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
115 39
Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Gainesville

2
96 43
Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Carlsbad, California, United States of America

3
54 30
Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
41 20
Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
South Gate, California, United States of America

5
45 24
Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea

6
40 20
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
54 32
Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Nyjah Huston Davis, California, United States of America

8
37 18
Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Portland, Oregon, USA

9
38 19
Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Florida, Lakeland

10
38 20
Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Los Angeles, USA, California

11
37 21
Steve Caballero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, USA, California

12
34 19
Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bangkok, Thailand

13
37 23
Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, Santa Monica

14
27 16
Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lorain, Ohio, USA

15
25 16
Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania

16
27 19
Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
California, United States of America

17
28 20
Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

18
18 11
Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Liverpool, England

19
24 17
Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Joslin

20
20 14
Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added USA, Pasadena, California

21
23 17
Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Aaron Homoki

22
30 24
Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Baltimore, USA, Dundalk

23
21 16
Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

24
25 20
Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira

25
18 13
PJ Ladd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
PJ Ladd USA, Massachusetts, Rockland

26
19 15
John Cardiel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
San Jose, California, United States of America

27
18 14
Ed Templeton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Garden Grove, California, United States of America

28
16 12
Mike Carroll is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, California, San Francisco

29
15 11
Mike Mo Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Mo Capaldi

30
19 17
Jamie Foy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Foy

31
13 11
Dylan Rieder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Dylan Rieder

32
13 11
Arto Saari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Seinäjoki, Finland

33
10 8
Torey Pudwill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Torey Pudwill Simi Valley, California, United States of America

34
27 26
Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
La Palma, California, United States of America

35
14 13
Jason Dill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jason Dill

36
13 12
Tom Penny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tom Penny Dorchester, United Kingdom

37
14 14
Marc Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

38
14 14
Heath Kirchart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
USA, Santa Ana, California

39
10 10
Mark Appleyard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Appleyard Oakville, Canada

40
10 10
Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Grant Taylor Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

41
10 10
Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Colin McKay Saskatchewan, Canada

42
9 9
Guy Mariano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Guy Mariano United States of America

43
8 8
Pat Duffy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Pat Duffy USA, California

44
13 14
Ishod Wair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ishod Wair

45
13 14
Evan Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Evan Smith

46
10 13
Elissa Steamer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Elissa Steamer Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

47
8 11
Lucas Puig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lucas Puig France

48
9 13
Anthony Van Engelen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Anthony Van Engelen USA, California, San Diego

49
8 12
Louie Lopez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Louie Lopez

50
8 12
Jerry Hsu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jerry Hsu San Jose, California, United States of America