Surfing Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: International Surfing Association, Boardtrac, All About Surfboards, Ezine Articles
Date Verified: 2.19.2014
Surfing Statistics
Estimate population of American surfers (surf at least once a year)1,736,000
Estimate number of surfers worldwide23 million
Longest amount of time spent surfing one wave37 minutes
Average weight of the original design for a surfboard100 pounds
Most money made by a surfer in a single year – Kelly Slater, 2009$3 million
Height of the biggest wave ever recorded1740 ft.
Record number of people surfing tandem on a single board47
Record number of people to surf the same wave simultaneously103
Average cost for a bar of surf wax$1.50
Surfing Industry Revenue StatisticsData
Annual Surfing industry revenue$7.29 billion
Annual hard good sales (surfboards, skateboards, and accessories)$1.56 billion
Annual surfing Wetsuit sales$119.4 million
Annual surf Footwear sales$1.6 billion
Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) annual sales$18.5 million

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