How many calories do you burn with Surfing?

Surfing burns an average of 497 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Surfing or other activities.

Calories burned with Water Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Rafting 4 86 171 257 343
Rowing 6 129 257 386 514
Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) 2.6 56 111 167 223
Surfing 5.8 124 249 373 497
Water Polo 8 171 343 514 686
Water skiing 4.8 103 206 309 411

How do we calculate how many calories Surfing burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Surfing is used.

Surfing has a MET of 5.8.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Surfing: 5.8

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 5.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 497

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Surfing.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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