Surfboard Market by End-user, Product, Distribution Channel, and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

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The surfboard market size is expected to rise by USD 2.72 billion from 2020 to 2025, at a CAGR of 7%.

This surfboard market research report provides valuable insights on the post COVID-19 impact on the market, which will help companies evaluate their business approaches. Furthermore, this report extensively covers market segmentation by product (shortboards, longboards, and others), end-user (recreational users and professional users), distribution channel (specialty stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets, online retail, and others), and geography (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA). The surfboard market report also offers information on several market vendors, including Beachbeat Surfboards, Channel Island Surfboards, Firewire Ltd., Global Surf Industries, Hobie Cat Co., Infinity SUP, NSP Surfboards, Quiksilver Inc., Rusty Surfboards Inc., and XANADU SURF DESIGNS among others.

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Surfboard Market: Key Drivers and Trends

Based on our research output, there has been a negative impact on the market growth during and post COVID-19 era. The increasing popularity of adaptive surfing is notably driving the surfboard market growth, although factors such as the increasing adoption of do-it-yourself (DIY) surfboards may impede market growth. The report entails vital information on the key market drivers and the COVID recovery analysis on the surfboard industry. The data will facilitate efficient decision-making for businesses to navigate through demand uncertainty during the forecast period.

Surfboard Market Driver

One of the key factors driving growth in the surfboard market is the rising educational surfing courses. The ISA is the global governing authority for bodysurfing, surfing, SUP racing and surfing, wake surfing, and other wave-riding activities. The ISA has introduced several educational courses worldwide for the growth and development of surfing. Surf schools have been established near coastlines to encourage and train new surfers. The courses aim to develop knowledge, abilities, and skills of surfers and take a scientific approach to the coaching of surfing.

Surfboard Market Trend

The continuous evolution in designs of surfboards is one of the key trends supporting the surfboard market share growth. Surfboard manufacturers are coming up with surfboards with improved features and many surfing enthusiasts also opt to design their own surfboards. The increasing demand for electric water sports, in particular, electric surfboards, is expected to redefine the surfing industry landscape. The electrical design of surfboards allows the surfers to enjoy surfing in the absence of waves. The superior characteristics of electric surfboards in terms of better torque and higher water propulsion provides the surfers with a superior surfing experience over traditional surfboards.

Surfboard Market Challenge

The increasing adoption of do-it-yourself (DIY) surfboards is major challenge for the surfboard market growth. The ECOBOARD Project launched by Sustainable Surf, a non-profit charity organization, encourages the practice and manufacture of DIY and sustainable surfboards. The project helps surfers and the board-riding community to design, purchase, and ride high-performance, sustainable surfboards. Plastic bottle-made surfboards are cheaper and more affordable when compared with normal surfboards that players offer. The ECOBOARD Project promotes eco-friendly designed surfboards in different schools in Brazil and encourage children to take up surfing.

This surfboard market analysis report provides further information on other upcoming trends and challenges that will have a far-reaching effect on the market growth. Detailed qualitative analysis of trends and challenges will help companies evaluate and develop growth strategies.

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Surfboard Market Scope

Report Coverage


Page number


Base year


Forecast period


Growth momentum & CAGR

Accelerate at a CAGR of 7%

Market growth 2021-2025

USD 2.72 billion

Market structure


YoY growth (%)


Regional analysis

North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA

Performing market contribution

North America at 31%

Key consumer countries

US, Australia, Brazil, France, and UK

Competitive landscape

Leading companies, Competitive strategies, Consumer engagement scope

Companies profiled

Beachbeat Surfboards, Channel Island Surfboards, Firewire Ltd., Global Surf Industries, Hobie Cat Co., Infinity SUP, NSP Surfboards, Quiksilver Inc., Rusty Surfboards Inc., and XANADU SURF DESIGNS

Market Dynamics

Parent market analysis, Market growth inducers and obstacles, Fast-growing and slow-growing segment analysis, COVID 19 impact and future consumer dynamics, Market condition analysis for forecast period

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Parent Market Dynamics

The global surfboard market is a part of the global leisure products market that was valued at USD 513.09 billion in 2020. Our report has captured the competitive dynamics of the parent market that is critical in understanding the growth pattern of the market in focus. Our research report has extensively covered external factors influencing the parent market growth potential in the coming years. The parent market growth influencers such as the rising membership registrations in health and fitness clubs is expected to translate to a rise in the share for the market in focus as well. However, factors such as availability of counterfiet products will pose a threat to the market growth. 

Who are the Major Surfboard Market Vendors?

The report analyzes the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several market vendors, including:


  • Beachbeat Surfboards
  • Channel Island Surfboards
  • Firewire Ltd.
  • Global Surf Industries
  • Hobie Cat Co.
  • Infinity SUP
  • NSP Surfboards
  • Quiksilver Inc.
  • Rusty Surfboards Inc.


The surfboard market is fragmented and the vendors are deploying growth strategies such as competitive pricing and marketing strategies to compete in the market. Major market competitors sell shortboards and longboards, and some also include other types of surfboards. Technavio analysts have conducted a preliminary study that showed that the demand for surfboards has been proliferating. This market research analysis report has extensively covered successful business strategies deployed by the vendors over the past few years. This important insight is essential for making core business decisions and forecast sales.

Product Insights

  • Beachbeat Surfboards - The company provides different types of surfboards, including longboards, mid-length surfboards and shortboards
  • Channel Island Surfboards - The company provides different surfboards, including step up, step down, hybrid and others
  • Firewire Ltd - The company provides surfboards which are segmented as performace, Groveler, Everyday, Crossover, Step Up, Longboards, and Kiteboards. The company uses different technologies in the boards and technologies are Helium, TimberTEK, Linear Flex and Kiteboard

To make the most of the opportunities and recover from post COVID-19 impact, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments. The surfboard market forecast report for insights on complete key vendor profiles. The profiles include information on the production, sustainability, and prospects of the leading companies.

Surfboard Market Value Chain Analysis

Our report provides extensive information on the value chain analysis for the surfboard market, which vendors can leverage to gain competitive advantage during the forecast period. The end-to-end understanding of the value chains is essential in profit margin optimization and evaluation of business strategies. The data available in our value chain analysis segment can help vendors drive costs and enhance customer services during the forecast period.

The value chain of leisure products includes the following components:

  • Inputs
  • Inbound logistics
  • Operations
  • Design
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing/assembly
  • Testing and packaging
  • Outbound logistics
  • Marketing and sales
  • Service

The report has further elucidtated on other innovative approaches being followed by manufacturers to ensure a sustainable market presence.

Which are the Key Regions for Surfboard Market?

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31% of the market’s growth will originate from North America during the forecast period. The US is the key market for surfboard market in North America owing to the popularity of different water sports, including surfing in the country.  The flourishing surfboard market in the country can be attributed to the growth of its inbound tourism.  Market growth in this region will be faster than the growth of the market in Europe, South America, and MEA.

The rising number of surfing championships and the growing number of people that can afford to participate in outdoor recreational activities will facilitate the surfboard market growth in North America over the forecast period. More than half a million people in the region are considered to surf at least once a year, and over one million people surf at least eight times a year. This surfboard market report will help in garnering further competitive intelligence and regional opportunities in store for vendors.

COVID Recovery Analysis

In North America, various states, countries, and municipalities were facing unprecedented challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, seven states in the US have re-opened beaches with specific state-level guidance after lifting the COVID-19-induced lockdowns in the third quarter of 2020. Therefore, the surfboard market in the region is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. The surfboard maret report has further insights to estimate COVID recovery rate in all the regions. 

What are the Revenue-generating Product Segments in the Surfboard Market?

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The surfboard market share growth by the shortboards segment will be significant during the forecast period. Shortboards are designed especially for advanced level surfers. They are five to seven feet long and 18 to 22 inches wide. Shortboards are used when the waves are fast, steep, and powerful, which require fast and maneuverable surfboards such as shortboards. The US (especially in Hawaii), Brazil, Australia, France, and England are some of the countries where shortboards are used mostly by professional surfers. However, since shortboards are lightweight, they have a lower lifespan than other surfboards.

The report entails actionable market insights on post COVID-19 impact on each segment and accurate prediction of the contribution of all the segments to the growth of the surfboard market size.

What are the Key Factors Covered in this Surfboard Market Report?

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2021-2025
  • Detailed information on factors that will drive surfboard market growth during the next five years
  • Precise estimation of the surfboard market size and its contribution to the parent market
  • Accurate predictions on upcoming trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • The growth of the surfboard industry across North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA
  • A thorough analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information on vendors
  • Comprehensive details of factors that will challenge the growth of surfboard market vendors

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1. Executive Summary                           

2. Market Landscape                             

                2.1 Market ecosystem             

                Exhibit 01:  Parent market        

                2.2 Market Characteristics      

                Exhibit 02:  Market Characteristics        

                2.3 Value chain analysis           

                Exhibit 03:  Leisure Products    

                                2.3.1 Inputs 

                                2.3.2 Inbound logistics

                                2.3.3 Operations

                                2.3.4 Outbound logistics

                                2.3.5 Marketing and sales 

                                2.3.6 Service 

                                2.3.7 Support activities

                                2.3.8 Innovations

3. Market Sizing                       

                3.1 Market definition

                Exhibit 04:  Offerings of vendors included in the market definition          

                3.2 Market segment analysis 

                Exhibit 05:  Market segments  

                3.3 Market size 2020 

                3.4 Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 - 2025 

                Exhibit 06:  Global - Market size and forecast 2020 - 2025 ($ million)      

                Exhibit 07:  Global market: Year-over-year growth 2020 - 2025 (%)         

4. Five Forces Analysis                          

                4.1 Five Forces Summary        

                Exhibit 08: Five forces analysis 2020 & 2025       

                4.2 Bargaining power of buyers           

                4.3 Bargaining power of suppliers       

                4.4 Threat of new entrants    

                4.5 Threat of substitutes         

                4.6 Threat of rivalry   

                4.7 Market condition

                Market condition - Five forces 2020       

5. Market Segmentation by Product               

                The segments covered in this chapter are:       

  • Shortboards           
  • Longboards             
  • Others      

The segments that will exhibit a growth rate faster than that of the overall market have been termed as fast-growing segments, and those that will lag behind the overall market have been termed as slow-growing segments.          

                5.1 Market segments

                Exhibit 15: Product - Market share 2020-2025 (%)          

                5.2 Comparison by Product    

                Exhibit 16: ​Comparison by Product​        

                5.3 ​Shortboards - Market size and forecast 2020-2025

                Exhibit 17: ​Shortboards - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)​             

                5.3.1 Fish boards           

                5.3.2 Funboards            

                5.3.3 Gun boards          

                Exhibit 18: ​Shortboards - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)

                5.4 Longboards  - Market size and forecast 2020-2025

                Exhibit 19: ​Longboards - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)​               

                5.4.1 Classic longboards             

                5.4.2 Modern longboard           

                Exhibit 20: Longboards - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)

                5.5 Others - Market size and forecast 2020-2025           

                Exhibit 21: Others - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)         

                5.5.1 Foamboards        

                5.5.2 Bodyboards         

                5.5.3 Hybrid boards     

                Exhibit 22:  Others - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)         

                5.6 Market opportunity by Product    

                Exhibit 23: ​Market opportunity by Product        

6. Market Segmentation by End-user                             

                6.1 Market segments

                The segments covered in this chapter are:       

  • Recreational users
  • Professional users 

The segments that will exhibit a growth rate faster than that of the overall market have been termed as fast-growing segments, and those that will lag behind the overall market have been termed as slow-growing segments.          

                Exhibit 24: End user - Market share 2020-2025 (%)        

                6.2 Comparison by End-user  

                Exhibit 25: ​Exhibit 25:  Comparison by End-user            

                6.3 Recreational users - Market size and forecast 2020-2025    

                ​Exhibit 26:  Recreational users - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)

                ​Exhibit 27: Recreational users - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)   

                6.4 ​Professional users - Market size and forecast 2020-2025     

                Exhibit 28: Professional users - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)  

                Exhibit 29: Professional users - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)  

                6.5 Market opportunity by End-user  

                Exhibit 30:   Market opportunity by End-user   

7. Market Segmentation by Distribution channel                     

                7.1 Market segments

                The segments covered in this chapter are:       

  • Specialty stores     
  • Hypermarkets and supermarkets  
  • Online retail            
  • Others      

                Exhibit 31: ​Distribution channel - Market share 2020-2025 (%) 

                7.2 Comparison by Distribution channel           

                Exhibit 32: Comparison by Distribution channel

                7.3 Specialty stores - Market size and forecast 2020-2025          

                Exhibit 33:  Specialty stores - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)      

                Exhibit 34:  Specialty stores - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)       

                7.4 Hypermarkets and supermarkets - Market size and forecast 2020-2025       

Exhibit 35:  Hypermarkets and supermarkets - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)    

                Exhibit 36:  Hypermarkets and supermarkets - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)     

                7.5 Online retail - Market size and forecast 2020-2025                

                Exhibit 37:  Online retail - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)            

                Exhibit 38:  Online retail - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)              

                7.6 Others - Market size and forecast 2020-2025           

                Exhibit 39:  Others - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)       

                Exhibit 40:  Others - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)         

                7.7 Market opportunity by Distribution channel            

                Exhibit 41: Market opportunity by Distribution channel

8. Customer landscape                         

Technavio’s customer landscape matrix comparing Drivers or price sensitivity, Adoption lifecycle, importance in customer price basket, Adoption rate and Key purchase criteria     

                Exhibit 42: ​Customer landscape​              

9. Geographic Landscape                     

                9.1 Geographic segmentation

                ​​The regions covered in the report are:              

  • North America       
  • Europe      
  • APAC         
  • South America       
  • MEA           

The market has been categorized into fast-growing and slow-growing geographies. The fast-growing geographies are those that will grow faster than the global market during 2019-2024.      

                Exhibit 43:  Market share by geography 2020-2025 (%)

                9.2 Geographic comparison   

                Exhibit 44:  Geographic comparison      

                9.3 North America - Market size and forecast 2020-2025           

                Exhibit 45:  North America - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)        

                Exhibit 46:  North America - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)         

                9.4 Europe - Market size and forecast 2020-2025          

                Exhibit 47:  Europe - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)       

                Exhibit 48:  Europe - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)        

                9.5 APAC - Market size and forecast 2020-2025              

                Exhibit 49:  APAC - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)          

                Exhibit 50:  APAC - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)           

                9.6 South America - Market size and forecast 2020-2025           

                Exhibit 51:  South America - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)        

                Exhibit 52:  South America - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)         

                9.7 MEA - Market size and forecast 2020-2025               

                Exhibit 53:  MEA - Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ million)            

                Exhibit 54:  MEA - Year-over-year growth 2020-2025 (%)             

                9.8 Key leading countries        

                Exhibit 55:  Key leading countries          

                9.9 Market opportunity by geography

                Exhibit 56:  Market opportunity by geography ($ million)             

10. Drivers, Challenges, and Trends                

                10.1 Market drivers   

                10.1.1 Rising educational surfing courses           

                10.1.2 Increasing popularity of adaptive surfing              

                10.1.3 Introduction of surfing contests

                10.2 Market challenges           

                10.2.1 Increasing adoption of do-it-yourself (DIY) surfboards    

10.2.2 Adverse impact of surf tourism and surfboard manufacturing processes on environment

                10.2.3 Accidental collisions and falls resulting in fatal injuries    

                Exhibit 57:  Impact of drivers and challenges     

                10.3 Market trends   

                10.3.1 Continuous evolution in designs of surfboards    

                10.3.2 Rising women participation in water sports activities       

                10.3.3 Shifting consumer preference to recreational outdoor fitness activities   

11. Vendor Landscape                           

                11.1 Competitive scenario      

                11.2 Vendor landscape            

                Exhibit 58: Vendor landscape  

                11.3 Landscape disruption      

The potential for the disruption of the market landscape was moderate in 2020, and its threat is expected to remain unchanged by 2025.               

                Exhibit 59: ​Landscape disruption​            

                11.4 Industry risks      

                Exhibit 60: Industry risks            

12. Vendor Analysis               

                12.1 Vendors covered              

                Exhibit 61: Vendors covered    

                12.2 Market positioning of vendors    

                Exhibit 62: ​Market positioning of vendors​          

                12.3 Beachbeat Surfboards    

                Exhibit 63:  Beachbeat Surfboards - Overview  

                Exhibit 64:  Beachbeat Surfboards - Product and service              

                Exhibit 65:  Beachbeat Surfboards - Key offerings           

                12.4 Channel Island Surfboards            

                Exhibit 66:  Channel Island Surfboards - Overview          

                Exhibit 67:  Channel Island Surfboards - Product and service      

                Exhibit 68:  Channel Island Surfboards - Key offerings   

                12.5 Firewire Ltd.       

                Exhibit 69:  Firewire Ltd. - Overview     

                Exhibit 70:  Firewire Ltd. - Product and service 

                Exhibit 71:  Firewire Ltd. - Key offerings              

                12.6 Global Surf Industries     

                Exhibit 72:  Global Surf Industries - Overview   

                Exhibit 73:  Global Surf Industries - Product and service

                Exhibit 74:  Global Surf Industries - Key offerings            

                12.7 Hobie Cat Co.     

                Exhibit 75:  Hobie Cat Co. - Overview   

                Exhibit 76:  Hobie Cat Co. - Product and service

                Exhibit 77:  Hobie Cat Co. - Key offerings            

                12.8 Infinity SUP         

                Exhibit 78:  Infinity SUP - Overview       

                Exhibit 79:  Infinity SUP - Product and service   

                Exhibit 80:  Infinity SUP - Key offerings

                12.9 NSP Surfboards 

                Exhibit 81:  NSP Surfboards - Overview

                Exhibit 82:  NSP Surfboards - Product and service           

                Exhibit 83: NSP Surfboard – Organizational developments         

                Exhibit 84:  NSP Surfboards - Key offerings        

                12.10 Quiksilver Inc.  

                Exhibit 85:  Quiksilver Inc. - Overview  

                Exhibit 86:  Quiksilver Inc. - Product and service              

                Exhibit 87:  Quiksilver Inc. - Key offerings           

                12.11 Rusty Surfboards Inc.   

                Exhibit 88:  Rusty Surfboards Inc. - Overview    

                Exhibit 89:  Rusty Surfboards Inc. - Product and service

                Exhibit 90:  Rusty Surfboards Inc. - Key offerings             

                12.12 XANADU SURF DESIGNS              

                Exhibit 91:  XANADU SURF DESIGNS - Overview

                Exhibit 92:  XANADU SURF DESIGNS - Product and service           

                Exhibit 93:  XANADU SURF DESIGNS - Key offerings       

13. Appendix                            

                13.1 Scope of the report         

                13.1.1 ​​​​Market definition            

                13.1.2 ​​​​Objectives          

                13.1.3 ​​​​Notes and caveats           

                13.2 Currency conversion rates for US$            

                Exhibit 94: ​Currency conversion rates for US$​   

                13.3 Research Methodology 

                Exhibit 95: ​Research Methodology        

                Exhibit 96: ​​Validation techniques employed for market sizing​    

                Exhibit 97: ​​Information sources              

                13.4 List of abbreviations        

                Exhibit 98: List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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The surfboard market growth will increase by $2745.40 million during 2019-2024.
The surfboard market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.47% during 2019-2024.
Technavio has segmented the surfboard market by product (Shortboards, Longboards, and Others) ,distribution channel (Specialty stores, Department stores, hypermarkets, and supermarkets, Online retail, and Others) , and geographic (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA).
Beachbeat Surfboards, Channel Island Surfboards, Firewire Surfboards LLC, Global Surf Industries, Hobie Cat Company, INFINITY SURF, NSP Surfboard, Quiksilver Inc., Rusty Surfboard, Xanadu Surfboards are a few of the key vendors in the surfboard market.
North America will register the highest growth rate of 30.85% among the other regions. Therefore, the surfboard market in North America is expected to garner significant business opportunities for the vendors during the forecast period.
  • US
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • UK
The key factors driving the surfboard market growth are:
  • Introduction of surfing contests
  • Continuous evolution in designs of surfboards
The surfboard market vendors should focus on grabbing business opportunities from the shortboards segment as it accounted for the largest market share in the base year.
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