Category Archives: Surfing

Greatest Men and Women Surfing Champions of All Time

Kelly Slater and Layne Beachley, Greatest Professional Surfers

Kelly Slater and Layne Beachley, Greatest Professional Surfers (wikipedia.org/lat34.com)

Going to do something a little different today.  How about Surfing?

The ASP, Association of Professional Surfers, ranks surfers every year on a points system just like some other sports (golf, for example).  The association has been doing this since 1983.

The surfing championship podium is ruled by Americans and Australians.

American Kelly Slater has the most championships, 10, and he is looking for his 11th in 2011.  He leads the standings with three events left.

Carissa Moore is the current women’s champion (2011), but it’s the appropriately named Layne Beachley of Australia who is the best women’s champion of all time.

ASP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONS (MEN)

1.  Kelly Slater USA 10 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992
2.  Andy Irons USA 3 2004, 2003, 2002
2.  Tom Curren USA 3 1990, 1986-87, 1985-86
4.  Damien Hardman AUS 2 1991, 1987/88
4.  Mick Fanning AUS 2 2009, 2007
4.  Tom Carroll AUS 2 1984-85, 1983-84
7.  Barton Lynch AUS 1 1988
7.  C. J. Hobgood USA 1 2001
7.  Derek Ho USA 1 1993
7.  Mark Occhilupo AUS 1 1999
7.  Martin Potter ENG 1 1989
7.  Sunny Garcia USA 1 2000

ASP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONS (WOMEN)

1.  Layne Beachley AUS 7 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
2.  Freida Zamba USA 4 1988, 1986-87, 1985-86, 1984-85
2.  Lisa Andersen USA 4 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994
2.  Stephanie Gilmore AUS 4 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
2.  Wendy Botha AUS 4 1992, 1991, 1989, 1987-88
6.  Carissa Moore USA 1 2011
6.  Chelsea Georgeson AUS 1 2005
6.  Kim Mearig USA 1 1983-84
6.  Pam Burridge AUS 1 1990
6.  Pauline Menczer AUS 1 1993
6.  Sofia Mulanovich PER 1 2004
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