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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.

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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
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Malia Jones is an American model and surfer. ...more

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Alana Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Surfers
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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. Blanchard is also involved in designing Rip Curl bikinis. Blanchard is friends with fellow surfer Bethany ...more

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Bethany Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Surfers
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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 returned to—and was victorious in—professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 ...more

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

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