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 worldwide | 23 million |
Longest amount of time spent surfing one wave | 37 minutes |
Average weight of the original design for a surfboard | 100 pounds |
Most money made by a surfer in a single year – Kelly Slater, 2009 | $3 million |
Height of the biggest wave ever recorded | 1740 ft. |
Record number of people surfing tandem on a single board | 47 |
Record number of people to surf the same wave simultaneously | 103 |
Average cost for a bar of surf wax | $1.50 |
Surfing Industry Revenue Statistics | Data |
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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