Top Ten Surfers
The Contenders: Page 2XW
I suppose I like this choice because it isn't just another dude with multiple worl championships. Plus, he really was (is) a freak talent. Perhaps the most innovative surfer ever in the water. I'd add Butch Van Artsdalen, Dane Kealoha and the entire Fletcher family to the list, along with Larry Bertleman. Kelly Slater is the most talented and the best in every condition though. Perhaps if Buttons had more focus and wasn't so far ahead of his time, he'd have ten world titles.
I lived and surfed northshore for 12 straight years, ask anyone who saw him in action (when he wasn't wasted)- the first driving backside 360, at pipe no less, the first real arial attack, vicious cutbacks, etc - yes bertleman was great but buttons was a the best ever for maybe 2 years... - 12ftgroundswell
The most innovative but sadly not well known surfer ever...
He gave a great contribute to develop surfing, and may be the surf today is what it is also thanks to him.
One of the greatest surfers ever amazing style him and joel are the two best ever
One of the only guys to beat Kelly
Mick is one of the best all time surfersV1 Comment
He has caught the biggest waves ever and is so rad!
Never been beaten on equal groundsV1 Comment
The future of modern day surfing. Combines progression with soul better than anybody.the Australian Kelly Slater. 2013 Hurley pro quarterfinal
He and Mike P. used to drive the east coast just looking for waves before money and politics ruined the sport.
Mike was the pride of the South Bay in the seventies with an attacking style and knack for creativity which set him apart from all other surfers in So Cal.
Great surfer unbelievable he should be in the top 10
One of the top surfers todayV1 Comment
Pioneered women's modern surfing!
She's Beautiful, graceful and can power SurfV1 Comment
I've seen lakey peterson 0 to 100 she rips
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