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This list of famous male surfers, ranked by their level of prominence, includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest male surfers list contains the most prominent famous surfers and top males known for being the best at catching waves. You might even catch these popular surfers at the world's best surfing beaches or the coolest U.S. surfing spots. There are thousands of male surfers and guys who love to surf throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic surfers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a surfer then the cool pro surfers and other famous surfer dudes below should give you inspiration.

Among the big surfer names listed here are Kelly Slater, Duke Kahanamoku, Miki Dora, and many additional professional surfers as well. Featuring 80s surfers, popular surfers from California, and your favorite Aussie surfers, this list has them all! 

Who are the most famous male surfers? Who are the best male surfers? While this isn't a list of all male surfers, it goes beyond just the top 10 surfers and provides all kinds of information about famous guys who surf, including famous Hawaiian surfers, famous Australian surfers, and more.

Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Robert Kelly Slater is a Floridian professional surfer known for his competitive prowess and style. He has been crowned ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles in 1994–98. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the title. Upon winning his 5th world title in 1997, ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Surfer

Credits: Waveriders, Down the Barrel, Bra Boys, Pro Surfer

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Greg Cipes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Gregory Michael Cipes is an American voice and film actor. He is also a singer, musician, composer, and professional surfer. ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: USA, Coral Springs, Florida

Profession: Musician, Actor, Composer, Voice acting Singer, + more

Credits: Holes, Teen Titans, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fast & Furious The Wild, + more

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Stacy Peralta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Stacy Peralta is an American director and entrepreneur. He was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the professional skateboarding group, the Z-Boys. ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Venice, USA, California

Profession: Television director, Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Real Genius, Lords of Dogtown, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Riding Giants Dogtown and Z-Boys, + more

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Miki Dora is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Miki "Da Cat" Dora, a.k.a. Mickey Dora, a.k.a. "The Black Knight," was an iconic Malibu surfer of the 1950s and 1960s. He had a unique style, in and out of the water, and was generally considered rather iconoclastic. He is featured in the seminal surf movie The Endless Summer, and is credited in ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Stunt Performer, Actor

Credits: The Endless Summer, Beach Party, Surf Party, Muscle Beach Party

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Dave Kalama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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David H. Kalama Jr. is a surfer. ...more

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Birthplace: USA, California, Newport Beach

Profession: Film Producer, Surfer, Writer, Film Director

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Andy Irons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Andy Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was a professional surer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii, and won three world titles (2002, 2003, 2004), three Quiksilver Pro France titles (2003, 2004, 2005), two Rip Curl Pro Search titles ...more

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Age: Died at 32 (1978-2010)

Birthplace: Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Surfer

Credits: Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary, Under the Radar, Green: A Shortboard Documentary, Pure Surf OP Pro Mentawai 2001, + more

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Duke Kahanamoku is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a Hawaiian-American competition swimmer who was also known as an actor, lawman, early beach volleyball player and businessman credited with spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1890-1968)

Birthplace: Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Swimmer

Credits: Mister Roberts, Wake of the Red Witch, Old Ironsides, Isle of Sunken Gold Hula, + more

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Jay Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Jay Moriarty is an American surfer best known for his big-wave accomplishments. ...more

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Age: Died at 23 (1978-2001)

Birthplace: Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Surfer

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