Men’s No. 1: Kelly Slater
2011 SURFER Poll
In 2011, Slater picked up his 11th ASP World Title as well as his 17th SURFER Poll No. 1 trophy. There’s never been another surfer like him, and the landslide he wins SURFER Poll by each year is a testament to the dominance he’s exerted over four generations of surfers. In fact, making an argument that he’s the best athlete of all time doesn’t take much of a leap of faith.