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Surf Economics

SURF SURFRIDER FOUNDATION MILLION FEMALE 62% 3.3 COLLEGE DEGREE OR ABOVE SEX EDUCATION Total # of Surfers in the U.S. ECONOMICS 90% MALE 38% HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOHA OR BELOW Median Age 108 3I of a Surfer Despite the large and growing number of surfers using the coasts around the U.S. and the globe, surprisingly little is known about surfers. This important group of coastal us- ers visit the beach year round, fully immerse themselves in the ocean each visit, and alsO support the economic well being of local beach communities by spending money on surf-re- lated trips. Sadly, surfers often suffer from a hackneyed stereotype of a lazy, unemployed and uneducated group, which can reduce their credibility when advocating for coastal protection. We teamed up with Matt Walker to found Surf-First and conduct a survey of YEARS in the U.S. Ч Median # Surf Sessions per Surfer per Year THOUSAND Median # of Boards Owned per Surfer Median Annual Income YEARS Esu 6-30 10:58s0 Ht $40 Median Years of Surfing Experience HOURS 10 surfers around the U.S. to better understand who they are, what their recreational patterns are, and to get a sense of their economic in- put to local communities they visit to surf. The following results are based on the responses from over 5,000 surfers from throughout the US. This is the largest survey of surfers that MILES Median Distance Median Time Spent in a Single Surf Session Median Expenditure per Surf Traveled BILLI ON per Surf 1.9- 3.1 we are aware of. You can learn more about this effort and read the full report here. SURFRIDER Session FOUNDATION Note: This surfer survey was designed and conducted as an opt-in Internet-based survey. This is a non-probabilistic Expenditures Associated with Local Surf Trips per Year method of data collection and is not random so the results cannot be extrapolated to the larger surfing population.

Surf Economics

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Although the popularity of surfing is continuously increasing, people generally know very little about surfers and have a stereotype that they're stupid and lazy. This infographic provides information...


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