Top 10 Best Skateboarders of All Time

Chris Cole

Chris Cole has consistently been one of the best skateboarders in the world for three-time SKB Street gold medalist and is one of two Thrasher Skater’s of the Year winners two times (2005 and 2009; the other two-timer is Danny Way). He’s still strong; he won the gold medal in his last win at X Games in Munich 2013 and was one of the top 10 at the latest Street League contests and in Tampa Pro. He is currently endorsing Fallen Footwear, Grizzly Griptape, GoPro, Indian Motorcycles, cbdMD, Remind Insoles, and more recently of Zero Skateboards, Fallen Footwear, Monster Energy, Bones Bearings, Cult Crew.

Nyjah Huston

California’s 25-year-old American is widely considered to be the world’s best skater. In addition to winning the gold medal in the X Games, he won a 12-gold medal (the most decorated skater in the competition) in 2011 in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 World Skateboarding Championships.
Huston is one of the highest-paid skateboarders ever (both in terms of prize money and sponsorship) and has also been very influential in moves and in style.
In 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019, he was the overall champion of the competition series. 
He has won 12 gold medals since 2011 in the street category at the X Games.

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez is a professional American street skateboarder, actor, rapper, and music recording artist. A total of eight medals, including four gold, were won by Rodriguez in the X Games. The latest first-place medal was won in Los Angeles, USA, in July 2012.
He got interested in skateboarding after being fascinated with the way local skaters at school could flip back and forth while keeping the board underfoot.
At 12, he eventually got his first skateboard. He opened up his own training center in Los Angeles after joining Girl and Plan B skateboard companies.

Bucky Lasek

Bucky Lasek is an American professional skateboarder who has a net worth of $2.5 million.
When he was twelve years old after his bike was stolen and Bucky began skateboarding for his daily commute.
He quickly made a name for himself on the amateur circuit and was subsequently sponsored by Peralta when he turned pro in 1990. The beginning of the “X-Games” marked his rise to super-stardom, and to date, he has participated in almost every single Summer X-Games since 1998.

Danny Way

A professional American skateboarder, business owner and rallycross driver, Danny Way has been awarded a “Skater of the Year” awarded two times by Thrasher magazine. He is known for his extreme stunts like jumping into a skateboard ramp from an helicopter ; which was on the cover of the magazine, Transworld Skateboarding.

Eric Koston

Erick Koston achieved legendary status after dropping out of school in tenth grade and solely focusing on skateboarding.
He is a brand in the skateboarding world, won numerous competitions, and has also landed crazy tricks.

Daewon Song

A professional American skateboarder, owner, and driver of the rally, Danny Way has been awarded a “Skater of the Year” awarded two times by Thrasher magazine. He is known for his extreme stunts like jumping into a helicopter skateboard ramp; which was on the cover of the magazine. Song was named one of the 30 most influential skateboarders of all times by the Transworld Skateboarding, who also recently awarded him the ‘TWS Legend’ honour. Song was named ‘Skater of the Year’ by Phelps in 2006, was named in the 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame.

Bob Burnquist

Bob Burnquist is a Brazilian-American professional skateboarder.
In 2010, he became the first skateboarder to land a “fakie 900” Burnquist was thus the fifth person in history to succeed in completing the 900 tricks and the only skater that has ever gone around the full pipe with just enough momentum while inside. He has also been the second-highest score in the history of skateboarding games, having won 9 Gold Medals, six Silver Medals, and six Bronze Medals since 1998.
Burnquist invented numerous tricks of his own (many of which are still used).

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk was one of the world’s leading skaters at the age of 16 and won over 70 skateboarding competitions in his 17-year career. Hawk started his own Birdhouse and has a successful line of skateboarding video games and videos. Hawk completed the first documented “900” trick, licensed the Activision-published video game series, and has been a global figure in modern vertical skateboarding. Hawk appeared in movies, other media, and his own video games series. His own Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps build skate parks in underprivileged areas, is also involved in several philanthropic activities. In June 2009, Hawk was invited to attend the celebration Father’s Day organized by US President Barack Obama in the White House and skateboarded in the corridors and hallways of the nearby Old Executive Office Building. This was the first time anyone had skated with officials’ permission on the grounds of the White House.

Rodney Mullen

Mullen is widely known for inventing numerous tricks, including flat-ground ollie, kickflip, heelflip, impossible, and 360-flip, as one of the most influential street skaters in the history of the sport. He joined the Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade in 1980. Later on, he joined Plan B, a leading skateboarding team in 1991. Plan B released a video in 1993 where Mullen’s newly-mastered Darkside titled Virtual Reality. Mullen’s involvement in Plan B ended in 1994 shortly after Mike Ternasky’s unexpected death. Another company, A-Team, was founded in Mullen in 1997. Mullen aimed to form a super team after defection from Plan B the World Industries Empire.

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