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Skateboarding is a form of recreation and sport, in which a person rides while standing balanced on a small board on wheels. Skateboarding is an action sport originating in the United States that involves riding and performing tricks on a skating board. This sport made a debut at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The sport of skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders over the years. Skaters are fully aware of how thrilling and exciting this sport can be. When it comes to skateboarding, it’s essential to know some of the best skaters around the world. So, in this blog, we will take a look at the top 10 best skateboarders in the world of all time. 

Top 10 all-time best Skateboarders in the world

S.NBest Skateboarders
1Tony Hawk
2John Rodney Mullen
3Mark Gonzales
4Nyjah Imani Huston 
5Patti McGee
6Daewon Song
7Tony Alva
8Stacy Peralta
9Paul Martin Rodriguez Jr
10Alexis Sablone

Tony Hawk 

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Nicknamed Birdman, he is an American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. A pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding, Hawk completed the first documented “900” skateboard trick in 1999. The most famous person in skateboarding history is undoubtedly Tony. He has been working for more than 30 years. Tony has won numerous competitions than any other skateboarder in history with more than 70 wins.

John Rodney Mullen

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He is an American professional skateboarder who specializes in freestyle skateboarding and street skateboarding. He is considered one of the most influential skaters in the history of the sport and is credited with inventing many tricks, including the flatground ollie, kickflip, heelflip, impossible, and 360-flip. As a result, he has been called the “godfather of freestyle skateboarding”. Rodney Mullen won his first freestyle skateboard world championship at the age of 14. He won 34 of 35 freestyle competitions, establishing himself as one of the most successful players events in the history of the sport.


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Mark Gonzales

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Mark Gonzales is popularly known as “Gonz” and “The Gonz”. He is an American professional skateboarder and artist. He is known as the godfather of modern street skateboarding and was named the “Most Influential Skateboarder of All Time” by Transworld Skateboarding magazine in December 2011. Gonzales started playing skateboarding at the age of thirteen in South Gate, California.

Nyjah Imani Huston 

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He is a professional skateboarder from America and was the overall champion in a competition series (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019). Nyjah is one of the highest-paid skateboarders in the world. Till May 2013, Huston claimed more prize money than any other skateboarder in history. He claimed various gold medals at the World Skateboarding Championship in 2014, 2017 to 2019. In X Games he had won 12 gold medals since 2011. Imani’s net worth in 2022 is around $12 Million.


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 Patti McGee

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She is a former professional skateboarder and was the 1964 Women’s first National Skateboard Champion, in Santa Monica. Her first skateboard was built by her brother in the wood shop and her second skateboard was a BunBuster.

While playing for the Cooley Team, and standing on a BunBuster, McGee made the world record for the fastest girl on a skateboard at 47 mph during Dick Clark’s World Teen Fair 1964, which took place at the Orange County (CA) Fair Grounds. 

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Daewon Song

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Daewon David Song is a Korean American professional skateboarder. He was named the 2006 “Skater of the Year” one of the most significant honors in skateboarding by Thrasher magazine. He has a unique style and is always entertaining to watch because you never know what he’s going to come up with. At the age of 14, Song started skateboarding. Currently, he is the co-owner of Thank You Skateboards. 


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Tony Alva

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He is an American skateboarder, entrepreneur, and musician. He was placed eighth in the list of “30 Most Influential skateboarders” of all time in the Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. His style was revolutionary and introduced radical and effective free-form surf style to skateboarding. He was one of the original members of the Zephyr Competition Skateboarding Team or Z-Boys. In 1972, Alva joined the Zephyr Skateboard team alongside Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta.

Stacy Peralta 

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He is currently an American film director and entrepreneur. Stacy was previously a professional skateboarder and surfer with the Zephyr Competition Team. He became the highest-ranked professional skateboarder only at the age of 19. Peralta also founded the seminal Bones Brigade, a team consisting of some of the best skaters at the time and many of them revolutionized modern skateboarding. 

Paul Martin Rodriguez Jr

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Paul Martin is also known by his nickname P-Rod. He is an American professional street skateboarder, actor, and recording artist. He has secured a total of eight medals at the X Games, including 4 gold. Rodriguez then rode for City Stars at the age of sixteen. City Stars company was co-founded by professional skateboarder Kareem Campbell in Los Angeles. Paul Rodriguez is good at the manual, boardslide, or nollie moves.

Alexis Sablone

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She is an American professional skateboarder and ranked 12th in the world as of July 2021. She participated in every X Games competition since 2009, including the World Skateboarding Championship. Sablone took part in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and placed 4th in the women’s street final. She also has a master’s degree in architecture from MIT. 

FAQs

  • Who is the number one skateboarder in the world?

Tony Hawk, nicknamed Birdman, is a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding. He has won numerous competitions than any other skateboarder in history with more than 70 wins. The most famous person in skateboarding history is undoubtedly Tony.

  • Who is the best skateboarder in the world in 2022?

Nyjah Imani Huston is a professional skateboarder from America and was the overall champion in a competition series (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019). He secured 1st place in Street World Championships Rome 2022.

  • Is skateboarding hard to learn?

Skateboarding is a popular sport among youths and can be hard to master. This thrilling sport depends on numerous factors like age, fitness, guts, etc. The basics of skateboarding are not tough to learn but learning tricks is quite hard and challenging.


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Nidhi Singh
Nidhi Singh
As quoted by M K Gandhi “learn as if you were to live forever”. This is the philosophy that she tries to live by. Learning new things is a passion that leads you to a school of upskills. Given her interest in writing, she pursued her dreams by taking a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from GGSIPU and received several accolades in academics. She is working as a sports content writer and loves challenges and completing multiple tasks within a stipulated timeline. She loves watching football and the credit goes to Lionel Messi. In her leisure time, she loves to paint her imagination.

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