November 22

Surfing Affiliate Program Mega List [2022 Update]

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If you run a surf school, you’re a surf influencer or surf media outlet, chances are you’re looking for a way to leverage your existing audience.

If so, you’re in the right place.

In this article you’re going to learn:

  • What affiliate marketing is - and why you should be doing it
  • What types of products work best in the surf niche.
  • And most importantly, where to find the best surfing affiliate programs too.

By the end of this article you'll have all the tools you need to create a new income pipeline for your business, one that you never thought possible before.

With no financial outlay, and little to no physical effort on your part.

Sound good?

Keep reading for more.


WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?

In a nutshell affiliate marketing is a way to earn a commission by promoting other people's products.

They create the product, handle shipping, customer support, returns, etc. 

And you get paid to promote it (when you make a sale).

Affiliate software tracks any traffic and sales that you generate by promoting the products, and pays you money.


WHAT TYPES OF AFFILIATE PRODUCTS WORK BEST IN THE SURFING NICHE?

Far and away the best type of affiliate products to promote are digital based.

Why?

Well, the commissions are WAY higher (oftentimes upwards of 50% for the good ones), and they're global - meaning they can be sold to anyone around the world.

Compare that to a physical product that only ships within a certain country and you can see why digital products are the go-to for most people.

But, having said that, the digital product options in the surfing niche are slim to say the least, however (as you’re about to see), if you know where to look there are some hidden gems…


BEST AFFILIATE PRODUCTS FOR SURFING

Like I mentioned above, digital affiliate products work best in the surfing niche (or any niche for that matter), so I’ll be starting with digital first, then moving to physical down the list.


DIGITAL AFFILIATE PRODUCTS FOR SURFERS

Digital affiliate products are by far the highest converting and best paying affiliate products....

...but, there isn't a whole lot of choice out there.

Regardless, below is the cream of the crop.


SURF HUB

Surf Hub is a digital info product library for surf schools, surf media, and influencers.

What does that mean?

It means that they have a catalogue of digital products built exclusively for the surf industry.

Furthermore, the payouts are big too.

Affiliate’s earn a base rate of 50% across all sales, couple that with the high ticket items they have in their product range and the income generating potential can be huge.

Take for example their Surfing Made Simple product. 

A premium course designed specifically for beginner surfers just stepping out of their first lesson. 

For surf school looking to leverage their audience of students, all that’s needed is a quick affiliate link in an automated thank you email showcasing the offer, and boom, new income stream right there.

With a payout of roughly $200 per sale, even if you converted a couple of students a week that money soon adds up.

It’s pretty potent if you ask me.

And they have other products too:

  • Fearless: Fear Response Formula
  • Longboard Foundations
  • Surf Skate Accelerator 

…and a bunch more.

Furthermore, it's free to sign up, and you could be up and selling within minutes.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGN UP URL: 

https://surf-hub.com/apply/



SURF STRENGTH COACH

The Surf Strength Coach has an affiliate program for its subscription app for surfers.

The app claims to have over 50k downloads which is pretty impressive, meaning there’s obviously a demand for this type of thing, which is a good indicator as to whether it’s worthwhile promoting it to your audience.

The app has a number of different add ons and upgrades, with everything centred around fitness, strength and endurance for surfers, and pays out a 20% commission on all sales.

Here’s a pricing breakdown of their affiliate commissions:

  • 3 Months Subscription sells for $83.99: you earn $16.79
  • 6 Months Subscription sells for $143.99: you earn $28.79
  • 12 Months Subscription sells for $239.99: you earn $47.99


PHYSICAL SURFING AFFILIATE PRODUCTS

Generally speaking, selling physical affiliate products kinda sucks with the constraints of physical postage, distribution, and all the complexities that go along with that.

Regardless, if you’ve got an audience that’s frothing for product and you’re the right one to point them in the right direction - then the affiliate programs below are definitely worth a look.


SURF STITCH

Surf Stitch are one of the biggest surfing hardware and apparel distributors in the world.

Servicing mainly the Australian & New Zealand market they’re a bit limiting if your audience is based elsewhere, however, they do have a reasonable affiliate program that might help out.

Their affiliate program is free to join and pays out 10% commission on all sales, which is not bad for a hardware retailer I guess. 

AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGN UP URL: 

https://www.surfstitch.com/info/affiliate.html



GO PRO

If you’ve never heard of Go Pro before you’ve likely been living under a rock. 

This independent company has become an industry leader in one of the most competitive industries in the world, camera’s and technology.

A global brand, with global reach.

Which is great when it comes to affiliate selling.

But…

…well, their affiliate payout rate isn’t all that flash. 

A poultry 3%.

Granted, the average order value will be quite high ($700+), however, 3% is still quite menial if you ask me. 

Better than nothing though I guess, and if you’re promoting them for free already, then you may as well earn a buck along the way.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGN UP URL: 

https://gopro.com/en/us/legal/gopro-affiliate-program



BILLABONG

Billabong, the global surf brand, has its own affiliate program.

What’s great about Billabong is they’re a company known worldwide - with distribution channels in the USA and Australia - which alleviates some of the geographical complications with hardware and apparel sales online.

The commission rate of payout is 7% which isn’t too shabby either.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGN UP URL: 

https://www.billabong.com/customer-help/affiliate-program.html



GLOBAL SURF INDUSTRIES

If you have an audience that froths on new surfboards (who doesn’t) then Global Surf Industries’ affiliate program could well be a good fit.

An umbrella company for some of the top selling beginner surfboards in the world.  

Brands like:

  • Salt Gypsy
  • Modern Surfboards
  • 7S
  • The Critical Slide Society

And a whole bunch more.

For the beginner market, these boards sell like hotcakes, so well worth a look if that’s your target audience.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM SIGN UP URL: 

https://www.affiliatly.com/af-1038586/affiliate.panel?mode=register



WRAPPING IT UP

As you can see there are affiliate marketing opportunities in the surf industry, if you know where to look. 

I’ve searched far and wide and these are by far the best options available right now, so what are you waiting for…

Go get yourself signed up, start selling, and start getting paid whilst you’re getting tubed.

Yew!

Rowan 🤙

ROWAN CLIFFORD

Rowan is the nerd behind the scenes.  But when he's not knee-deep in code, you'll find him immersed in the crypto-world or sending it at his local beachie.


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