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6 Surf Brand Success Stories [2023]

6 Surf Brand Success Stories [2023]
Start A Surf Brand

Tropical islands feature amazing beaches with calm waters and are great for surfing. The fantastic weather and calm waters make the beaches within the tropical islands an attractive destination for surfers.

Therefore, starting a surf brand in the tropical islands can be a profitable business. Alternatives include surfing lessons, surfing boards, and surfing accessories.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a surf brand:

1. Thurso Surf ($1.2M/year)

Shenglong You (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Thurso Surf almost 7 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / employees

Case Study

I'm Shenglong You, one of the co-founders of Thurso Surf. We make award-winning stand-up paddleboards packages with best-in-class accessories to make every step of your journey to the water easier than ever so you can focus on having fun out there.

Since 2018 when we launched thursosurf.com we have grown rapidly and earned a name as one of the best SUP brands in the highly competitive mid-range market. We've sold thousands of boards in dozens of countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, and the EU. We’ve been named one of the top blogs in the SUP sector and we've seen traffic increase 16X since our first year in operation with sales not far behind. We're still in rapid growth mode and don't plan on slowing down!


2. Surfline

The most accurate and trusted surf reports, forecasts and coastal weather. Surfers from around the world choose Surfline for dependable and up to date surfing forecasts and high quality surf content, live surf cams and features.

  • Website traffic: 4.32M/month
  • Business rank: #4.77K

Check out their full website ➜

Learn more about starting a surf brand:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a surf brand?
-> Pros and cons of a surf brand

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established surf brand
-> Marketing ideas for a surf brand

Other resources

4. Magic Sea Weed

Surf Reports, Surf Forecasts, Web Cams and Surfing Photos for Spots around the Globe.

  • Website traffic: 9.04M/month
  • Business rank: #13.5K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Surfdome

Over 300 Surf, Snow, Skate and Outdoor brands with FREE DELIVERY* available on clothing, footwear, accessories & equipment.

  • Website traffic: 1.34M/month
  • Business rank: #19.5K

Check out their full website ➜

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