World title contenders like Andy pull in from 950K to 1.3M a year from a combination of sources. There are contest purses worth about 250K a year. Andy's total to date from contests is $1,223,000. There are endorsements: from clothes (a mil) surfboards, shoes and watches (anywhere from 50K to 100K per contract) and extras like board wax, leashes and the like. Also, sponsorships from groups like Red Bull.

— Surfing money, Brothers Andy and Bruce Irons  

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