Professional surfers are living the dream. They take more surf trips than you, and, in turn, get barreled more often than you ever will. They’re scoring ridiculous waves in places you’ve never seen. Jerks. They have really rad adventures, stories, and opinions. What better way to follow up on their travels than to live vicariously through their social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)? After all, it’s their outlet to share all of their daily happenings with us, whether it’s GoPro footage inside the barrel, what beer they’re drinking, or just an absurd selfie that makes you cringe a little bit (Jordy Smith takes the cake with his self-portrait). And it’s pretty damn fun to watch what they’re up to.
Here’s a list of the top twenty most popular surfers in social media, weighted by total followers.
#1. Kelly Slater – 2,346,000
It’s no surprise that world’s best surfer is also the top followed surfer in social media. Give Kelly a follow to stay up to date on his travels, and support him while he does badass stuff for the world like save rhinos.