Talking of earnings, would you say pro windsurfers/snowboarders earn more from competition or their sponsorship contracts?
Levi: If pro windsurfers had to rely on contest earnings then our sport would be dead in the water. It’s really a marriage with the riders and the equipment sponsors. They need their gear to look desirable and show a high level of function on the water so the consumers will have an emotional connection to want to ride it. The riders can’t survive without the sponsor backing their efforts so this setup is important if we want to have a progressive sport.
Scotty: Well it really depends on the rider, many guys are just very good at contests and super consistent and others are much more into video parts, it’s all dependant really.