 12% per year, the current surfing population is estimated at approximately 23 million participants.

Where do most pro surfers come from?

It is unsurprising that most professional surfers hail from Hawaii, the birthplace of modern surfing. The archipelago is home to pro surfers such as Carissa Moore and John John Florence. The sport is a huge part of Hawaiian culture and is home to some of the biggest and best waves on the planet.

Who is the number 1 surfer in the world?

2021 Men’s Championship Tour

Rank Name
1 Gabriel Medina Brazil
2 Italo Ferreira Brazil
3 Filipe Toledo Brazil