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List of Famous Surfers

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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. {#nodes}
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