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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surfers
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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: 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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Surfers
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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: North Shore, Hawaii, United States of America
    • 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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