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