Translations for water sports

As some of the world’s fastest growing sports, water board sports like surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding take outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers to some of the most exotic locations.

The market for water sports is huge, and customers swim in international waters. If you want to ride the wave, make sure to get your water sports product and content translated right.

Our specialist linguists are surf enthusiasts and in-country native speakers who perfectly understand the nuances of their language – and those of each water sports culture – to convey your brand message. 

For you, this means compelling translations that retain your authentic brand voice and truly resonate with your target customers. A seamless user experience. Increased website traffic. And product descriptions that sell. All that’s left for you to do is hit the surf.



There’s no better feeling than being first in the line-up while the sun’s rising, or pulling off a new freestyle trick on your kiteboard. Our translators are surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers–we simply love water sports and are happiest when translating about them. We know how it feels to scan the horizon, to check the swell on our lunch break, and the thrill of riding glassy waves when there’s an offshore wind. With us, your translations are in safe waters.

✔️ Our translators aren’t ‘just’ translators. We’re cultural, marketing, and water sports experts. When not in the office, we’re out in the ocean paddling hard alongside your customers.

✔️ Nothing gets us more excited than riding clean waves at sunset–except for making your content available to other markets. Water is our element. So is translation. That’s why the world’s biggest surf and water sports brands partner up with us.

✔️ Our sports technical know-how means your content will deliver unique brand experiences to water sports and water board sports enthusiasts around the globe.

✔️ Our action sports translation services combine translation expertise with in-depth technical knowledge on a range of adventures and activities, from mountaineering translation to sports and outdoor tech localization. Plus, we use the latest software to streamline the translation process, giving you more time to head out onto the water.



Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing–they’re not just a sport. They’re a lifestyle, each with its own culture.
The water sports market is huge and stretches to all corners of the world–from Portugal and Spain all the way to Japan.
Different local cultures can make it hard to achieve business goals and truly connect with your customers in each regional market. Reports, product descriptions, newsletters–we’ll help you deliver a truly local experience to water sports fans anywhere in the world, whatever the format.

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Neoprene or rubber wetsuit? How thick should it be? Longboard, foamboard or short board? What size of kite? Strapless or strapped kiteboard? Water sports gear comes in all shapes and forms. But you’re in luck. Our translation team knows exactly what you’re talking about and what your customers are surfing the web for.


From SEO translations for your ecommerce to subtitles for promotional videos or sponsored athlete content, translations for sustainability reports, surf-inspired urban clothing and more–we’re the translation agency the world’s biggest surf and water sports brands choose to go global.

“We’re all equal before a wave.”

– Laird Hamilton


Are your copywriters, product and country managers unhappy with the translation quality you’re getting? Is the whole translation process a mess, and your translation provider can’t seem to get your technical terms and voice right?

There’s a reason why some of the world’s best water brands have already chosen to team up with us. We detangle your content and make it world-ready, so you can grab your kite and hit the water.

Our translators have a vast knowledge of the water sports gear that surfers, kiters, kayakers, windsurfers, paddleboarders and water sports enthusiasts are after. They use your gear day in, day out, so they know how to market your products to water sports fans worldwide.

Ready to team up with an action sports agency that truly gets you? Get in touch.


We support our clients with a wide range of services, including translation, transcreation (a combination of copywriting and translation), copywriting, proofreading, SEO translation, subtitling, and more.


English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Polish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish are our most requested languages, but that's far from all. Need other languages or specific local variants? We've got you covered.


The type of content we translate is as varied as your collections: Ads, websites, landing pages, press releases, product descriptions, brochures, video content, marketing campaigns, newsletters, email content, and more.


Surfing, kitesurfing, kiteboarding, bodyboarding, big wave surfing, windfoiling, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, and more – we’ll help you translate all the water sports gear your customers need for their adventures.

“The Action Sports Translator team are a fantastic partner. They enabled us to re-platform our European translated sites quickly while staying true our unique brand voice.”

Jenny B., Senior Manager of Digital Operations @ Skullcandy

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📍 We are a fully remote company.
Our office are registered in Estonia, but our team members and translators are scattered all over the world. Find us at the ski resort, surf spot or climbing crag near you.

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