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

I met him 30 years ago on Session Skate park in Norway, I loved to see his awesome skills.

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2 Tony Hawk Tony Hawk

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

I saw him do a 900 that was so cool and no one can do a 900

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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

GO SHECKLER PPL SO WAT IF RODNEY MULLEN MADE UP ALL THE TRICKS?!?! RYAN SHECKLER CAN DO ALL OF THEM! RODNEY MULLEN AND TONY HAWK JUST THINK THEY ARE AWESOME BUT RYAN SHECKLER IS REALLY AWESOME

Yeah, and when was the last time that ryan sheckler pulled a perfect dark slide?

He’s got the energy and dedication. He is the best skater in the world

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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.

P Rod is the best hands down cause I think he was one of the youngest skater to get on flow to sponsered to pro so quick. He is the only one that really make me skateboard. he is the god at switch, nollie, grinds, all different kinds of things. Prod is god.

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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.

The dude is a legend. Still young, but amazing.

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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

He is a bad bitch

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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

He is simply the best. Danny way rulez!

He is the best skateboarder ever!

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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

This guy doesn't even deserve a spot in the top 10

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9 Bam Margera

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.

a god - dogthedoh

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10 Eric Koston

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

Dude's got some insane skill watch the final flare wow just so clean on all his tricks you posa's stay off this tony hawk can't harflip anymore mike valley is better than him sure rodney mullenmade the ollie that doesn't make him a good skater - skaterr989

He is a legend because he totally influenced a lot of things in skateboarding. He also created many skateboard companies. He is very successful in his career or dropping out of school at grade 10.

Koston is The Godfather of modern skateboarding. Biggest influence and innovator. Everyone bit his style.

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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.

HOW IS HASLAM NOT IN THE TOP 10?!? He can ride a skateboard on a skateboard like a grind, can grind, grab, and manual like a boss, and has the hippy jump down so well he can step on the rail before landing it! I love him and he inspired me to skate in the first place

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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

Just the best pulls of the best tricks and is smooth and tries everything.

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13 Daewon Song

Should be 1st or second, because, for me, is in the same level of Rodney Mullen (Just watch almost round three)

Definitely better then p-rod! - bde111223344

Daewon song is a better street skater p-rod bam and sheckler
He should be 3 - shelzza

He must be like at the second place

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14 Bob Burnquist

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

Only one to beat Danny Way at the Mega Ramp -

Bob Burnquist is below Bam Margera? Come on guys, that's just insulting.

Should be either in front of Tony hawk or right behind him

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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.

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

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

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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

One of the best

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17 Mark Gonzales

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

He opened the doors for street skating basically

Dude sucks horse anuses. He can make you cry when he Allie wit an onion shoved up his but. He"s got bulgy frog eyes and a baseball head

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.

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18 Andrew Reynolds

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.

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

Yesterday he was 7th place now he's 15, that's bull. His part in baker 3 was legendary, he expoldes down stairs like cee lo green gains weight.

best

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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

I love you

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20 Lizard King

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

Cool name. cool guy

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21 Christopher Chann

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!

He is so amazing at skating. He can do so many weird flat ground tricks like the 360 dolphin flip. He is one of the best. He beat chris cole in a game of skate he is so good. - skaterdude122

He should be within the top ten he can do a 360 dolphin flip he isn't pro yet and tat means he as even more time to progress_an amazing skater

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

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22 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

TK should be flattered to be on this TheTopTens.com list. Not that he doesn't deserve to be up here, but he definitely doesn't have as much coverage or as many poser-fans as the others on the list. Too many posers vote on this site for it to be truly accurate. These kids/voters seriously don't know anything relevant about skateboarding or the industry.

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23 CJ Collins

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

So good for a kid

This kid is a beast for his age! He's got style

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24 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

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

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

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25 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

26 Chaz Ortiz

CHAZ IS THE BEST! HAS THE STEEZIEST TRICKS EVER!
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

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

He is so sick and steezy. He is so consistent and has the smoothest tricks

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27 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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28 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

PJ IS JUST A SMOOTH SUPER COOL GUY. HE IS A MAD SKATER AND FLOGS IN SKATE GAMES. HE IS IN THE PLAN B TEAM WHICH MAKES HIM EVEN BETTER. YOU ROCK PJ

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

29 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

Absolute gnarly

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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

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!

This guy is nuts

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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

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

He is crazy.

CRAZY

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38 Jereme Rogers

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

39 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

Best skater to come out of liverpool

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40 Mike Mo Capaldi

Mike Mo Capaldi is beast at skating. check out "Lakai Fully Flared" and find the part where Mike Mo is also go to girlskateboards.com for more info or videos on him. He won the first battle at the berrics you should check that too. Just check out Mike Mo! - skaterforever

MIke mo is amazing top 5 if you ask me. He has the highest ollie to this day. His decks are also amazing. You have to love Mike Mo Capaldi. He's set so many records too.

He's so good he doesn't even need to skate rails! And all his tricks are so smooth and flat out awesome

He is a beast and amazing at the game of skate

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41 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.

42 Mike Carroll

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

Gggiirrl y aren't you number 1

43 Jamie Thomas

Not just a great skater but all his products are the best

jamie thomas is the best street skater zero rules - cyndyb

Definitely on of the best ever deserve to be between the top 10

Simply a beast all that needs to be said should be top ten without a doubt younger Gen just don't understand the importance of these guys and we're the h*ll is Mike valley on this list

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44 Tom Penny

To all you up and coming skaters that don't know anything 'bout real skating, stop watching the fantasy factory, playing tony hawks games, watching jackass, and all them dew tour cups laugh out loud, daewon vs mullen? Laugh out loud, where they at now? Mike v? For his flatground antics? Laugh out loud... Kids now a days think the skaters on these mtv shows are everything, but when you ask a lot of the same skaters on these dew tour cups and all these shows who their favorite skater is its always PENNY laugh out loud, or he's in their top 5, no lie! Do some research and find out why, other than Tom Penny, Guy mariano is just as good they go missing for a while but come back strong.

Tom Penny has the smoothest style and is the best at landing tricks cleanly. Remember when he did that line at that one school. He makes skateboarding look easy.

to me he has one of the best if not the best style in skateboarding, and he is prob one of the most layed back skaters I have ever seen - masterfred

Tom penny is an absolute beast

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45 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

46 Luan Oliveira

Luan deserves unless a top 5 spot

Mike mo said it himself luan is the best. AnYONE WHO REALLY KNOWS THE INS AND OUTS OF SKATEBOARDING, AND CAN RECOGNIZE NATURAL TALENT KNOWS THAT LUAN IS THE BEST. Nyjahs style is similar but his bag of tricks is so very limited and doesn't have much popp

Luan has come to perfect every trick he knows and he has so much pop on his tricks its fabolous

Can't believe Luan is not in top 10

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47 Lucas Puig

He is the best he should be at least at twenty with jerry hsu he is French he is my mentor he does everything VOTE FOR LUCAS PUIG

Puig is ok but inst the best which is ok. And I'm not a fan.

48 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

Natas was ahead of his time. He created the wall ride as well as other tricks, at a time when most on this list couldn’t walk. Go watch his clip on Streets of Fire and realize this was in the late 80’s.

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49 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.

50 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

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