There have been hundreds of professional skaters but only a few have changed skateboarding and managed to influenced a whole generation. These pro skaters have the talent and personalities to inspire people, who have grown up only ever knowing them through their skate photos, videos and interviews.
In skateboarding, it’s not just enough to be talented to reach iconic status. At this level, it takes a unique perspective of skateboarding, serious drive and commitment to progress to be included in this list. Here’s our top ten list of influential skateboarders who captured the skate world’s imaginations and advanced the sport with their unique personal approaches.