Surf AWARD:
You are one of the best surf camps and surf schools 2023!

Study of more than 3,177 surf providers and over 967,000 data points from across Europe.

surfcamp_report_mockup4-300x227BeyondSurfing analyzed and evaluated over 3.177 surf camps and schools from all over Europe based on the criteria of customer satisfaction and brand awareness.

The results?

Only 1 out of 10 companies are awarded the Surfcamp Award and presented in the BeyondSurfing Surf Industry Report Europe 2023 and you are one of them!

Congratulations: You are one of the best surf camps and surf schools 2023!

Our 250,000 monthly readers want to know more about you! We only need 3,5 minutes of your time for you to follow two simple steps:

  1. Provide us with a picture and brief description about your business
  2. Integrate the award on your website

1. Send us a picture and brief description

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Please provide us with a picture and short description of your business, in order to make you as visible as possible on our website.* The integration on our website could look like this.

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    *The publication spots are limited to a maximum of 6 companies per country. If all spots are filled, no further companies will be highlighted. First-come, first-served.

    2. Communicate your Award

    Publish the award on your website as shown above. The whole process takes only 2 minutes and guarantees you detailed coverage on BeyondSurfing.

    The advantage of the award?

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    • Competitor advantage: Increases brand awareness and differentiates you from competitors.
    • Social proof: Demonstrates your achievements and acknowledgements within the industry.
    • Higher customer demand: Studies show that awards will have a positive impact on your number of visitors, because customers automatically perceive you as more trustworthy.
    • Exclusivity: Free marketing on BeyondSurfing.

    How to integrate the award on your website?

    Simply copy the following HTML code and paste it on your site. It takes less than 1 minute.

    For surf camps:

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    Note: For optimal display, we recommend a resolution of 140 x 140 px (height x width in pixels). If you have any questions about the award or how to integrate it on your website, we are happy to help.

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    Let‘s focus on what is really important: Good vibes, nice waves and giving your customers a truly memorable surf experience. If you have Questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

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    FAQ: Frequently asked questions

    Why a surf camp and school award?
    There are 3,177 surf schools and surf camps in Europe. Every year the number increases. This sheer flood of information unsettles many people. How do people know which schools and camps are best?

    We evaluated over 3,177 surf camps, schools and hostels based on over 967,000 data points. The best companies got an award based on various selection criteria such as customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and visibility on the internet. This study is conducted annually

    Our goal at BeyondSurfing is to create value for people interested in water sports. The award inspires and builds trust with customers. Moreover, It provides assistance and orientation for all water sports enthusiasts who want to know more about the world of surfing.

    Why does the award attract more customers?
    Award-winning companies attract more customers and benefit from an increased brand awareness online, higher recognition within the industry, a clear competitive advantage due to the exclusive listing on BeyondSurfing.

    How does this work?

    Awards are recognized by website visitors as trust symbols and social proof. A study conducted by Matteh Neiderberger showed that up to 70% of online shoppers cancel their order because of a lack of trust. Moreover, several online studies show that trust symbols from neutral third parties can maximize sales and online revenues (study 1, study 2). This means, using BeyondSurfings award as trust symbol can attract more customers.

    Why do you offer the award and advertisement on BeyondSurfing for free? Are there any hidden costs?
    The award is completely free of charge. Why? If the award was for sale, we would lose our independence. An objective evaluation would be no longer possible.

    This cooperation is and will always be completely free of charge. Our sole interest is to provide our readers at BeyondSurfing with meaningful insights about the
    water sports industry and creating more transparency within the market.

    How was the study conducted?

    Methodology

    The methodology of our study was as follows:

    1 Creating Data Basis

    This study is based on 1,133 surf camps and schools from all over Europe. In order to be selected, companies had to meet certain criteria:

    • Company location in Europe
    • At least 10 reviews on Google, Facebook or TripAdvisor
    • At least 3 reviews within the last 24 month
    • Average rating of 3.5 stars or higher

    2 Defining Evaluation Criteria

    All surf providers are analyzed using the following data:

    • Customer Satisfaction: Average customer reviews on Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor, weighted by number of customer reviews.
    • Brand Awareness: Number of customer reviews, number of followers on Facebook and Instagram, number of mentions online, number of social media interactions, search volume on Google, number
      of referring domains, page authority score and domain authority score.

    3 Data Collection

    In accordance to the evaluation factors, the Internet was crawled and available data collected. The websites and social media presence of each company was analysed. A total of around 535,000 data points were identified and used for this study.

    4 Data Evaluation

    For comparison, each evaluation criteria was standardized on a scale from 1 to 5. The data was weighted and combined into a single score for each evaluation factor. For the final score, factors brand awareness, customer satisfaction, variety of offers and price-performance were combined and weighted with 25 % each.

    5 Results

    Based on the data evaluation, 10 % of the best companies are awarded and presented in BeyondSurfing’s Surf Industry Report Europe 2024.

    You are a surf camp or surf school and would like to be included in the next evaluation?
    We would be happy to include you in our next evaluation. Just send us an email with some short information about your offer and the subject „Inclusion Surf Award“ to award@beyondsurfing.com.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Important: We always conduct the evaluation free of third-party opinions. A preferential placement in the comparison is not possible.

    About BeyondSurfing

    BeyondSurfing is an independent water and outdoor sports magazine. We believe in the transformative power of water sports to make the world a better place. It has the power to:

    • to inspire,
    • deepen our love for nature and for others,
    • raise awareness of sustainability,
    • connect people and make new friends for life.

    We want to share our love for water sports with people who are awesome and keen to learn. Readers appreciate our trustworthy content and our efforts to create more transparency in the industry. Discover your love for water sports today!

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