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List of famous surfers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top surfers in the world? This includes the most prominent surfers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable surfers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic surfers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned surfers.

List features people like Lena Yada and Andy Irons.

From reputable, prominent, and well known surfers to the lesser known surfers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the surfer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous surfers ever?" and "What are the names of famous surfers?" then you're in the right place. (232 items)
Malia Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Malia Jones (born March 27, 1977) is an American model and surfer.
Alana Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990) is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour. Blanchard also designs and models Rip Curl swimwear, ...more
Bethany Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off but who ultimately returned to ...more

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Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author, actor, model, environmental activist, businessman, and innovator, best known for his unprecedented 11 ...more

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known ...more

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Daize Shayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Daize Shayne is a surfer, recording artist and model. The two time world champion longboard surfer was featured in Maxim and two issues of ReadyGo Magazine Japan in which she had 16 full-page ...more
Maya Gabeira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Maya Reis Gabeira (born April 10, 1987) is a Brazilian big wave surfer.
Erica Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Erica Hosseini is a professional surfer from Newport Beach, California.
Greg Cipes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Gregory Michael Cipes is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He was a cast member in the reality television program twentyfourseven, and had recurring roles in MDs and Peacemakers. His ...more

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Amy Cobb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Lena Yada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Lena Yada
Lena Yada-Draiman (born November 12, 1978) is an American model, actress and professional tandem surfer who is known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a backstage ...more
Stacy Peralta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Stacy Peralta (born October 15, 1957) is an American director and entrepreneur. He was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the Zephyr Competition Team, also known as the ...more

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Dave Kalama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Dave Kalama is a big wave surfer/tow-in surfer, stand-up paddle (SUP) surfer and racer, surf and SUP board shaper, windsurfer, outrigger canoe racer, private adventure guide, and celebrity ...more
Andy Irons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Philip Andrew Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was an American professional surfer. Irons originally began surfing with his brother Bruce on the shallow and dangerous waves of Kauai, ...more

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Jay Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Jay Moriarty is an American surfer best known for his big-wave accomplishments.
Laird Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Laird John Hamilton (born March 2, 1964) is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. He is married to Gabrielle Reece, a ...more

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Dean Morrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Dean Morrison
Dean Morrison (born Dec 22, 1980) is a professional surfer from Tweed Heads, Australia.
Ashley Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Ashley Cheadle is an Australian actress, surfer and singer, who lives in Australia . Cheadle's has acted in many independent films, many of which have received international attention, her ...more
Mark Foo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Mark Sheldon Foo (February 5, 1958 – December 23, 1994) was a professional surfer. Foo drowned while surfing at Mavericks, Half Moon Bay, California.
Koby Abberton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Koby Abberton
Koby Abberton (born 2 June 1979 in Maroubra, New South Wales), an Australian former professional surfer, is a member of the Australian surf gang, the Bra Boys. He rose to local prominence in ...more
Bob McTavish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Bob McTavish
Bob McTavish (born 1944 Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian surfboard designer who is often credited with the invention of the V-bottom surfboard and was one of a number of pioneering ...more
Victor Ribas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Surfers
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Keala Kennelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Keala Kennelly
Keala Kennelly (born August 13, 1978) is a professional surfer, DJ, and actress from Kauai, Hawaii. After spending a decade ranked in the top 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), ...more
Sally Fitzgibbons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Sally Fitzgibbons (born 19 December 1990) is an Australian professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour (2009–2013). In June 2019, she was ranked No. 1 in women's ...more
Clay Marzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Clay Marzo (born July 17, 1989) is an American professional surfer known for his unique "double-jointed" style of turns and spins. He was raised in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii where he ...more