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Famous Male Surfers

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. 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, Danilo Costa, Ed Farwell and many additional professional surfers as well.

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 beond 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.

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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Surfer
    • Credits: Baywatch, Surf's Up, The September Sessions, The Big Bounce, One Night at McCool's + 45 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Composer, Voice acting, Singer + 1 more
    • Credits: Holes, Teen Titans, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Fast & Furious, The Wild + 27 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Entrepreneur, Skateboarder, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 2 more
    • Credits: Real Genius, Lords of Dogtown, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Riding Giants, Dogtown and Z-Boys + 12 more
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    David H. Kalama Jr. is a surfer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Surfer, Writer, Film Director
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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 (2006 ... more on Wikipedia
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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 + 26 more
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    Jay Moriarty is an American surfer best known for his big-wave accomplishments. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 23 (1978-2001)
    • Birthplace: Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Surfer
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    Laird Hamilton is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. He is married to Gabrielle Reece, a professional volleyball player, television personality, and model. Hamilton and his family split their time between residences in Kauai, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: North Shore, The Endless Summer II, Cubed
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    Dean Morrison

    Dean Morrison (born Dec 22, 1980) is a professional surfer from Tweed Heads, Australia. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Tweed Heads, Australia
    • Profession: Surfer
    • Credits: Green: A Shortboard Documentary, Doped Youth, The Sketch, Change the Subject, The Clash + 2 more
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    Mark Sheldon Foo was a professional surfer. Foo drowned while surfing at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 36 (1958-1994)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Profession: Surfer
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    Bob McTavish

    Bob McTavish is an Australian surfboard designer who invented the V-bottom surfboard and is considered instrumental in the development of shortboard surfing. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Mackay, Australia
    • Profession: Surfer
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    Koby Abberton

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    Koby Abberton, an Australian former professional surfer, is a member of the Australian surf gang, the Bra Boys. He rose to local prominence in 2006, when he was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in an incident surrounding his brother, Jai Abberton, who was charged but found not guilty of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Surfer
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    Victor Ribas

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    • Profession: Surfer
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    Clay Marzo is a professional surfer known for his unique "double-jointed" style of turns and spins. He was raised in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii where he currently resides. Marzo has been acclaimed for his creativity and innovation as a young surfer, and featured in several films. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Surfer
    • Credits: Clay Marzo: Just Add Water, Burn
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    Donald Lee "Don" Stroud is an American actor and surfer who appeared in many films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and has starred in over 100 films and 175 television shows to date. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: Django Unchained, The Amityville Horror, Licence to Kill, Coogan's Bluff, The Buddy Holly Story + 40 more
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    Brian Keaulana is a surfer, actor and stunt performer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Makaha, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: Need for Speed, The Big Bounce, In God's Hands
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    Gerry Lopez is an actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Surfboard shaper, Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: Conan the Barbarian, North Shore, Storm Riders, Farewell to the King, A Brokedown Melody + 9 more
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    C.J. is an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championshipsurfer. C.J. has a twin brother, Damien Hobgood, who both compete in the East.C.J. entered his first surfing contest in 1989 and made the Open Boys final. He placed second in a national competition the following year. He won several ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Surfer
    • Credits: Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere, A Brokedown Melody, Pure Surf + 13 more
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    Brad Gerlach is an American professional surfer. He first qualified as a seed for the ASP World Tour in 1986. In 1991, Gerlach got very close to winning a World Title,winning in Australia's Coke Classic and Durban's Gunston 500, but faltered at the end and finished runner up to Damien Hardman.At age 25, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Coach, Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: Billabong Odyssey, Puerto Underground 4
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    Robert Edward Machado is an Australian-born American professional surfer from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a community in Encinitas, California. Machado attended San Dieguito High School, and is known for his casual, "laid-back" style both in and out of the water. Though he rides a modern tri-fin shortboard, he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Surfer
    • Credits: Surf's Up, A Brokedown Melody, The Drifter
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    Michael Eugene "Mick" Fanning, nicknamed "White Lightning", is an Australian professional surfer and triple world champion. Fanning won the 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World Tour. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Penrith, Australia
    • Profession: Surfer
    • Credits: Blue Crush 2, Going Vertical: The Short Board Revolution, Under the Radar, Green: A Shortboard Documentary, Pure Surf + 21 more
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