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The Best Street Skaters of All Time 

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Updated December 2, 2019 4.4k votes 695 voters 14.3k views 45 items

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From the top pros of the '90s to today's young up and comers, the best street skaters of all time encompass all types of skateboarders. While skateboarding came to rise throughout the 1970s with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, and the rest of the Z Boys, it was until the '90s when street skating really began to take shape. In the years since, this side of skateboarding has progressed beyond any skater's belief. The top street skaters push the boundaries daily, from hitting the biggest handrails to charging the longest and tallest gaps. Names like Andrew Reynolds, Jamie Thomas, and Nyjah Huston all come to mind here, as they're some of the best skaters to ever hit the big stuff, as well as the best skateboarders of all time, period.

Of course, it's not all about the most stairs and longest rails. There's the technical side of street skating as well. Lucas Puig, Daewon Song, and Mike Mo Capaldi, among many others, have all proven themselves to be the most technical and skilled street skaters. Whether it's ledges and manual pads or gaps and rails, however, it's all street skateboarding. So, who are the best street skaters of all time? 

Check out the list of street skaters below and vote up the best of them. Feel free to add other skaters to the list, so long as they're primarily street skaters. 

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Rodney Mullen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
John Rodney Mullen (born August 17, 1966) is an American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, inventor, and public speaker who practices freestyle skateboarding and street skateboarding. He ...more

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Daewon Song is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Daewon Song
Daewon David Song (born February 19, 1975) is a Korean-born American professional skateboarder, recognized for his skillful technical street skateboarding. He is co-owner of Thank You ...more

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Nyjah Huston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Nyjah Huston
Nyjah Imani Huston (born November 30, 1994) is an American professional skateboarder and was the overall champion at the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) competition series in 2010, 2012, 2014, ...more

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Eric Koston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Eric Koston (born April 29, 1975) is an American professional skateboarder and company owner. He has been featured in the Tony Hawk's video game series, and the Electronic Arts (EA) video games ...more

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Andrew Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Andrew Reynolds (born June 6, 1978) is an American professional skateboarder known for co-founding Baker Skateboards in 2000 with artist Jay Strickland. He is now Baker Skateboard's sole owner. ...more

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Chris Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Chris Cole
Chris Cole (born March 10, 1982) is a professional skateboarder. As of June 2017, his sponsors are Plan B, Fallen Footwear, Monster Energy, Bones bearings, Cult Crew, Thunder, Spitfire, Reign ...more
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Paul Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Paul Martin Rodriguez Jr. (born December 31, 1984), also known by his nickname P-Rod, is an American professional street skateboarder and actor. Rodriguez has won a total of eight medals at the ...more
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Mark Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Mark Gonzales (born June 1, 1968), also known as "Gonz" and "The Gonz", is an American professional skateboarder and artist. He is known in the skateboarding world as a top ...more
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Chad Muska is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Chad Muska (born May 20, 1977) is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur. In November 2012, Skin Phillips, editor-in-chief of Transworld Skateboarding, described Muska as ...more

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Jamie Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Jamie Thomas
Jamie Thomas (born October 11, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder and skateboard industry entrepreneur. Thomas is the owner and founder of Zero Skateboards and Fallen Footwear, until ...more
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Geoff Rowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Geoffrey Joseph Rowley, Jr. (born 6 June 1976) is an English professional skateboarder, former co-owner of Flip Skateboards and owner of the Civilware Service Corporation. Rowley is a recipient ...more
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Tom Penny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Tom Penny
Tom Penny (born 13 April 1977) is a professional skateboarder from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK). As of January 2013, Penny is sponsored by the Flip skateboard deck brand and his ...more
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Chris Joslin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Chris Joslin is an American professional skateboarder from Cerritos, CA. He resides in San Clemente, CA and is currently sponsored by Plan B skateboards, Active Ride Shop, Etnies footwear, Bones ...more
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PJ Ladd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
PJ Ladd
Patrick John Ladd (born January 11, 1983), professionally referred to as PJ Ladd, is an American professional skateboarder whose stance is regular. Ladd was labelled an "east coast ...more
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Luan Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Luan Oliveira
Luan Vilanova de Oliveira better known as Luan de Oliveira (Porto Alegre , September 22 , 1990) is a Brazilian professional skateboarder. Oliveira rides for Flip Skateboards, Nike SB, Matriz ...more
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Shane O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
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Guy Mariano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Guy Mariano
Guy Mariano (born March 31, 1976) is a professional skateboarder who gained recognition at the age of fourteen for his video part in the Blind Skateboards video Video Days (1991).

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Ryan Sheckler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Ryan Allen Sheckler (born December 30, 1989) is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, and was the star of the MTV-produced reality television series Life of Ryan. Sheckler was ...more

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Ed Templeton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Ed Templeton (born July 28, 1972) is an American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer. He is the founder of the skateboard company, Toy Machine, a company that he ...more

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Jamie Foy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Jamie Foy is a regular-footed skateboarder from Deerfield Beach, FL and he currently resides in Long Beach, CA. Foy is sponsored by Diamond Footwear, Deathwish, Bones Swiss, Stance, Island Water ...more
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Heath Kirchart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
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John Cardiel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
John Joseph Cardiel (born December 14, 1973) is a professional skateboarder and snowboarder who has been a core member of the AntiHero Skateboards company since it was founded in 1995.
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Arto Saari is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Arto Saari (born November 9, 1981) is a Finnish professional skateboarder and photographer.

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Mike Carroll is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Michael Shawn Carroll (born August 24, 1975) is a professional skateboarder from Daly City, California, United States. He is the co-founder and vice-president of Girl Skateboards and the ...more

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Ray Barbee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Street Skaters of All Time
Ray Barbee
Ray Barbee (born 5 October 1971) is an American skateboarder from San Jose, California. He was one of the first skateboarders to bring freestyle/flatland tricks to street, technical ollie ...more