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!

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1
161 69
Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Gainesville

2
150 63
Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Carlsbad, California, United States of America

3
54 28
Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, Santa Monica

4
84 53
Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Nyjah Huston Davis, California, United States of America

5
74 45
Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6
57 33
Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Cole Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America

7
58 34
Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California

8
51 29
Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, USA, California

9
53 31
Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bangkok, Thailand

10
55 34
Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
South Gate, California, United States of America

11
56 35
Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea

12
50 30
Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Portland, Oregon, USA

13
54 34
Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Lakeland

14
38 23
Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
California, United States of America

15
34 20
Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania

16
39 25
Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira

17
36 23
Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lorain, Ohio, USA

18
43 31
Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Baltimore, USA, Dundalk

19
26 17
Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Liverpool, England

20
33 24
Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Joslin

21
26 19
Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added USA, Pasadena, California

22
42 36
Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
La Palma, California, United States of America

23
18 12
Torey Pudwill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Torey Pudwill Simi Valley, California, United States of America

24
31 26
Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Edison, New Jersey, USA

25
27 22
Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama, United States of America