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The Best Surfers In The World Right Now 

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Updated September 23, 2019 346 votes 59 voters 1.2k views 40 items

List Rules Vote up the top surfers hitting the waves right now.

The best surfers in the world right now have conquered waves all over the globe. The top surfers come from nations as far apart as Brazil and France or Australia and the USA, but they all come together at competitions to ride the waves and test their limits. Household names like Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith have been at the top of the game for years, with Slater still wading out into the water in his late 40s. 

Meanwhile, young stars like Filipe Toledo have remade the sport in their image and have brought the kind of youthful energy the surfing world thrives on. Hawaiian star John John Florence topped two 2019 competitions and is chasing down the surfers at the top of the leaderboard. On the women’s side, Carissa Moore and Lakey Peterson have raised their game to separate from the field, but talented surfers like Stephanie Gilmore and Paige Hareb are right there, as well.

So who deserves to be at the top of the list? Who is the best surfer in the world right now? Vote up the current surfers who are most impressive riding the waves.

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Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
United States of America

Age: 47

Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America

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2
Filipe Toledo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Filipe Toledo Brazil
3
John John Florence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
United States of America

Age: 26

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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4
Kanoa Igarashi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Kanoa Igarashi Japan
5
Gabriel Medina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Gabriel Medina Brazil

Age: 25

Birthplace: Maresias

6
Carissa Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
United States of America

Age: 26

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

7
Jordy Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Jordy Smith South Africa

Age: 32

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

8
Stephanie Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Australia

Age: 31

Birthplace: Murwillumbah, Australia

9
Lakey Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Lakey Peterson United States of America

Age: 24

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California

10
Italo Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Italo Ferreira Brazil
11
Kolohe Andino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Kolohe Andino United States of America
12
Tatiana Weston-Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Tatiana Weston-Webb Brazil
13
Ryan Callinan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Ryan Callinan Australia
14
Malia Manuel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Malia Manuel United States of America

Age: 26

Birthplace: Wailua, Hawaii

15
Paige Hareb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Paige Hareb New Zealand

Age: 28

Birthplace: New Plymouth, New Zealand

16
Willian Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Willian Cardoso Brazil
17
Conner Coffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Conner Coffin United States of America
18
Deivid Silva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Deivid Silva Brazil
19
Michel Bourez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Michel Bourez French Polynesia

Age: 33

Birthplace: RÅ«rutu, French Polynesia

20
Seth Moniz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Seth Moniz United States of America
21
Coco Ho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
United States of America

Age: 27

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

22
Sally Fitzgibbons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Australia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Nowra, Australia

23
Courtney Conlogue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Courtney Conlogue United States of America

Age: 26

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

24
Julian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Australia

Age: 30

Birthplace: Coolum Beach, Australia

25
Nikki Van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Surfers In The World Right Now
Nikki Van Dijk Australia

Age: 24