Famous Male Surfers

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This list of famous male surfers, ranked by their level of prominence, includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest male surfers list contains the most prominent famous surfers and top males known for being the best at catching waves. You might even catch these popular surfers at the world's best surfing beaches or the coolest U.S. surfing spots. There are thousands of male surfers and guys who love to surf throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic surfers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a surfer then the best surfers and other famous surfer dudes below should give you inspiration.

Among the big surfer names listed here are Kelly Slater, Duke Kahanamoku, Miki Dora, and many additional professional surfers as well. Featuring 80s surfers, popular surfers from California, and your favorite Aussie surfers, this list has them all! 

Who are the most famous male surfers? Who are the best male surfers? While this isn't a list of all male surfers, it goes beyond just the top 10 surfers and provides all kinds of information about famous guys who surf, including famous Hawaiian surfers, famous Australian surfers, and more.


Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Robert Kelly Slater is a Floridian professional surfer known for his competitive prowess and style. He has been crowned ASP World Tour Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles in 1994–98. He is the youngest and the oldest to win the title. Upon winning his 5th world title in 1997, Slater passed Australian surfer Mark Richards to become the most successful champion in the history of the sport. In 2007 he also became the all-time leader in career event wins by winning the Boost Mobile Pro event at Lower Trestles near San Clemente, California. The previous record was held by Slater's childhood hero, three-time world champion Tom Curren. After earlier being awarded the title ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America

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Greg Cipes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Gregory Michael Cipes is an American voice and film actor. He is also a singer, musician, composer, and professional surfer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America

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Stacy Peralta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Stacy Peralta is an American director and entrepreneur. He was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the professional skateboarding group, the Z-Boys. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 61

Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Miki Dora is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Surfers
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Miki "Da Cat" Dora, a.k.a. Mickey Dora, a.k.a. "The Black Knight," was an iconic Malibu surfer of the 1950s and 1960s. He had a unique style, in and out of the water, and was generally considered rather iconoclastic. He is featured in the seminal surf movie The Endless Summer, and is credited in several beach party films - specifically Beach Party, Surf Party, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo, Ski Party and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1934-2002)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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