2013 SURFER Poll Winners

The Top 10 men surfers in 2013, as chosen by you, our readers

1 . KELLY SLATER


Two Tour victories, another World Title chase, and first place in the SURFER Poll (that’s 19 first-place finishes. Shocker: it’s a record). 2013, just another ho-hum year for the ageless one. Photo: Childs

2 . JOHN JOHN FLORENCE


John John kicked off 2013 with the Volcom Pipe Pro crown, and now cleans up at the SURFER Poll, with his second consecutive runner-up finish and the Best Performance Award for Done, which also takes home the Movie of the Year title. Nice little year. Photo: Mosquiera

3 . MICK FANNING




Mick Fanning picks up his 12th consecutive top-ten SURFER Poll finish in 2013, he’s well ahead in the ratings lead, and he hopes to nail down his third World Title at Pipe later this month. Fanning’s warm-up surfs this week at Off The Wall were otherworldly; his prospects for success at Pipe look pretty good. Photo: Glaser

4 . JULIAN WILSON


2013 has been massive for Julian. Six top-five finishes on the Tour, a victory at the Mr. Price Pro Ballito, a super-hot girlfriend, and no more puka shell necklaces. A groundbreaking year. Photo: O'Brien

5 . DANE REYNOLDS


No competition, no problem. Dane locks down another SURFER Poll award. The more he turns away from pro surfing, the tighter his hold on the surf world’s heart grows. Oh yeah, and Slow Dance, his directorial debut, landed a Movie of the Year nomination. Photo: Glaser

6 . JORDY SMITH


The big South African pulls in his fifth top-ten SURFER Poll award, capping off a year that included a Tour victory at the Billabong Rio Pro, and the release of his new signature flick Now Now. Photo: Miller

7 . JOEL PARKINSON




The reigning world champ rolls lucky 7s at the SURFER Poll this year, netting seventh place in the voting, also earning him a seventh consecutive top-ten finish. Another perfect-20 heat like he pulled off in Bali would do wonders for his attempt to wear the Pipe Masters crown for the second straight year. Photo: Glaser

8 . TAJ BURROW




Taj has been a fixture in the SURFER Poll awards for over a decade, with 2013 marking his 12th year in a row. Buoyed by a win at the Hurley Pro at Trestles, Mr. Consistency surfed into the top-ten in nine of the first ten events of the season. Photo: Childs

9 . GABRIEL MEDINA




Gabs nabs his second consecutive top-ten finish in the SURFER Poll awards. In 2013, the Brazilian phenom built on his lights-out 2012 year by winning the World Junior Championships and landing solid podium finishes in two tour events. And Pipe is still to come. Photo: Glaser

10 . ANDY IRONS



Andy was a two-time winner of the SURFER Poll, and three years after he left this world, his surfing still captivates us. Photo: Ellis


When you paddle into the most enormous of waves at the most remote big-wave spot on earth, you officially win the Heavy Water Award. No questions asked. Photo: Glaser


Rookie of the Year, finals appearance in his second Tour event, scathing backhand, seasoned veteran savvy in heats. No doubt Breakthrough Performer. Photo: Maassen

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