Surfing is experiencing a bit of a boom these days. If the endless complaints in the comment sections that crowds suddenly rumbled along with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic are any indication, there are several who do. No matter the fact that the global population itself is squeezing eight billion as we speak, more people surfing could have nothing to do with the logical, inevitable fact that more people also exist. More than any other time in history, in fact. Look it up.
If we push the whip aside, there are a handful of things that are changing in the world that are bringing growth to surfing as an industry. Your local designer probably has evidence that these order cards started running out somewhere around June 2020 and never really slowed down, which is really more likely a sign that those of us who were already surfing have just started dropping a stimulus check here and a stimulus check there on custom boards … worth about $ 3.3 billion dollars in 2027. Yes, with a b.