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The Best Skateboarders Of All Time 

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Updated September 27, 2018 13.6k votes 2.6k voters 27.1k views 53 items

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
Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
2
Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Carlsbad, California, United States of America
3
Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Nyjah Huston Davis, California
4
Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5
Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea
6
Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bangkok, Thailand
7
Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
8
Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Los Angeles, USA, California
9
Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, California, United States of America
10
Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lakeland, Florida, United States of America
11
Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Cole Statesville, North Carolina
12
Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Baltimore, USA, Dundalk
13
Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
South Gate, California, United States of America
14
Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lorain, Ohio, United States of America
15
Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
16
Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, La Palma
17
Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
California, United States of America
18
Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Liverpool, England
19
Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Edison, New Jersey, USA
20
Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama
21
Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
22
Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira
23
Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania
24
Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added Pasadena, California, United States of America
25
Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Aaron Homoki