Global Water Sports Market Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth by Type (Swimming, Surfing, Diving, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Sailing, Other), by Age Group (Kids, Adults, Seniors), by Equipment, by Region, and Forecast to 2030

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The global water sports market size is anticipated to register a significant CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. The market is driven by factors such as increasing interest in outdoor recreation, rising disposable income, and consumer spending, growth in the tourism industry, technological advancements in equipment, growing awareness of health and fitness benefits, promotion and sponsorship initiatives, and infrastructure development. These factors contribute to the market’s growth by attracting more participants, increasing demand for water sports equipment and services, and creating opportunities for innovation and expansion. The market benefits from the thrill and adventure offered by water sports, as well as the associated health benefits, making it an appealing choice for individuals seeking leisure and recreational activities.

Driving Factors:

Increasing interest in outdoor recreational activities: There is a growing trend of individuals seeking outdoor activities for leisure and recreation. Water sports offer a thrilling and engaging experience, attracting people of all age groups.

Rising disposable income and consumer spending: As disposable income levels rise, consumers have more resources to invest in leisure activities, including water sports. Increased consumer spending on travel, adventure tourism, and recreational activities contributes to the growth of the water sports market.

Growing tourism industry: The tourism industry plays a significant role in driving the water sports market. Popular tourist destinations with access to water bodies offer a wide range of water sports activities to attract tourists, boosting the demand for related equipment and services.

Technological advancements in equipment and gear: The development of advanced water sports equipment, including improved safety features, enhanced performance, and durability, has positively impacted the market. Innovations in materials, design, and manufacturing techniques contribute to the overall growth of the water sports market.

Increasing awareness of health and fitness benefits: Water sports activities provide various health and fitness benefits, including cardiovascular exercise, muscle strength, balance, and stress relief. Rising health consciousness and awareness of these benefits drive individuals to participate in water sports, supporting market growth.

Promotion and sponsorship initiatives: Sponsorship deals, endorsements, and promotional activities by water sports associations, governing bodies, and industry players help raise awareness and popularity of specific water sports, attracting new participants and driving the market growth.

Infrastructure development: Investments in water sports facilities, marinas, water parks, and resorts with dedicated water sports activities contribute to the market’s growth. Improved accessibility and availability of infrastructure encourage people to engage in water sports.

Report Attributes:

Benchmark Year 2022
Market Size lock
Market Growth (CAGR) > 6% (2023-2030)
Largest Market Share lock
Analysis Period 2020-2030
Market Players Adidas AG, Billabong International Limited, Body Glove International LLC, Brunswick Corporation, and Cressi Sub S.p.A.

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Market Insights:

Global Water Sports Market Analysis by Type

The global water sports market is bifurcated into type, age group, equipment, and geography. on the basis of type, the swimming is widely recognized as one of the most popular and widely practiced water sports globally. It is a fundamental skill and a recreational activity that appeals to a broad range of age groups and fitness levels. Swimming is also a key component of various competitive sports, including swimming competitions, triathlons, and water polo. Its accessibility, health benefits, and universal appeal contribute to its prominence in the water sports industry.

Swimming: Swimming is a popular water sport that involves propelling oneself through water using various swimming strokes. It can be both a recreational activity and a competitive sport.

Surfing: Surfing involves riding ocean waves using a surfboard. It requires skill, balance, and wave-reading ability. Surfing is enjoyed by both amateurs and professional surfers.

Diving: Diving includes activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling, where individuals explore underwater environments. It is a popular recreational activity for exploring marine life and underwater landscapes.

Water Skiing: Water skiing involves being pulled behind a boat while skimming on the water’s surface on skis. It requires balance, coordination, and strength.

Kayaking: Kayaking is a water sport that involves paddling a small boat called a kayak. It can be done in rivers, lakes, or oceans and is popular for recreational and adventure purposes.

Paddleboarding: Paddleboarding involves standing or kneeling on a large board and using a paddle to navigate through the water. It can be done on calm waters or in waves.

Sailing: Sailing involves operating a sailboat, using wind power to propel the boat across water. It is enjoyed both as a recreational activity and as a competitive sport.

Others: Other water sports include activities such as jet skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and water polo, among others. These activities provide diverse options for water sports enthusiasts and contribute to the overall water sports market.

Global Water Sports Market Analysis by Age Group

On the basis of age group, the global water sports market is bifurcated into kids, adults, seniors. The adult segment tends to be the dominant segment in the Water Sports Market. This is because adults typically have greater financial resources, independence, and leisure time to engage in water sports activities. They may participate in water sports for fitness, recreation, and socialization purposes. Additionally, adults often have the necessary physical abilities and skill levels to engage in a wide range of water sports activities.

Kids: This segment includes children and young adolescents who engage in water sports activities. Water sports for kids often focus on safety, fun, and skill development. Popular activities for kids may include swimming lessons, water play, paddleboarding, and introductory surfing programs.

Adults: The adult segment comprises individuals in their working-age years who participate in water sports for recreation, fitness, and leisure. Adults may engage in various water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, kayaking, and sailing. They may participate individually, in groups, or as part of organized events or clubs.

Seniors: The seniors segment includes older adults who continue to participate in water sports activities. Water sports can offer seniors opportunities for low-impact exercise, social interaction, and enjoyment of the natural environment. Activities such as water aerobics, gentle swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding can be popular among seniors.

The water sports market research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2020 to 2030 considering 2022 as the base year for the research. The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment is calculated for the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.

Historical & Forecast Period

  • 2020-21 – Historical Year
  • 2022 – Base Year
  • 2023-2030 – Forecast Period

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Other

By Age Group:

  • Kids
  • Adults
  • Seniors

By Equipment:

  • Paddle Sports
    • Kayaks
    • Paddleboards
  • Board Sports
    • Surfboards
    • Wakeboards
  • Sailing
    • Sailboats
    • Yachts
  • Diving
    • Scuba Gear
    • Snorkeling Equipment

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Geographic Coverage

Geographically, the water sports market report comprises dedicated sections centering on the regional market revenue and trends. The water sports market has been segmented on the basis of geographic regions into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The water sports market has been extensively analyzed on the basis of various regional factors such as demographics, gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate, acceptance, and others. Water sports market estimates have also been provided for the historical years 2020 & 2021 along with forecasts for the period from 2023 – 2030.

Competitive Assessment

Some of the major market players operating in the global water sports market are Adidas AG, Billabong International Limited, Body Glove International LLC, Brunswick Corporation, and Cressi Sub S.p.A. Companies are exploring markets by expansion, new investment, the introduction of new services, and collaboration as their preferred strategies. For instance:

  • Hyperlite Varial Surf Technology: Hyperlite introduced a new surfboard technology called Varial Surf Technology. It utilizes a proprietary foam and fiberglass construction that enhances the board’s performance, durability, and overall surfing experience.
  • GoPro HERO10 Black: GoPro launched the HERO10 Black, a versatile and advanced action camera designed for capturing high-quality footage during water sports activities. The HERO10 Black features improved image stabilization, enhanced video quality, and faster processing capabilities.
  • Garmin Quatix 6X Solar: Garmin unveiled the Quatix 6X Solar, a smartwatch specifically designed for water sports enthusiasts. The watch offers advanced navigation and tracking features, including GPS, tide data, weather updates, and activity tracking. It also features solar charging capabilities for extended battery life.
  • O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit: O’Neill released the Hyperfreak wetsuit, incorporating innovative materials and design elements to provide superior flexibility, warmth, and comfort for surfers. The wetsuit utilizes lightweight and stretchy neoprene technology for enhanced performance in the water.
  • Yamaha 275 Series Jet Boats: Yamaha introduced the 275 Series of jet boats, offering a combination of speed, versatility, and luxury for water sports enthusiasts. The 275 Series features powerful jet propulsion systems, spacious interiors, and various amenities for a comfortable and thrilling boating experience.

Key Companies:

  • Adidas AG
  • Billabong International Limited
  • Body Glove International LLC
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Cressi Sub S.p.A.
  • Johnson Outdoors Inc.
  • Nike Inc.
  • O’Neill, Inc.
  • Quiksilver, Inc.
  • Rip Curl Group Pty Ltd.
  • Speedo International Ltd.
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Key Questions Answered by Water Sports Market Report

  • Global water sports market forecasts from 2023-2030
  • Regional market forecasts from 2023-2030 covering Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
  • Country-level forecasts from 2023-2030 covering 15 major countries from the regions as mentioned above
  • Water sports submarket forecasts from 2023-2030 covering the market by type, age group, equipment, and geography
  • Various industry models such as SWOT analysis, Value Chain Analysis about the market
  • Analysis of the key factors driving and restraining the growth of the global, regional, and country-level water sports markets from 2023-2030
  • Competitive Landscape and market positioning of the top 10 players operating in the market
Table of Content:

1. Preface


1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4. Assumptions

 

2. Executive Summary


2.1. Global Water Sports Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Water Sports Market, by Type, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.3. Global Water Sports Market, by Age Group, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.4. Global Water Sports Market, by Equipment, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.5. Global Water Sports Market, by Geography, 2022 (USD Mn)

 

3. Global Water Sports Market Analysis


3.1. Water Sports Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Drivers
3.3.2. Challenges
3.3.3. Opportunities
3.4. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.5. Competitive Analysis
3.6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.6.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.3. Threat of New Entrants
3.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5. Degree of Competition
3.7. PESTLE Analysis
3.8. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

 

4. Global Water Sports Market By Type, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


4.1. Overview
4.2. Swimming
4.3. Surfing
4.4. Diving
4.5. Water Skiing
4.6. Kayaking
4.7. Paddleboarding
4.8. Sailing
4.9. Others

 

5. Global Water Sports Market By Age Group, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


5.1. Overview
5.2. Kids
5.3. Adults
5.4. Seniors

 

6. Global Water Sports Market By Equipment, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


6.1. Overview
6.2. Paddle Sports
6.2.1. Kayaks
6.2.2. Paddleboards
6.3. Board Sports
6.3.1. Surfboards
6.3.2. Wakeboards
6.4. Sailing
6.4.1. Sailboats
6.4.2. Yachts
6.5. Diving
6.5.1. Scuba Gear
6.5.2. Snorkeling Equipment

 

7. North America Water Sports Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


7.1. Overview
7.2. North America Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.3. North America Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.4. North America Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5. North America Water Sports Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1. U.S.
7.5.1.1. U.S. Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.2. U.S. Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.3. U.S. Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2. Canada
7.5.2.1. Canada Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.2. Canada Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.3. Canada Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

8. Europe Water Sports Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


8.1. Overview
8.2. Europe Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.3. Europe Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.4. Europe Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5. Europe Water Sports Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1. Germany
8.5.1.1. Germany Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.2. Germany Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.3. Germany Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2. U.K.
8.5.2.1. U.K. Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.2. U.K. Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.3. U.K. Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3. France
8.5.3.1. France Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.2. France Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.3. France Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4. Spain
8.5.4.1. Spain Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.2. Spain Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.3. Spain Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5. Italy
8.5.5.1. Italy Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.2. Italy Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.3. Italy Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6. Rest of Europe
8.5.6.1. Rest of Europe Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.2. Rest of Europe Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.3. Rest of Europe Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

9. Asia Pacific Water Sports Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


9.1. Overview
9.2. Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.3. Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.4. Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5. Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1. China
9.5.1.1. China Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.2. China Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.3. China Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2. Japan
9.5.2.1. Japan Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.2. Japan Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.3. Japan Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3. India
9.5.3.1. India Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.2. India Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.3. India Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4. South Korea
9.5.4.1. South Korea Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.2. South Korea Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.3. South Korea Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5. Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5.5.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5.3. Rest of Asia Pacific Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

10. Latin America (LATAM) Water Sports Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


10.1. Overview
10.2. Latin America Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.3. Latin America Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.4. Latin America Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5. Latin America Water Sports Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1. Brazil
10.5.1.1. Brazil Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.2. Brazil Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.3. Brazil Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2. Mexico
10.5.2.1. Mexico Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.2. Mexico Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.3. Mexico Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3. Rest of Latin America
10.5.3.1. Rest of Latin America Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.2. Rest of Latin America Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.3. Rest of Latin America Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

11. Middle East and Africa Water Sports Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


11.1. Overview
11.2. MEA Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.3. MEA Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.4. MEA Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5. Middle East and Africa Water Sports Market, by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1. GCC
11.5.1.1. GCC Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.2. GCC Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.3. GCC Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2. South Africa
11.5.2.1. South Africa Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.2. South Africa Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.3. South Africa Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3. Rest of MEA
11.5.3.1. Rest of MEA Water Sports Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.2. Rest of MEA Water Sports Market by Age Group, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.3. Rest of MEA Water Sports Market by Equipment, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

12. Company Profiles


12.1. Adidas AG
12.1.1. Business Description
12.1.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.1.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.1.4. Recent Development
12.1.5. SWOT Analysis
12.2. Billabong International Limited
12.2.1. Business Description
12.2.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.2.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.2.4. Recent Development
12.2.5. SWOT Analysis
12.3. Body Glove International LLC
12.3.1. Business Description
12.3.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.3.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.3.4. Recent Development
12.3.5. SWOT Analysis
12.4. Brunswick Corporation
12.4.1. Business Description
12.4.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.4.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.4.4. Recent Development
12.4.5. SWOT Analysis
12.5. Cressi Sub S.p.A.
12.5.1. Business Description
12.5.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.5.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.5.4. Recent Development
12.5.5. SWOT Analysis
12.6. Johnson Outdoors Inc.
12.6.1. Business Description
12.6.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.6.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.6.4. Recent Development
12.6.5. SWOT Analysis
12.7. Nike Inc.
12.7.1. Business Description
12.7.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.7.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.7.4. Recent Development
12.7.5. SWOT Analysis
12.8. O'Neill, Inc.
12.8.1. Business Description
12.8.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.8.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.8.4. Recent Development
12.8.5. SWOT Analysis
12.9. Quiksilver, Inc.
12.9.1. Business Description
12.9.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.9.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.9.4. Recent Development
12.9.5. SWOT Analysis
12.10. Rip Curl Group Pty Ltd.
12.10.1. Business Description
12.10.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.10.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.10.4. Recent Development
12.10.5. SWOT Analysis
12.11. Speedo International Ltd.
12.11.1. Business Description
12.11.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.11.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.11.4. Recent Development
12.11.5. SWOT Analysis
12.12. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
12.12.1. Business Description
12.12.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
12.12.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
12.12.4. Recent Development
12.12.5. SWOT Analysis
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