List of Famous Surfers People

List of Famous Surfers

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List of famous surfers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top surfers in the world? This includes the most prominent surfers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable surfers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic surfers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned surfers.

List features people like Lena Yada and Andy Irons.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surfers to the lesser known surfers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surfer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surfers ever?" and "What are the names of famous surfers?" then you're in the right place. (232 items)


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    Malia Jones is an American model and surfer.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Loma Linda, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Surfer
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    Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour, though she has indicated she may take a break from competitive surfing in 2015. Blanchard is also involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis. Blanchard is friends with fellow surfer Bethany ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Surfer
    • Credits: Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story
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    Bethany Hamilton
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    Bethany Meilani Hamilton Dirks, better known simply as Bethany Hamilton, is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to—and was victorious in—professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 ...more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Lihue, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Producer, Actor, Surfer, Writer
    • Credits: Soul Surfer, Dolphin Tale 2, Heart of a Soul Surfer: The Bethany Hamilton Story
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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: 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, + more
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    Jack Johnson
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    Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the folk rock, soft rock, and acoustic rock genres. In 2001, he achieved commercial success after the release of his debut album, Brushfire ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Surfer, + more
    • Credits: Out Cold, The September Sessions, Curious George, Thicker than Water, A Brokedown Melody, + more
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    Daize Shayne is a surfer, recording artist and model. The two time world champion longboard surfer was featured in Maxim and two issues of ReadyGo Magazine Japan in which she had 16 full-page color photos of her modelling alongside Britney Spears and others. She has also been featured in numerous other ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Ukiah, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Singer, Surfer
    • Credits: Glass Love
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    Maya Gabeira is a professional big wave surfer from Brazil.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Profession: Actor, Surfer
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    Erica Hosseini is a professional surfer from Newport Beach, California.more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Profession: Model, Surfer
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    Greg Cipes
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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: 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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    • Profession: Model, Surfer
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    Lena Yada is an American model, actress and professional tandem surfer who is known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment as a backstage interviewer, valet and professional wrestler on its ECW Brand.more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Casting Ripe Live
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    Stacy Peralta
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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: age 58
    • Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • 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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    Dave Kalama
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    David H. Kalama Jr. is a surfer.more

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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

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1978-2010)
    • Birthplace: Oahu, USA, Hawaii
    • 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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    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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    Laird Hamilton
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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

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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

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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, + more
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    Ashley Cheadle is an Australian Actress, Surfer, Model, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s through her professional surfing and modeling activities. Cheadle's pop-culture popularity led her to guest spots on Australian television and in film, including roles in Home and Away, Rescue special ops, ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Culburra Beach, New South Wales, Australia
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Surfer
    • Credits: Fool's Gold
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    Mark Foo
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    Mark Sheldon Foo was a professional surfer. Foo drowned while surfing at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1958-1994)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Profession: Surfer
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    Koby Abberton

    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

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    • Birthplace: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Surfer
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