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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}
  • Malia Jones
    Malia Jones (born March 27, 1977) is an American model and surfer.
  • Alana Blanchard
    Alana Rene Blanchard (born March 5, 1990) is an American professional surfer and model.... more on Wikipedia
  • Bethany Hamilton

    Bethany Hamilton

    Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional surfer who... more on Wikipedia


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  • Kelly Slater
    Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jack Johnson
    Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Daize Shayne
    Daize Shayne is a surfer, recording artist and model. The two time world champion longboard... more on Wikipedia
  • Maya Gabeira
    Maya Reis Gabeira (born April 10, 1987) is a Brazilian big wave surfer.
  • Erica Hosseini
    Erica Hosseini is a professional surfer from Newport Beach, California.
  • Greg Cipes
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  • Lena Yada

    Lena Yada

    Lena Yada-Draiman (born November 12, 1978) is an American model, actress and professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Stacy Peralta (born October 15, 1957) is an American director and entrepreneur. He was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dave Kalama
    Dave Kalama is a big wave surfer/tow-in surfer, stand-up paddle (SUP) surfer and racer, surf... more on Wikipedia
  • Andy Irons
    Philip Andrew Irons (July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010) was an American professional surfer. ... more on Wikipedia
  • Jay Moriarty
    Jay Moriarty is an American surfer best known for his big-wave accomplishments.
  • Laird Hamilton
    Laird John Hamilton (born March 2, 1964) is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dean Morrison

    Dean Morrison

    Dean Morrison (born Dec 22, 1980) is a professional surfer from Tweed Heads, Australia.
  • Ashley Cheadle
    Ashley Cheadle is an Australian actress, surfer and singer, who lives in Australia . Cheadle's... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Foo
    Mark Sheldon Foo (February 5, 1958 – December 23, 1994) was a professional surfer. Foo drowned... more on Wikipedia
  • Koby Abberton

    Koby Abberton

    Koby Abberton (born 2 June 1979 in Maroubra, New South Wales), an Australian former... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob McTavish

    Bob McTavish

    Bob McTavish (born 1944 Mackay, Queensland) is an Australian surfboard designer who is often... more on Wikipedia
  • Victor Ribas

    Victor Ribas

  • Keala Kennelly

    Keala Kennelly

    Keala Kennelly (born August 13, 1978) is a professional surfer, DJ, and actress from Kauai,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sally Fitzgibbons
    Sally Fitzgibbons (born 19 December 1990) is an Australian professional surfer on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Clay Marzo
    Clay Marzo (born July 17, 1989) is an American professional surfer known for his unique... more on Wikipedia