$1.7 Million in 2015 So Far: A Skateboarding Contest Earnings Analysis

Posted by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 27, 2015

In our skateboarder database, we book major skateboarding event contest results and the prize purse associated with each. The majority of them are run on our event management and scoring app, The Boardr Live ™. We try to include as many other events as possible. The full list is at the bottom of the article. Before we dive into this data, let's look at some of the most interesting points:

  • A total of $1,740,800 has been paid in 2015 so far at skateboarding events.
  • An even $1,000,000 of this was from events run by The Boardr. $500,000 of it was by Street League. The remaining change of $240,800 was through events run by other production companies.
  • There's a lot of ways to slice that 1.7 million dollar pie:
    • Goofy footers claimed $619k. Regular footers claimed $1.08 million.
    • Teenagers took just 17% of the pie, while ages 20 and up took over 80% at $1.3 million.
    • Girls earned just 5% at $89k with the remaining $1.7k going to the men.
    • Americans claimed just over $1 million of the pie with Brazil in second place, taking just over half a million of it.
    • Skaters from California earned $642k of the dough. Skaters from Florida, the second place state, earned $61k.
    • 186 total skaters were paid.
    • 24 year olds earned the most prize money at $293k. 20 year olds earned second place in total prize earnings at $248k.
  • Upcoming events not included in this data for 2015 include Am Getting Paid on Sept 13 ($20k), Street League Super Crown on Oct 4 ($225k+), and Kimberley Diamond Cup on Oct 10 ($225k+).

The Top 15 Contest Prize Winners




How $1.7 Million Breaks Down

How Much Money Skateboarders Earn



Additional Details

How Much Money Skateboarders Make



The data above includes the events listed below. If you'd like your event included in future reports, email your results and full prize purse breakdown to Rob@TheBoardr.com.