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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 Malia Jones is an American model and surfer.

Alana Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Alana Blanchard Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour, though she has indicated she may take a break from competitive surfing in 2015. ...more

Bethany Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Bethany Hamilton Bethany Meilani Hamilton Dirks, better known simply as Bethany Hamilton, is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately ...more

Kelly Slater is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Kelly Slater 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 ...more

Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Jack Johnson Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the folk rock, soft rock, and ...more

Daize Shayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Daize Shayne 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 Gabeira Maya Gabeira is a professional big wave surfer from Brazil.

Erica Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Erica Hosseini Erica Hosseini is a professional surfer from Newport Beach, California.

Greg Cipes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Greg Cipes Gregory Michael Cipes is an American voice and film actor. He is also a singer, musician, composer, and professional surfer.

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 is an American model, actress and professional tandem surfer who is known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment as a backstage interviewer, valet and professional wrestler on ...more

Stacy Peralta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Stacy Peralta Stacy Peralta is an American director and entrepreneur. He was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the professional skateboarding group, the Z-Boys.

Dave Kalama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Dave Kalama David H. Kalama Jr. is a surfer.

Andy Irons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Andy Irons Andy Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was a professional surer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Kauai, Hawaii, and won three world titles ...more

Jay Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Jay Moriarty 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 Hamilton Laird Hamilton 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 professional volleyball ...more

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 Ashley Cheadle is an Australian Actress, Surfer, Model, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s through her professional surfing and modeling activities. Cheadle's pop-culture popularity led ...more

Mark Foo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Mark Foo Mark Sheldon Foo 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, an Australian former professional surfer, is a member of the Australian surf gang, the Bra Boys. He rose to local prominence in 2006, when he was found guilty of perverting the ...more

Bob McTavish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Bob McTavish Bob McTavish is an Australian surfboard designer who invented the V-bottom surfboard and is considered instrumental in the development of shortboard surfing.

Victor Ribas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Victor Ribas

Keala Kennelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Keala Kennelly Keala Kennelly is a professional surfer, surfer DJ, and actress from Kauai, Hawaii. After spending a decade ranked in the top 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour, Kennelly took a break from ...more

Sally Fitzgibbons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Sally Fitzgibbons Sally Fitzgibbons is an Australian professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour. She was born in Gerroa, NSW Australia, on 19 December 1990.

Clay Marzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Clay Marzo Clay Marzo is a professional surfer known for his unique "double-jointed" style of turns and spins. He was raised in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii where he currently resides. Marzo has been ...more

David Carson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Surfers
David Carson David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the ...more

Don Stroud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Don Stroud Donald Lee "Don" Stroud is an American actor and surfer who appeared in many films in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and has starred in over 100 films and 175 television shows to date.

Brian Keaulana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Brian Keaulana Brian Keaulana is a surfer, actor and stunt performer.

Gerry Lopez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Gerry Lopez Gerry Lopez is an actor.

C. J. Hobgood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Surfers
C. J. Hobgood C.J. is an Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championshipsurfer. C.J. has a twin brother, Damien Hobgood, who both compete in the East.C.J. entered his first surfing contest in ...more

Doc Paskowitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Doc Paskowitz Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz was an American surfer and physician, who gave up practicing medicine for a living and decided to become a professional surfer. In 1972, he founded a surf camp ...more

Brad Gerlach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Brad Gerlach Brad Gerlach is an American professional surfer. He first qualified as a seed for the ASP World Tour in 1986. In 1991, Gerlach got very close to winning a World Title,winning in Australia's Coke ...more

Rob Machado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Rob Machado Robert Edward Machado is an Australian-born American professional surfer from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a community in Encinitas, California. Machado attended San Dieguito High School, and is known ...more

Mick Fanning is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Mick Fanning Michael Eugene "Mick" Fanning, nicknamed "White Lightning", is an Australian professional surfer and triple world champion. Fanning won the 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World

Taylor Knox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Taylor Knox Taylor Knox is an American professional surfer. He is currently retired from the ASP World Tour. Knox was born in Thousand Oaks, California and began surfing at 8 years old. He moved with his ...more

Cory Lopez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Cory Lopez Cory Lopez is an elite professional surfer born on March 21, 1977 in Dunedin, Florida, USA. Lopey is his preferred nickname. Cory has been a top ranked contender on the ASP World Surfing circuit ...more

John Philbin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Surfers
John Philbin John Philbin is an American surfer who has appeared in television and film. John first began acting in high school, around the same time he began surfing. Choosing acting over wrestling, John ...more

Shaun Tomson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Shaun Tomson Shaun Tomson is a South African professional surfer and former world champion, environmentalist, actor, author and businessman.

Dewey Weber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Dewey Weber David Earl Weber, known as Dewey Weber, was an American surfer. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he stood out for his unique surfing style. Out of the water, he became a national yo-yo champion, ...more

Chris Ward is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Chris Ward Chris Ward (born December 11, 1978) is an American professional surfer. He first joined the ASP World Championship Tour in 2005.

Leroy Grannis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Leroy Grannis LeRoy "Granny" Grannis was a veteran photographer. His portfolio of photography of surfing and related sea images from the 1960s enjoys a reputation that led The New York Times to dub ...more

Woody Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Woody Brown Woodbridge "Woody" Parker Brown was an American surfer and watercraft designer best known for inventing the modern catamaran. He was also instrumental in promoting the growth of ...more

Carissa Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Carissa Moore Carissa Kainani Moore is a Hawaiian surfer and the 2011 and 2013 ASP Women's World Tour Champion. As of July 2011, Moore has won 6 ASP Women's World Tour events, 2 ASP WQS 6-Star events and an ...more

Taj Burrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Taj Burrow Taj Burrow is an Australian retired professional surfer. Burrow was born in Yallingup, Western Australia to American parents and began surfing at age 7. In 1998 he qualified for the ASP World ...more

Sunny Garcia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Sunny Garcia Sunny Garcia is a professional surfer. He grew up in Wai'anae and, after leaving school, debuted on the 1986 Gotcha Pro at Sandy Beach, Oahu, beating the 1984 champ Tom Carroll. His top surfing ...more

Jeff Clark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Jeff Clark Jeff Clark is one of the most noteworthy and respected big-wave surfers, famous for surfing Mavericks alone for 15 years before it was widely discovered by the big-wave surfing community, ...more

David Carson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Surfers
David Carson

George Greenough is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Surfers
George Greenough George Greenough is an innovative surfer and cinematographer from Santa Barbara, California who now resides in Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. He was born to a wealthy family but ...more

Tom Curren is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Tom Curren Tom Curren is an American surfer. He was born to father Pat and mother Jeanine. His brother Joe is also a professional surfer and popular photographer and he also has a sister named Anna. Curren ...more

Joel Parkinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Surfers
Joel Parkinson Joel Parkinson is an Australian surfer who competes on the ASP World Tour. After twelve years competing at the elite level on the ASP World Championship Tour, a stretch that saw him win eleven ...more