Historically, surfers have been considered a fringe group with lower than average education, income and socio-economic impact. In a 2011 study of over 5000 U.S. surfers polled by Surfrider Foundation, results suggest that these historical anecdotes shall remain a relic of the past and that surfers have a substantially larger impact on the regional economics than once projected. The surfer statistics infographic below depicts a few of the key findings from this study.
– The average surfer is 34, owns 4 boards and makes $75K/year. Tweet This
– The average surfer drives 10 miles to surf and spends $40 per session. Tweet This
– U.S. Surfers spend 3.1B on local surf trips each year. Tweet This
Credit: Infographic by: Cassie Byers