The SwellPirate team is launching a surf-specific job board very soon. It will list some of the top jobs in the surf industry (as well as skate, snow, etc. in the future). From photographers to surf instructors, we're partnering with some of the best companies in the industry to list the best surfer jobs.
So what is a surfer job anyway?
When you think about jobs for surfers, what comes to mind...
...selling tacos from a stand on the beach?
...being a surf instructor?
Well...yeah if you want to be stereotypical about it. But realistically there are a few things that boil down into what makes the best jobs for surfers.
Personally, I've been working as a freelancer and have taught hundreds of students how to become a web designer and developer like myself on TravelDeveloper.com. The only thing with this line of work is you have to truly love it. You can't half-ass it and hate being on a computer 6+ hours a day. But if that's ok with you - you may just find it can be one of the best surfer jobs out there.
Freelancer Surfer Jobs: Link Coming Soon!
Most of these jobs are not for the faint of heart, but dammmmn do they pay well. And you'll be getting checks all year long...even while you're getting shacked. Now that's a sick surfer job if you ask me.
Boating Surfer Jobs: Link Coming Soon!Billabong and Quiksilver may be feeling some pain you can shoot for some more new-age companies like World Surf League, Surfline, Magicseaweed etc.
Industry Surfer Jobs: Link Coming Soon!
That being said - you're almost guaranteed time off from work whenever the waves are firing at home. And that's as good a perk as any for a hometown hero.
Local Surfer Jobs: Link Coming Soon!
Firefighters in many coastal towns make a very median salary with the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy their time off. And if you don't want the time off - feel free to pick up an additional seasonal gig like lifeguarding or starting your own business to help bring in some more dough.
Government Surfer Jobs: Link Coming Soon!
These are just a few of our favorite surfer jobs, but to view the rest of our surf and other outdoor jobs go to Website Coming Soon!.