Athletes The Best Skateboarders Of All Time  

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When you think of the best skateboarders of all time, popular names like Tony Hawk and today's Nyjah Huston are often the first to come to mind. However, in an ever-growing (and ever-progressing) sport like skateboarding, there are many other top skaters that have made their mark on the industry—and continue to do so. 

From skateboarding's early and influential pioneers like Jay Adams and the Z-Boys to the modern era's technical masters, such as Shane O'Neil, the sport of skateboarding has a long list of the best to ever do it. Take Andrew Reynolds for instance. While he's easily regarded as one of the best street skateboarders of all time, Grant Taylor may be one of the better all-terrain skaters. In that same sense, most would argue famous skateboarder Bam Margera is not one of the world's best.

Whether they are simply the best skaters out right now or had a hand in influencing generations to come, the skateboarders to follow have all contributed greatly to skateboarding's history. Disagree? Be sure to up vote the best and most influential skaters below—and don't forget your fellow female skaters!

list ordered by

1
83 25
Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Gainesville

2
65 32
Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Carlsbad, California, United States of America

3
34 17
Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
27 11
Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Cole Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America

5
42 24
Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Nyjah Huston Davis, California, United States of America

6
26 12
Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Lakeland

7
27 14
Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, USA, California

8
27 14
Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Los Angeles, California, Contiguous United States

9
29 16
Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
South Gate, California, United States of America

10
21 9
Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bangkok, Thailand

11
26 14
Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, Santa Monica

12
30 18
Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea

13
24 13
Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

14
17 7
John Cardiel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, California, United States of America

15
19 10
Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lorain, Ohio, USA

16
26 17
Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Dundalk, Baltimore, Maryland

17
13 5
Mike Carroll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, San Francisco

18
15 7
Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added USA, Pasadena, California

19
18 10
Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania

20
20 12
Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
California, United States of America

21
20 12
Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira

22
17 10
Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

23
18 11
Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Aaron Homoki

24
21 14
Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

25
13 7
Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Liverpool, England

26
16 10
Ed Templeton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Garden Grove, California, United States of America

27
17 11
Jamie Foy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Foy

28
13 8
Jason Dill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jason Dill

29
23 18
Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
La Palma, California, United States of America

30
16 12
Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Joslin

31
13 9
Heath Kirchart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Santa Ana, California

32
13 9
Evan Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Evan Smith

33
10 6
Mark Appleyard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Appleyard Oakville, Canada

34
13 10
Marc Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

35
12 9
PJ Ladd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
PJ Ladd USA, Massachusetts, Rockland

36
10 7
Mike Mo Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Mo Capaldi

37
9 6
Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Colin McKay Saskatchewan, Canada

38
8 5
Torey Pudwill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Torey Pudwill Simi Valley, California, United States of America

39
11 9
Ishod Wair is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ishod Wair

40
10 8
Arto Saari is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Seinäjoki, Finland

41
8 6
Guy Mariano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Guy Mariano United States of America

42
7 5
Pat Duffy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Pat Duffy USA, California

43
10 9
Tom Penny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tom Penny Dorchester, United Kingdom

44
8 7
Jerry Hsu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jerry Hsu San Jose, California, United States of America

45
8 7
Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Grant Taylor Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

46
9 9
Anthony Van Engelen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Anthony Van Engelen USA, California, San Diego

47
8 8
Louie Lopez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Louie Lopez

48
5 5
Jeff Phillips is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added Jeff Phillips

49
6 8
Salman Agah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Salman Agah United States of America

50
5 8
Lucas Puig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lucas Puig France