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As action/adventure sports go, surfing is one of the most difficult and culturally vibrant in the modern landscape. The Surfing community is both tight-knit and growing in athletes (amateur and pro) and in spectators all the time. This is particularly true on YouTube.
VideoAmigo is currently tracking hundreds of Surfing channels that make up more than 1 Billion views focused on Surfing and the Surfing lifestyle.
The Top 10 Channels in Surfing/Surfing Lifestyle (by lifetime views) show the category to be a mix of brands, creators, and lifestyle publishers.
In a Topic this big, it is important to stand out.
To get your content to reach the most people possible in this Topic, it is critical that you are uploading your videos at the right time.
How do you find the perfect time to upload your video on YouTube?
VideoAmigo has a free tool that can tell you the best time to upload for a specific Topic. In this case, Surfing.
This chart shows us that as of last week*, the most optimal times to upload a video in the Surfing Topic are:
- 10am EST/7am PST on Wednesday morning
- 11am EST/8am PST on Friday morning
Secondarily, darker blue and purple boxes are showing some earlier morning hours to also be “Good” times to upload.
More on how it works:
The VideoAmigo algorithm for this tool compares Video Supply (new uploads) and Video Demand (people viewing videos by the hour). For a complete tutorial, more examples and to start using the tool yourself take a look at the links below.
*Note: With new hours being published weekly, because seasons change, viewing habits change, your video Topics change, and the competition changes. Be sure to check back every week.
Read more on how to use the When to Upload Tool at this link.
Study this chart or find the best time to upload for other Topics at this link.
When do you watch/upload surfing content to YouTube??
Let us know in the comments!