Greatest Street Skateboarders of All Time

The "best skateboarders" list, I think, is a horrible list, too many types of skaters, and bam and ryan sheckler are definatly where they shouldnt be, so I'm going to make the street skaters list, vert/pool skaters list, and alot of other lists, so be on the lookout.

The Top Ten

1 Rodney Mullen

Will always be number one.

Dude is legend

He invented todays skateboarding!
Look his videos and you'll know why he is Nr 1 off all time

The best! Freestyle skating and then turn into street skating! What the! It's a huge and hard transition! Razy talent!

2 P-Rod

p rod is street skater a hundred percent - ak47

Paul is just an all around amazing skateboarder. His style in my opinion looks effortless and simply amazing. Just wondering why is Mullen on this list? He's a freestyle skateboarder not street. Paul should be number one. Plus he has become a role model for many kids and teenagers now like me.

P-rod will always be a street skater you can't change him at all he is just to good so people who don't like him I hate cause he is the best skater in the world

P-Rod is just the best street skater. I am an 11 year old skater, and P-Rod was my inspiration on street skating. Tony Hawk is the best vert skater besides Shaun White.

3 Ryan Sheckler


Dude this is guy is unstoppable! He is the beast so just shut up and put him at fist place he obviously deserves it! So I mean go check out his videos and tell me if you voted right!

Definitely should be first. I understand rodney mullen is great but Sheckler was an inspiration to a lot of children who watched him go against adults and do better than them.

Sheckler winning the X-games at the age of 13! He can pull of tricks much more advanced then anyone on this list. He owns the kickflip for example his kickflip at Marblehead and the huge kickflip over fence, not forgeting his kickfliping 17 stairs. He is the most talented skateboarder of all time. Sheckler is street skating!

4 Nyjah Houston

Nobody can handle the rails like Nyjah. Nobody

Nyjah is definitely the best! He does tricks smoother than I walk...

He is the sickest guy ever, if you don't agree you are just plain dumb! Sorry for how badly I am writing its just I am trying to type as fast as I can because I am so in shock he is number 8. Nyjah is really really really good. Watch rise and shine, watch last call, watch him in contests which by the way he wins most of. People for some reason hate him when really people just hate skaters who were underrated and then become super famous

How is he not number one definitely the goat

5 Rob Dyrdek Rob Dyrdek Robert Stanley Dyrdek is an American professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star. He is best known for his roles in the reality shows Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.

His world is skateboarding. everything from business ventures to his foundation. His foundation the Rob Dyrdek Foundation builds skate parks for kid called "Safe-Spot-Skate-Spots" and holly hell he KICKFIPED A CAR!

Rob dyrdek is better than any other skater, no doubt about it. He is my idol, I want to aspire to be like rob dyrdek. He flipped a car! Name one other person who has flipped a car before. And he is also the only skater who goes around, spending lots of his own time & money to fix up skate parks for kids, out the goodness of his heart.

He is one of the best skaters I have seen, and love some of his videos personally I think he is one of the best and should be up there with rodney mullen and chris cole

He has some of the best tricks. I think he should be ahead of P-rod

6 Chris Cole

Rodney mullen is in a class all alone. PURE GENIUS!

His skateboarding is sick and he is seriously unstoppable. I am in love with him, he is so CUTE!

Chris cole is awesome he has more big air then mullen will ever have but mullen is pretty good but c, mon make some new tricks

Chris cole should be 1#. You messed this up. For vert I would say Bucky Lasek. Beast won the Maloof Money Cup '09. - BuckyLasek896

7 Torey Pudwill

T-puds is a beast I mean look up the big bang video on YouTube you will understand then...

Torey Pudwill being number 8? This guy is so sick such that he switched ollied over 8decks, now imagine he's regular ollie how high it's gonna be? T-Puds is beast, he Pops so high, I've never seen a skater who pops like him, never, and he's laser flips are so good, and he's really, really good at ledges, he's the best tech skater of all time. He's Plan B "True." Is so gnarly! This guy pops really High! And he's Big Bang video part? It's so dope, it's the best skate edit ever! He's certainly better than Nyjah and Chris Cole, so he should be in the top 3. And he's the God of kickflips, whether you like it or not, it's not a question, I'm not asking you, I'm telling you, he's the God of Kickflips, and that's a fact.

This guy is simply awesome. I love his Grizzly grip.

He's one of the sickest dudes out there

8 Luan Oliveira

Just watched him skat on YouTube boys got pop

Luan is the best, he wins tampa 2013!

Best ever skateboarding,2 champion sls

He's the best for sure

9 Eric Koston

He's one of my favorite pro skaters! HE ROck! - shosho

Miss watching him skate

"He rides clean makes everything look easy"...

Rodney mullen - LMB

He is my favorite street sk8er

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10 Daewon Song

How are all these other skaters (besides Rodney) ahead of Daewon?!?! All Time he should be #2. Right now he is at least top 3.

1 I think daewon song should be above chris cole cause chris cole basically copies everything daewon does like rly ne way no hate on chris he is a good skater but c'mon daewon skated with mullen and these guys are epic like he is way more excting to watch. Also P-Rod not tht fun to watch he is just rly tech with his tricks. Also there are so much skaters tht aren't included on this list it just seems like sum1 just looked at the Tony Hawk videogame and watched Lords of Dogtown and typed in the skaters they saw hahahahahahaha lolz - ballaboi17

Daewon Song is amazing! Mullen is also amazing, but he just annoys me when I watch him skate. Deawon just takes the hardest tricks, and makes them as smooth as butter. P rod IS boring, and Chris Cole's style doesn't seem as effortless as Daewon's. I actually think short skaters look smoother because of their lower center of gravity. All these other guys don't have the smooth/ difficult combo of tricks. Daewon should be #1 (for now)

Daewon should definitely be at the top of this list for his technical and graceful approach. Nobody compares to his ability and creativeness, for example; nobody utilizes as many objects to skate and yet make the tricks look so easy. Also, his ability to balance himself and pull off the tricks he does is unmatched. Unseen style of skating and a true original pioneer.


The Contenders

11 Shane O'Neill

Lands the most technical tricks I have ever seen #1 fo sho

Crazy good!

Definitely should be at least top 5. Never seen a skater so technical. And just a great personality all together

He's a sick skater with awesome tricks that he pulls off almost effortlessly, definitely one of the best

12 Chris Haslam

Haslam's an uber beast! he made up a brand new trick right on the spot! double fakie laser flip! only Haslam can do that!

HASLAM is hands down the #1 Street Champ now, and one only has to look at the team roster for Almost to see the two biggest legends of street (Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song) who selected him to ride for them. Haslam has sick style almost like he is the Idiot Savant (without being socially retarded like Rain Man) of Skateboarding. Talk about trick combos he is the King Ol' Elvis himself would get up off the pot to stand for Haslam when he rolls by.

He can shred like no other!

13 Bob Burnquist

He Is a Half-Pipe Skateboarder - oldfashionedmickeymousecol1995

Look at the xgames

14 Stevie Williams

One of the best ever! Straight from the ghettos of Philly. Best looking tricks of all time. Best manuals. Should be number 1.

He's skated the love park and he runs dgk skateboards

15 Andrew Reynolds


Baker3 with andrew was the craziest skating I've ever seen. Go reynolds and where the heck is john cardiel

One of the best stair/rail skaters of all time and truly a perfectionist! Makes tricks but if he feels like he blinked wrong, he'll just do it again. An artist of skateboarding.

Craziest skate footage I have ever seen in baker 3. Definitely one of the top skaters that ever lived.

16 Jereme Rogers

In my opinion, he was the best back in his day. Wish he wouldn't have retired his board. Still one of the greatest though!

This guy is so sick

17 Mike Mo Capaldi

I feel like he should be higher on this list. One of the best skaters period.

Mike mo is a beast when It comes to ledges. Not that many skaters can fakie fs crooks 360 flip out.

The guy is so cool

18 Lizard King

Complete insane. Lizard king a skate lunatic down for anything fool.

Lizard king is crazy good

Is a freak but truly amazing

Chicken bone nowison fool! Wassup haters!

19 Tony Hawk Tony Hawk Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk, is an American professional skateboarder, actor and owner of skateboard company Birdhouse. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 and for his licensed video game titles, published by Activision.

Wait a minute, this is a list of the best street skaters, why is tony on this list, he skates vert, but he;s number one in that

He is definitely not the best street skater because he doesn't skate street he skates bowl I think he is probably the best bowl skater

Guys where have you been we are talking about TONY HAWK the best skateboarder well in my mind muller rocks I can understand him being first but the other guys. tony should be 2 or 3.

Shouldn't be on this list. He's not a street skater.

20 Ryan Decenzo

Best ever

Decenzz is awesome, better than Sheckler!

He's the dave mirra of skateboarding I think he should be 2th after luan olivera kick it man

21 Bam Margera Bam Margera Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker, musician and television personality.
22 Geoff Rowley

I love rodney mullen but he's freestyle I know he invented street but he doesn't do handrails but geoff has and definitely the best style in street skateboarding by the way why in the hell is rob on this list he's not a real skater in my opinion

He's like the least scared of skating new spots

Watch more videos retard Mullen does rails & stairs maybe not as big as Rowley b/c He's a beast. I love both both Rowley & Mullen
And then throw in Haslam, Daewon & Jamie Thomas you got the Top 5 best street skaters in my book. Haslam, Daewon, & Mullen got your technical for miles, and the you got Rowley/Thomas for go big or go home baby!

23 Chaz Ortiz

What are you smokin chaz should be at number 2 maybe he doesn't ride for good companies but he's an amazing skater

Chaz Ortiz, the best pro skater ever, perfect land!

He is a beast and he should be in the top ten.

Chaz ortiz is the best pro skater

24 Brandon Biebel

Biebel is the Shi##. Boyz got verts to


25 Sean Malto

Yung gun

Malto makes everything seem so effortless when it's extremely hard he should be in the top 10

Malto is so sick and he is the most consistent skater

His noseblunts and crooks are savage

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26 Mark Gonzales

I always liked Natas better than the Gonz...but saying he's #26?

People are ignorant. One of the beat of all time...if not THE best.

Man Gonzalez the man, the legend.

Mark and Natas skated street together and were the first skaters ever to do tricks down handrails and flips down stairs and much, much more. Placing them in the 30's is downright disrespectful. Study and you shall learn!

Come on.. the gonz people

27 Chris Joslin

Should be #3 at least

Next Level

He's the most creative street skater in my opinion

He tre flipped the davis gap

28 Jamie Thomas

One of the best street skaters of all time. these kids haven't proved anything yet!

He's the risky skater ever also he's tricks are the cleanest

Judging by the eye test he's my pick

Very good at rails and one of the more modest skaters I've interviewed. He is also the head of a very good deck company [Zero] and shoes [fallen]

29 Tony Alva

Helped pioneer street skating.

TA is a legend and a pioneer. Not to mention still sk8ing.

30 Mike Vallely

The Best Style

Smooth at everything

31 Cory Duffel
32 Dustin Dollin

Dustin dollin is an absolute Aussie ledgend

33 Chad Muska

Chad has been around and no one can actually beet him when it comes to street skateing

Street dreams woo Rick flair

34 Nautus Kaupas

Rodney, Natas and Gonz that's the top 3 period... then everyone else, this list is ridiculous...imagine Natas and Gonz in their prime with today's boards forget about it, Rodney is in his 50s and still better then these young men in their prime...just saying

This guy was my inspiration as a spotty teenage skater back in the late 80's and early nineties. He was cool, had style and definitely pushed the envelope... Although looking back at some of the old footage, it does seem these kids have taken it all to another level. But creds to the Kaupas!

He was my teacher in the 80's

All these young boys forget they roots. Natas invented every trick in the book

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35 Nyjah Huston

The beeest ever

Nyjah is just awesome he has great style and technique I think he's better then Ryan sheckler. I don' know why he's not up there.

Why the hell is nyjah not up in top 10? he is really great at street

36 Chris Chann

He's moist.

Chris chann is an amazing skater he made me get back in to skate baording

He can Dragonflip so how is this dude at 70?

He has big pp

37 Jay Adams

He is skateboarding.

Jay adams all the way dude, street surfing is the way forward

38 PJ Ladd

Ladd at 38 shows that it's nothing but posers on this site. He could destroy Nyjah Huston in a game of SKATE (and he has) any day. You're stupid if you think Huston is better.

Wonderful horrible life get educated

Best part yet, 15 years ago.

He's 34...and still skates ledges as he did when younger. his wonderful life part STILL IS one of THE most technicall street skating parts of all time. Now he just skates for fun and even so, STILL giving us parts that blow our minds.

39 Aaron Kyro

Hi my name is aaron kyro I'm a professional skateboarder from the San Francisco Bay area

He’s funny and super positive

He is an amazing street skater, when it comes to manual pads I would consider him one of the best in the world

Hi I'm Aaron Kyro I'm a sponsored skater from the California Bay Area.

40 Antwuan Dixon

Christian Penn

My friend showed me him n he is rly steeze with every thing and his pop shuv-its (emphasis on the POP) get so much air

41 Matt Hensley

I met Matt Hensley at a show in Berkeley not only is he the best skater on erff also super nice guy

Matt did the most amazing street skating in the world! Please you guys! He was the best! Look at his footage!

Matt is the best street skater of all time! Hands down!

360 Ollie tail grab over a picnic table

42 Ray Barbie

So stylish, just looked so natural on a skateboard?

Amazing dude. Amazing skater

43 Christian Hosoi

The Legend of Skateboarding


He can do it all!

He can do it all.

44 Spencer Nuzzi

He is amazing at what he does the best SKATEBOARDING he might not be the best but he still has skill

He is my all time favourite skater and is so under-rated!

Way underrated. Dropped out of Birdhouse, and is under Mishka NYC but come on, Element? Plan B? This guy needs more recognition.

45 Michael Davis

he is rly sick like watch him on youtube like he is not even signed yet like dude is sick sum1 needs to sign him now like omg he is better than sum of the people on here. Rly creative, big wow factor, not tht amazing with his steeze but amazing vert tricks tho.

46 Jimmy Carlin
47 Tommy Sandoval
48 Louie Lopez

My favorite skater Louie Lopez should be top 10 awesome skills and a great personality.

49 Justin Figueroa
50 Frankie Hill

My favourite skater, grew up watching him, everything was big!

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