Top Ten Skateboarders

The Top Ten

1 Rodney Mullen

This guys tricks are absolutely insane. He is by far better than Tony Hawk and all other skateboarders!

I voted mullen the best because he is, but to not even have Cardiel in the top ten? You guys all must have been born in 1994.

He made almost every free style skate trick today and his boards are the best

He invented the magic flip or as we'll call it now kickflip

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2 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.

he is the only one ho can do a 900.
i like him better than Rodney Mullen.
he is NR.1 now, later an always!

I used to like him but he is not that good anymore. He is good at vert skating but not at street. And he is not the only one who can do a 900 he was the first one to do it.

Tony Hawk rocks! No one messes with the Hawk! He is my FAVORITE skater ever, because HE was the first sk8er to do a 360 DEGREE flip. He is awesome, and I like him. Dark sk8ter

He is so awesome he makes rodney look like a idiot

Tony hawks a legend he is the king of it he is history

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3 Ryan Sheckler

The way he is pulling the backflip trick is so great! He is making it look so smooth

He does many amazing tricks and his video is epic

Have you ever watched his videos this guy is crazy

Been watching him skate forever always impressive

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4 Paul Rodriguez/P-Rod

P Rod is the best at manual, nollie, boardslide- need I say more?! Plan be the best!

P-rod should be the best if anyone says p-rod sucks I will hate them forever. I don't no why he is 6 he should be number 1! I hate everyone who says he sucks I mean why do people not like him like they did a couple years ago.

P-rod is the best and the should be the number 1. He will top ryan sheckler but people only like him cause he is young. P-rod is so good that nobody can describe how he skates. He's the one how made me want to skate.

Paul Rodriguez/P-Rod es el mas chingooon

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5 Nyjah Huston

Sick, the kid is sick. He would be in the top 5 very soon. He has a great future ahead and he could reach even higher than he already has.

This kid is only like 14 or 13 and he is already has a lot of sponsorships

Nyjah Huston makes me go skateboarding after I watch his videos. Anything to say? I mean he's so young and I think he'll be the best skateboarder in the whole universe.

He is sick and can do some crazy tricks at 13 or 14 I love Nyjah

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6 Chris Cole

He is in a level just for himself, both for consistency and variety, respects to Mullen and Hawk and everyone else but this guy has the tricks, the style and the attitude.

Chris Cole is my favorite skater ever he makes his trick look so easy and he lands at least 70 percent of them. Cole is the best


Chris Cole is a two time Thrasher Skater of the Year, he is one out of two skaters that have won TSOTY

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7 Danny Way

Danny way only the the best skaters ever he is the best
the best I tell you the best.
he jumped the great wall and dose amazing grinds

Come on people! He jumped the great wall, lipped the hard rock hotel guitar, landed the first 900 (tony hawk was only the first in competition), and holds the world record for highest air. - anthonymcfadden

Danny is a lot better than most skaters

He is simply the best. Danny way rulez!

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8 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.

Rob = Such an inspiration to so many people this kid is HILARIOUS I love Fantasy Factory so much show and him just make my day! - Billiejoeisagod

I would like to meet you. I watch rob dyrdek fantasy factory you're the best skater in the world yo

Rob dyrdek is high spireted and so full of energy that he takes the frustration out of skating and shows it can get you somewhere in life other than just a hobby

He is the best skater to me

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9 Bam Margera Bam Margera Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker, musician and television personality.

Grew up on Bam!

He awesome
So very awesome, he is my idol so I vote him, and his tricks was dangerous, skateboarding around his house, in the roof of their house, like a stunt man, bam margera should be at ryan sheckler's place.. He's my number 3

ya he is awesome I like his style he makes every trick look easy

Bam is arrogant towards skaters I have seen him in person and so have many of my fellow skaters he deserves recognition but never applause ryan sheckler puts him to shame and so does chris cole. If you feel bam is a good skater cool I think he is a bit of a joke rate for him should be 10 just for how he treats people.

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10 Eric Koston


Is very good

People from africa look kinda black

Rodney Mullen is the god of skateboarding and Bam Margera is good but maybe doesn't deserve a spot in the top ten and tony hawk could do any trick that you ask. Rodney Mullen invented more than the ollie look up some of his videos then tell me he isn't a good skater

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The Contenders

11 Chris Haslam

Chris Haslam is not just a skateboarder, he is a trick creator! He should be at TOP 5, not at 10th Place. I just don't know why much skaters rate his tricks has stupid tricks, he rocks!

Should be around where c cole is, he has the most unique tricks (like the dolphin flip)
And skates everything. - arabhomie68

Has a good attitude when being around fans. He takes the time to get out into the community, and share a good experience.

Chris Haslam is the re-incarnation of Mullen, he'll that's probably why he chose Haslam to be on the Almost Team. His style is just so fluid the way he incorporates all aspects of whatever terrain he is riding. You will never see any herky-jerky movements of him sticking a landing. Haslam is always consistent and inventive and that's why is style is so unique. He is just like a giant bearded snowflake 100% original.

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12 Torey Pudwill

amazing! he skates like mad! He is one of the best Skateboarders of this world. He was born on a skateboard man!

This guy is awesome! Best skater I know except rodney mullen. Won the tampa pro!

Torey is sick as not the best but should be like 14 or 15 definitely better then Bam and Tony Alva. His big bang video is tight. Whenever you see him in team vids its him and p rod who are the gnarliest

Torey Pudwill created of grizzly grip tape how is the dude DOWN HERE this is Just boggiest guy is a boss, he does a lot of like switch grinds (example he's doing a board slide goes to crooked grind or something like that. )

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13 Bob Burnquist

Best ever

Best ever

The best skater ever! The most creative and risk-taker ever! No one has more medals in X-Games! People put him behind other guys because they don't know the history. He's the Kelly Slater of skateboard!

How the hell is Bob Burnquist all the way down here... the guy is straight up amazing.

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14 Daewon Song

Daewon is a great skater.

This guy will skate anything

Daewon might be the best ever lol this list is bogus

Daewon is just a smooth fun imaginative talented boarder.

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15 Chad Muska

How is he not higher on the list he is one of the best street skaters out there, who else can ride a skateboard on its side.

He was my idol growing up. He should be top 10

The dude is a boss. He can land the same trick as anybody but the landing is 10 times cleaner

He is the best I like when he was wit c1rca

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16 Mike Vallely

Mike V. Is a hardcore skater I wouldn't recommend messing with him

Mike V is an amazing pro skater 9th is not the right place for him mike's around the world trick is stunning and sick have you ever seen him skate

Mike v is the best skater out there and is the one who inspired me to skate may I mention that I am about to get sponsored by world industries

Why the heck is the best skateboarder 16th come on he should be above danny way and all those worse skateboarders not that danny way is a bad skateboarder infact he's quite good he's just not as good as mike vallely. Mike v is definitely better than rob dyrdek.

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17 Mark Gonzales

Sick sick sick

Anybody who's over 20 and knows anything about skating would say gonz was number one. He's the most influential skateboarder of all time and he rode like the board was literally part of him when he was born. you ask any pro skater who's the greatest Street skater of all time and they're going to say Gonz. him and Mullen are number one and two.

Hey twelve-year-olds, stop commenting. Gonz is top 5 all-time easy and him and Mullen are the greatest Street skaters of all time. It's not even close. sad to see people voting name recognition from who they know from T.V.

How is he not in the top ten? He is inspirational! A true legend. It just doesn't make sense! Krooked for the win!

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18 Andrew Reynolds

Best ever

Why the Boss don't have a comment yet? And he is not only capable to ollie the bunch of stairs or a 15 feet gap but he is doing nollie kickflips or some other stuff that Sheckler and the rest of that extra-overrated bunch at the top of that list (not to mention Cole, cause he's really awesome, and the duo Mullen/Hawk were great... in the 80s) can only dream of. Look at his Birdhouse "The End" part or "Stay Gold" part to see what the real skateboarding is.

He's the best

did nobody see the biggest kickflip known to man?
nobody but the BOSS HIMSELF could do that

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19 Bucky Lasek

He is one of the most talented Skateboarders you will ever meet. He is sponsored by many companies and is great in bowl

This guy was in the first tony hawk game

Bucky is awesome I saw him in oc and he was ripping the bowl up

Bucky wins everything these days.

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20 Lizard King

Hardest chalenge on skate 3 he is a human beast

He is SICK. He skates like a mad woman. Go death wish. Mike plumb rocks

Totally awesome! Freaky and extreme!

What's lizard king doing way down here he should be in the top ten by a mile

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21 Christopher Chann

OH MY... What bull. Out with that dude. That he is even in the list is insulting to all skateboarders

He does some crazy ass trick variations he should be at least a lot closer to number 1

Why is this kid at 22nd are you kidding? That dragon flip was mad, by far mine and many others favourite skater. His flat ground skills are insane, and not even a pro!

Should be number 1

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22 Tony Alva

Alva 19? The skateboarding world today is a sad place bam is 5 and alva is 19? What

Alva IS Skateboarding. He is the absolute 1st Rock Star of Skateboarding. That is FACT. 27? Get outta here with that.

This guy was the best of all time hands down

What? He basically invented vert/pool skateboarding!

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23 CJ Collins


Hi woodward show is life

I love this kid he skates with the style of a grown man. Yet he is only 13 years old. - XxViperElitexX

This kid is phenomenal at skateboarding for him to be only 13 - XxViperElitexX

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24 Terry Kennedy

Terry kennedy is suppose to be one of the top 10 in the list if you see he does more stunts than nyjah huston himself

The best grinder I've seen till now

Where is chris joslin

He just plain sucks

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25 Sean Malto

he's awesome. does some awesome grinds. tre flips huge gaps

He is just awesome. He is the one who can do tricks very well like the kickflip. I don't care what you think but he is best

He is handsome. And he's such a great skater

So much style with this guy, should be much higher on the list

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26 Felipe Gustavo

He is one of the best skateboarders alive he should be in the top 10 if not in the top 5

Felipe is insane he's amazing should be in at least the 20's!

Should be in the top 15 to be honest

27 Chaz Ortiz

He has the best backside flips and grinds ever! His kickflip back smiths are like butter!

He is the best skater alive he should at least top P. Rod he has won 2 dew tours one when he was 14 2nd when 16 and has always been in the street league championship and finals he's really nice freindly and P. Rod sucks he's never been close too winning the street league but chaz is different he is a skateboarder at will! Love him

This guy should be in the top10 he won the dew cup before he was even pro and just came out with a part that is way better than anything on Ladd or rob dyrdek has ever out out

YO! chaz ortiz at least tops daewon song, chaz is so down with his boarding he can't be stopped!

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28 Shane O'Neill

He won a street league competition against Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, and many other Top-Rated pros in the game.

He can do some very crazy tricks and he won a street league against too big skaters

He won Street league against sheckler, p rod, cole, ortiz, and many others.

One of the only SLS skaters to get a 9.9. Him being down here is a disgrace

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29 PJ Ladd

PJ Ladd is a very good skater and he to has won some S-K-A-T-E games

Smooth and good lines


I think pj Ladd is the best he is good at skate

30 Shane Cross

How is he not even on this list? He is amazing! Nosegrind el toro for the win! RIP Shane, If ali boulula is on here so should shane!

Best pool skater ever... he's been skating since the beginning -

Badass skater R.I. P

Nosegrind el toro, Blunts, Noseslides, 5-0's, this guy has it all!

How is he just 69? Who is Rune Glifberg? Shane should be at least in top 10, and is still considered one of the best street skaters. Half a million views on YouTube!

31 Stevie Williams

Stevie Williams is a great skater and one of favs if not my favorite, his manuals are just amazing and totally has helped black skateboarders rise up but if he wasn't on the list I would have voted for R. Mullen. Tony Hawk may have hit the 900 but don't forget who made the ollie and was nicknamed ollie a. k. a Rodney Mullen Duhhh first person to do one on land and created like most of the skateboarding tricks we do today anyway! - ballaboi17

Stevie rides for DGK and this boi can do some sick tricks

Stevie williams rocks he's so good in pop shuve it!

32 Leo Romero

Search this kid because after you watch and video of him he will definitely be your new favorite skateboarder. And rodney mullen was good when such a thing as a hand rail didn't exist. LEO ROMERO was VOTED best skateboarder of the decade by THRASHER MAGAZINE. -------NOW GO AND WATCH A VIDEO OF HIM!

Great all around. Top 10 at least! Sick team too.
This list to me is a popularity contest. Mike v shouldn't even be in the top 20

33 Jason Dill

Super badass, rips it up. The best!

So sick, super original style

Awesome owner and came up with the best team. Watch his mindfield part

34 Dustin Dollin

He is one of the best skater in Baker so I think he should be in number 16.

He is one of he best

He is awesome and he's from sydney in Australia also his sponsered by vans

Sickass guy looks like a phsyopath

35 David Gonzalez

the best

This skater is the best he rips up the competition whenever he competes. he's great. exciting and bad to the bone.

David Gonzalez skates perfectly. He falls so well. and gracefully. this kid is the best skater... in the world.

David Gonzalez looks like a girl. but skates like a DEMON!

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36 Andy Macdonald

He has the most x games gold medals, enough said

One of the smartest skaters ever... He wears pads

One of the better vert skaters.

37 Aaron Jaws Homoki

The biggest balls in the world

He's not afraid of any height. He's crazy, and that's why he's one of the best.

He is a high flyer and can do almost any trick like Nyjah Huston but what makes him a great skater is that he never gave up and doesn't show off to people he is the true skater

Jaws is way better because he ollied the infamous lyon 25! id like to see hawk or mullen do that

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38 Jereme Rogers

Jerome was one of he best back in the day and should be higher up on the list. It's a list of all skaters, not current and he is the switch master!

This guy is ahead of Geoff rowley?! Lolwut? I guess it just goes to show this list is bull...

39 Mark Appleyard

Him and his style are just sick. Font think he should be number one, but he deserves better then 33. He should at least be in the top 20.

40 Geoff Rowley

Rodney Mullen should be up there, but Tony shouldn't cause he didn't invent skateboarding, alva, cabellaro, and mountain and some other 70s skates did. Every skater with a tv show doesn't belong, except the sheckler that actually skates. Then the obvious Chris Cole, koston, the 90s legends, and ROWLEY. best foreign skater ever. Should be in top ten for an actual reason.

I'm from liverpool so is he I have a flip so does he, he is awesome he's got his own type of board he recently brought out its in rampworx a big skatepark / shop in liverpool geoff rowley rocks!

Geoff is awesome, he is bare good and he also created flip along with tom penny! He really is a skilled skater and any one should be as good as him I know because I am him

Should be much higher. In skating and in life I find myself saying, what would rowley do? Burn it down, that's what!

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41 Cory Kennedy

Cory kennedy is the sickest pro skater ever, he always does the sickest tricks, he should at least be the third best skater in the top 10

This guy is sick should be in top 20 definitely will cory kennedy for life

Low key, but awesome dude, and totally underrated skater. Subtle and creative.

Favorite skater every defiantly should be in top 20, such insane tricks

42 Mike Carroll

MIke Carrol should be listed in the top poeple are nuts!

What happened to you! He's one of the greatest! In ninetys he change all skateboard way of life!

He is really good at skateboarding

I like it when he fails he's on hall of meat a lot and I like his manuals

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43 Colin McKay

He does vert skating and street skating. -

He was a good skateboarder. Frankie hill was also so good. Old school skateboarders great. We really missed them al

44 Spencer Nuzzi


Spencer nuzzi is awesome why is he 76

He should be in top 10

You are the best

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45 Luan Oliveira


The best technical skateboarder of this generation, crazy that he's not in the top 15 or even at least 20

How is he in 46, you guys need to check out his 9 club replays...

Should be top 3 forsure

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46 Natas Kaupas

Natas Kaupas 48th...whoever said that needs a restraining order from the sport, the skaters and every set of trucks and bearing on this planet. Get away from the industry

Four Words: He invented street skating. Enough said.

He in voted the hello

Don't Comply

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47 Damonte Tillman

He is a really down to earth and otherwise than skill a pretty cool dude

He is so good my faverate skater and he iis good at eaating chicken he has the world best style and can do like every trick.

48 Jay Adams

The Heart and Soul of Skateboarding.. Without Jay we would not have all of the skaters we have today, did not skate for fame and fortune just for the pure love of it..

Are you kidding? Jay Adams is the embodiment of skateboarding. Modern skateboarding would not be as it is today without him. Plus he really brought in that punk crazy vibe that really transformed skateboard culture.

One of the fathers of creative skateboarding, looking around you and using the terrain, forever my favourite

Jay is in that place in the list! Ow where was all that skater when jay adams was the best

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49 Mike McGill

Sick person and great skater

Led the evolution of cert... Hello... McTwist!

All time legend. McGill rocks. Mctwist still one of the best tricks today!

50 Ryan Decenzo

He kickflipped a 9 flat 9

Bro, how is this guy in the 50's he super sick.. And by the way he just won street league so I'm not saying number 1 but he definitely. Deserves to be at least in top 20..

Dude ryan decenzo is amazing I love darkstar I was thinking about getting 1 or a dgk but I will probably move to california when I graduate high school to pursue my skating career cause I live in nashaveille and love to skate

This guy kills it

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