As surfing becomes more and more mainstream, the athletes are enjoying the benefits in terms of financial upgrades. We’re nowhere near the salaries of the NFL, but we are making headway in assuring that our sport’s practitioners are appropriately compensated. And these days, a surfer doesn’t even have to compete in order to make a living, due to sponsorship deals.
But for those who do compete in the men’s WSL league, there is an opportunity to take home some serious dough. Let’s take a look at the top 10 surfers currently on tour with the highest career earnings from competition.
(Spoiler alert: The surfer in the number one spot is bald)
10. John John Florence $1,023,800
9. Bede Durbridge $1,213,920
8. Julian Wilson $1,260,400
7. Gabriel Medina $1,326,550
6. CJ Hobgood $1,420,620
5. Adriano de Souza $1,538,600
4. Joel Parkinson $1,992,600
3. Taj Burrow $2,182,640
2. Mick Fanning $2,458,620