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

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Tony Hawk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tony Hawk USA, Carlsbad, California

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Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Paul Rodriguez Los Angeles, California, Contiguous United States

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Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Daewon Song Seoul, South Korea

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Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Gonzales South Gate, California, United States of America

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

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Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Cole Statesville, North Carolina, United States of America

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Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Andrew Reynolds USA, Florida, Lakeland

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John Cardiel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
John Cardiel San Jose, California, United States of America

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Bob Burnquist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Bob Burnquist Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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Tony Alva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tony Alva USA, California, Santa Monica

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Lance Mountain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added Lance Mountain USA, Pasadena, California

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Natas Kaupas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Natas Kaupas Lithuania

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Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Eric Koston Bangkok, Thailand

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17 7
Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Thomas Dothan, Alabama, United States of America

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23 13
Bucky Lasek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Abraham added Bucky Lasek Dundalk, Baltimore, Maryland

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12 3
Mike Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Carroll USA, California, San Francisco

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19 10
Mike Vallely is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Vallely Edison, New Jersey, United States of America

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Danny Way is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Danny Way Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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13 5
Jason Dill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jason Dill

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Ed Templeton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ed Templeton Garden Grove, California, United States of America

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16 8
Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chad Muska Lorain, Ohio, USA

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17 9
Christian Hosoi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Christian Hosoi California, United States of America

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Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ryan Sheckler La Palma, California, United States of America

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12 5
Heath Kirchart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Heath Kirchart USA, Santa Ana, California

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17 10
Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Luan Oliveira

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15 9
Jamie Foy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jamie Foy

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12 7
Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Geoff Rowley Liverpool, England

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9 4
Colin McKay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Colin McKay Saskatchewan, Canada

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11 7
Marc Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Marc Johnson USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem

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10 6
Mike Mo Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mike Mo Capaldi

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9 5
Mark Appleyard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Mark Appleyard Oakville, Canada

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14 11
Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Chris Joslin

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14 11
Aaron Homoki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Aaron Homoki

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10 7
Arto Saari is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Arto Saari Seinäjoki, Finland

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8 5
Guy Mariano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Guy Mariano United States of America

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10 8
Evan Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Evan Smith

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8 6
Grant Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Grant Taylor Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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8 6
Jerry Hsu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Jerry Hsu San Jose, California, United States of America

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7 5
Torey Pudwill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Torey Pudwill Simi Valley, California, United States of America

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6 4
Pat Duffy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Pat Duffy USA, California

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9 8
Tom Penny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Tom Penny Dorchester, United Kingdom

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9 8
PJ Ladd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
PJ Ladd USA, Massachusetts, Rockland

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9 8
Ishod Wair is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Ishod Wair

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8 7
Anthony Van Engelen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Anthony Van Engelen USA, California, San Diego

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7 7
Louie Lopez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Louie Lopez

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3 4
Jeff Phillips is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Scottyn added Jeff Phillips

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5 7
Salman Agah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Salman Agah United States of America

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5 7
Lucas Puig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skateboarders Of All Time
Lucas Puig France