Top 10 Greatest Surfers Of All Time

Do you like sitting on the beach basking in all the vitamin D and enjoying the calm rhythm of the ocean stretched endlessly in the horizon? Well then get ready to be shaken out of your skin as here is a list of the brave wave riders who will make you want to try out surfing at least once in your lifetime.

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Though nowadays in many beaches surfing is practised and taught by well trained people, big wave surfing is still considered one of the Most Dangerous Sports. Surfers are no doubt brave souls in a passionate relationship with the sea and its waves. Here is a list of the legendary and most remarkable surfers of all time.

Top 10 Greatest Surfers Of All Time

10. Tom Curren

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A musician and a surfer, who rides on the waves with the smoothness of an expert. In 1964 he was born in Santa Barbara, California and was eternally in love with the ocean. From his early days he won several competitions and finally turned a pro around his 18th birthday. The creative artist developed a unique style of his own which contributed to the enrichment of the sport.

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9. Laird Hamilton

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Laird Hamilton is an outstanding athlete and one of the greatest surfers, who refuses to compete. Born in San Francisco in 1964 he moved to Hawaii with his divorced mother at a tender age where he met ace surfer Bill Hamilton, who later on became his step father. Laird made a record in Tahiti’s Teahupo’o break. He carved on the swelling water tunnel of the waves and emerged on top of it in full view of videographers and photographers. This piece of artwork was captured for the world to see.

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8. Tom Caroll 

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Star of the Storm Surfers in Discovery is a Sydney born who proved that it is not impossible for a talented surfer to become a millionaire. He won the Goofyfoot World Championship in 1983. As a mark of his stand against racism in 1985 he boycotted the South African leg of the tour as a protest against the apartheid. With three pipemaster victories and two world titles Tom Carrol moved on to be one of the most sought after surfers in the world.

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