Surfing celebrities: when stars hit the waves and surf

What do Cristiano Ronaldo and Jack Johnson have in common? Well, they both love to surf. Discover celebrities from all around the world who share a secret passion for surfing.

Famous actors, singers, politicians, humanitarians, and socialites make daily headlines for their valuable work, artistic talent, and philanthropic activities.

But do they know how to ride waves? Surprisingly, many do.

And when these surf celebrities hit the surf, the spot gets crowded with photographers, journalists, and paparazzo.

Check out the stars and famous people who surf:

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

American actor and comedian Adam Sandler was seen taking a surfing lesson in Malibu in 2009.

Two years earlier, in 2007, he had also participated in a fundraising initiative for the "Life Rolls On Foundation," in which Paris Hilton paid almost $20,000 for the opportunity to surf with him and Jesse Billauer.

Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 9, 1966.

He began his career in standup comedy while attending New York University.

In 1984, Sandler was cast for "The Cosby Show," and in 1990, he became a writer and soon also a performer for "Saturday Night Live."

The famous actor went on to films in the 1990s and starred in comedies like "Billy Madison," The Wedding Singer," "The Water Boy," "Anger Management," "50 First Dates" and "You Don't Mess With the Zohan."

Adam Sandler also owns the successful television production company "Happy Madison Productions."

 

Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier was spotted paddleboarding in 2008 in Los Angeles.

In 2009, he had fun bodyboarding in Malibu Beach, and later that year, he attended Oakley's Learn to Ride fueled by Muscle Milk Surf Camp.

The young actor, director, producer, and musician was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 10,  1976.

He started his acting career in 1997 when he landed his first film role in "Arresting Gena."

His breakthrough came in 2004 when he played Vincent Chase in the television series "Entourage." The series was a success and ran for eight seasons.

In 2006, he participated in "The Devil Wears Prada" and in 2013, "Goodbye World".

Grenier is also a filmmaker and founder of the socially minded Reckless Productions, a musician who plays drums, piano, guitar, and bass, and the owner of Wreckroom Records.

 

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio was born on April 11, 1981, in Erechim, Brazil.

Ambrosio started her career as a model at the age of 15 and worked for brands such as Next, Chanel, Christian Dior, Prada, Ralph Lauren or Oscar de La Renta, and magazines like Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire and GQ.

She has also appeared on several television shows and briefly participated in "Casino Royale" and "How I Met Your Mother."

The Brazilian model is best known as one of Victoria's Secret Angels, a brand with which she has been working since 2004.

Forbes' "The World's Top Earning Models" list ranked her number six in 2011-2012, with earnings of 6.6 million dollars.

She has been spotted catching some waves in Hawaii.

 

Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis

Red Hot Chili Pepper's frontman, Anthony Kiedis, is a skilled surfer. He has been seen hitting the waves on numerous occasions since discovering his passion for the sport, namely in Brazil, LA, and Hawaii.

He recently surfed Siargao's waves alongside Manuel "Wilmar" Melindo and other local pro surfers.

Anthony Kiedis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 1, 1962.

He is best known as the leading singer and lyricist of Red Hot Chili Peppers, which was formed in 1983. The band has released ten albums and sold over 80 million records.

Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the best-selling bands of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Like his father, John Michael Kiedis, Kiedis is an actor. He has appeared in several movies, such as "Point Break," "F.I.S.T.," and "The Chase."

The talented singer-songwriter published his "Scar Tissue" biography in 2004.

 

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Ashley Green went to Indonesia alongside Vanessa Hudgens in 2013 to try surfing in Bali, and she seemed both excited and at ease with the sport.

The young actress was also seen standup paddleboarding in 2012 in Malibu.

Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 21, 1987. At the age of 17, she graduated early from high school to move to L.A. and pursue an acting career.

Ashley Greene became famous after being cast as Allice Cullen in the films based on Stephanie Meyers's "Twilight" saga novels.

After the "Twilight" success between 2008 and 2012, she kept developing her career and participated in several other movies, like "Summer's Blood," in 2009, "Skateland" and "A Warrior's Heart," in 2010, and "L.O.L.," in 2012.

 

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne was seen surfing and improving her skills in the water on several occasions.

In 2010, the young star went standup paddleboarding in Malibu. The following year, she was spotted in Hawaii, and a few months later, she surfed a four-foot wave for the first time in Australia.

Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, on September 27, 1984.

She started singing at the age of two at church. In 1999, Lavigne performed with Shania Twain at the Corel Centre after winning a radio contest.

At 16, she landed a two-album recording contract and became famous in 2002 after her debut album "Let Go" was released, which sold more than 16 million copies.

Lavigne has recorded five albums so far and is considered one of the best-selling artists releasing albums in the US.

Besides her music career, Avril Lavigne also co-writes songs for other artists, like Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis, acted in movies like "Over the Hedge" and "Fast Food Nation, and designs for her fashion and lifestyle brand "Abbey Dawn."

 

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama displayed his bodysurfing skills in Hawaii in 2008 while he was still a presidential candidate.

He was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, having grown up in the archipelago and Jakarta.

Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983, and after some work experience, namely at the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, he entered Harvard Law School, graduating in 1991.

His political path began in 1996 when he won the Illinois State Senate election, and he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

In 2008, Barack Obama won the democratic primaries against Hillary Clinton and defeated republican candidate John McCain in the general election, becoming the first African American President of the United States of America.

The 44th President of the United States was reelected in 2012, serving a second term.

 

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

American actress and former model Cameron Diaz is a passionate and frequent surfer.

She was seen surfing on many occasions, one of which was alongside world champion Kelly Slater in Hawaii in 2007.

Diaz was born on August 30, 1972, in San Diego, California, and started her career as a model at the age of 16.

Her first film experience was in the female leading role in "The Mask" in 1994, which led her to stardom.

After the movie's success, the young actress devoted herself to independent movies. She later returned to studio productions with high-profile films like "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "There's Something About Mary," for which she is best known.

Cameron Diaz won the New York Film Critics' Best Lead Actress Award for her role in "There's Something About Mary" and was also nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and one BAFTA Award.

 

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Actress, producer, and model Charlize Theron has gone bodyboarding in Malibu Beach.

Theron was born in Benoni, South Africa, on August 7, 1975.

She started modeling at the age of 16 and has also studied ballet. At 19, she decided to pursue a career in acting.

After beginning with some small parts in films, she rose to fame thanks to her work in "The Devil's Advocate" in 1997, "Mighty Joe Young" in 1998, and "The Cider House Rules" (1999).

Theron was widely acclaimed for her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the 1993 movie "Monster," for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, among many other prestigious distinctions.

Further nominations for an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards followed for her performance in "North Country" in 2005 and "Young Adult" in 2011.

Although she also maintains South African citizenship, she is currently a U.S. citizen.

 

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is a passionate surfer, having been spotted catching waves on several occasions.

In 2010, he was seen surfing in The Hamptons in New York. In 2003, Martin suffered an injury after a honeymoon wipeout in Mexico.

Chris Martin was born on March 2, 1977, in Exeter, England.

He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and pianist for Coldplay, formed in 1996 after he met Jonny Buckland while attending University College London.

The band's first album, "Parachutes," was a success in 2000. They have since released five other albums and many E.P.s, all well-received by critics and the public.

Coldplay has been distinguished with several awards, including eight Brit Awards, seven Grammy Awards, and five MTV Music Awards.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

The international football star Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Santo António, Madeira.

The Portuguese footballer started playing at the local Clube de Futebol Andorinha de Santo António. He moved to Clube Desportivo Nacional in 1995, and his skills led him to Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon.

At only the age of 18, Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Manchester United. In 2009, he moved to Real de Madrid, where he currently plays, through one of the most expensive transactions in football history.

Ronaldo is also captain of the Portuguese national team. In 2004, he helped Portugal reach the final of the Euro 2004 competition and was one of the joint-top scorers in the Euro 2012.

He was distinguished with the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 2007 and 2008, the FIFA World Players award in 2008, two European Golden Shoes in 2008 and 2011, and two FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2008 and 2013.

Cristiano enjoys bodyboarding and has shared his passion for the wave-riding sport with fans in his autobiographic book "Momentos" and on social media.

 

David Beckham

David Beckham

In 2011, David Beckham was pictured learning how to surf under the guidance of his eldest son, Brooklyn.

That year, the soccer prodigy was also catching waves with his children and family friend Gordon Ramsay in Malibu.

Beckham was born on the May 2, 1975, in London. He started his career at Manchester United at only 17 years old, and in the team, he won six Premier League titles, two F.A. Cups, and the UEFA Champions League.

In 2003, he signed with Real Madrid, where he stayed for four seasons and won one national championship and one Supercopa de España. In 2007, he moved to the U.S. to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

David Beckham was also part of England's national team, where he was captain for six years.

Beckham was the highest-paid footballer in the world in 2004. He retired in 2013 after a successful 20-year-long career.

 

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam's frontman, Eddie Vedder, has an old and deep passion for surfing.

He is a very active surfer and a good friend of Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, and Jack Johnson, among other famous surfers.

Vedder and Slater were seen surfing together in Makaha Beach in 2010.

The American singer, musician, and songwriter was born on December 23, 1964, in Evanston, Illinois.

He spent most of his youth in Southern California and started playing in San Diego Bands in his twenties.

In 1990, he joined the alternative rock band Pearl Jam as the lead vocalist. Their debut album quickly became one of the best-selling alternative records of the 1990s.

The powerful vocalist recorded ten albums with Pearl Jam and released two solo albums: the first in 2007, as the soundtrack of the film "Into The Wild," and the second, "Ukulele Songs," in 2011.

Eddie Vedder ranked number seven on the "Best Lead Singers of All Time" list.

 

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

American actress and model Emma Stone took surfing lessons in Oahu with the legendary Hawaiian surfer Rory Russell.

Stone was born on November 6, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She moved to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 15 to pursue an acting career.

Her breakthrough came when she won the part of Laurie Partridge in the VH1 reality show "In Search of the Patridge Family" in 2004.

The victory led her to land various television roles in the ensuing years. Her first film appearance was in "Superbad" in 2007.

Emma Stone has since participated in several movies, most notably "Easy A" (2010), "The Help" (2011), "Crazy Stupid Love" (2011), and "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012).

 

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Scottish actor Gerard Buttler was born in Paisley, Scotland, on November 13, 1969.

He graduated in Law from Glasgow University and eventually turned to acting. At the age of 27, Butler acted professionally for the first time in a stage production in London.

Several other roles in stage, television, and cinema productions followed. His first film participation came in 1997, and in 2007, his work as King Leonidas in the movie "300" brought him wider recognition.

He is also known for his roles in "Dracula 2000", "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," "The Phantom of the Opera," "P. S.: I Love You" and "Ugly Truth," among others.

In 2012, Butler played the part of big wave surfer Frosty Hesson in "Chasing Mavericks."

He tried surfing for the first time at 17 but had to quickly develop his surfing skills for the part in the surf movie. The actor was seriously injured while filming after getting pulled under a big wave.

 

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen was born on July 20, 1980, in Rio Grande do Sul.

According to Forbes' Highest-Paid Models in the World, she was the highest-paid in the world in 2012-2013 for the seventh consecutive year, with $42 million in earnings.

Bündechen started her modeling career as a teenager and has become a favorite of brands, photographers, and fashion editors.

The famous model also had a short experience in acting, with a supporting role in the movie "Taxi" in 2004.

Besides her huge success in the fashion world, she is also known as a humanitarian. She supports several charities and environmentalist organizations and has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

Gisele Bündchen was seen windsurfing in St. Barths in 2006 and has recently been spotted paddle boarding in the Bahamas.

 

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Californian actress and film director Helen Hunt became keen on surfing after having to improve her skills for the movie "Soul Surfer" in 2011.

She was seen catching waves several times, namely in Maui in 2008, Venice Beach in 2010, and Malibu in 2012.

Hunt was again spotted in the water in 2013 while filming her new movie, "Ride."

The Academy Award-winning actress was born on June 15, 1963, in Culver City, California.

She started acting as a child. In the 1990s, she was cast in the series "Mad About You," and her performance earned her four Emmy Awards.

In 1998, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy "As Good as It Gets."

In 2013, she was again nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in the movie "The Sessions."

Helen Hunt is also a screenwriter and the co-owner of Hunt/Tavel Productions.

 

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is an avid and skilled professional surfer and the son of famous surfer Jeff Johnson.

He started surfing at the age of 5 and, at 17, was the youngest participant to reach the finals at the Pipeline Masters in Maui.

Shortly after the competition, he suffered a severe surfing accident. The episode eventually led him to quit competitive surfing.

Jack Johnson was born in Oahu, Hawaii, on May 18, 1975.

He started playing the guitar and songwriting between the ages of eight and twelve. While attending the University of California, Johnson joined the band Soil as a rhythm guitar player.

The songs he wrote and directed for the surf movie "Thicker Than Water" (2000) caught the industry's attention. He released his first album, "Brushfire Fairytales," in 2001.

Following the success of "Brushfire Fairytales," Johnson has released five other solo albums.

The talented musician and surfer is also a successful filmmaker and supporter of environmental causes.

 

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz started surfing in Hawaii when he was 28 years old and has become a passionate aficionado ever since.

He is a close friend of surfer Jesse Billauer and a supporter of his "Life Rolls On" foundation.

Mraz has been surf traveling through several places in the world. In 2010, he was announced as the Surfing Industry Manufacturers Association's Humanitarian of the Year.

Jason Mraz was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, on June 23, 1977.

He released his first album, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," in 2002 and achieved great success in the U.S. with his second album, "Mr. A-Z," in 2005.

International recognition came with the hit single "I'm Yours" from his third album "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things."

In 2010, the famous musician created the Jason Mraz Foundation to support several charities with which he has been involved.

 

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

American actress, film director, and producer Jennifer Aniston took on surfing and paddleboarding in 2007 in Hawaii.

The famous sitcom "Friends" star was born in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 11, 1969.

Her role as Rachel Green in the series launched her career and made her, along with her female "Friends" co-stars, the highest-paid television actress ever.

She also won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the part.

Anniston developed a very successful career in filming, and her leading role in the 2002 independent movie "The Good Girl" is one of her most acclaimed works.

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has been spotted surfing in Los Angeles in 2012.

She recently revealed that she took a break from the sport after an accident in the water. She was hit in the head by her own surfboard, causing a temporary memory loss.

Lawrence landed her first leading role in "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007-2009) and later moved on to film appearances.

Her performance in "Winter's Bone" in 2010 led to her first Academy Award nomination, and her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" in 2012 earned her both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

The third Academy nomination came in 2013 for her part in "American Hustle," for which she was also awarded a Bafta Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Jennifer Lawrence is best known for her leading role as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games" trilogy.

 

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffet is a very active surfer. The veteran singer-songwriter surfs whenever he has an opportunity and is frequently seen in the water while seeking inspiration for new songs.

In 2009, Jimmy brought James O'Mahouney's surf collection to Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber, creating the Honolulu Surfing Museum.

Buffett was born on December 25, 1946, in Mississippi.

He started his musical career in Nashville in the 1960s and recorded his first album, "Down to Earth," in 1970.

The hit song "Margaritaville" from his seventh album, the best-selling of his career, brought him wider recognition and mainstream success.

With his party hits and beach lifestyle, he gathered a loyal fan base best known as "Parrotheads."

In addition to being an accomplished musician, Buffett is an environmental activist, a successful businessman, and a best-selling writer.

 

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner, born November 3, 1995, in Los Angeles, is a model and television personality.

She is best known for her appearance on the reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

Her modeling career began with the Wilhelmina agency when she was 14 years old.

The young model had her first runway experience in 2012 for the Sherri Hill brand. She has also done photo shoots with magazines like Teen Vogue and OK!.

Kendall has recently begun garnering attention as a runway model after walking for brands like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Givenchy.

She was featured in Paper magazine's Beautiful People in 2010, along with her sister Kylie. The two are also responsible for the clothing line "Kendall & Kylie."

Kendall Jenner has been spotted bodyboarding and paddleboarding in places like Malibu, Hawaii, and Thailand.

 

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has been seen bodyboarding in Mexico and paddleboarding in Miami in 2012.

Kim Kardashian is a television personality, model, actress, and fashion designer born in Los Angeles, California, on October 21, 1980.

She became best known in 2007 when her family signed with E! to star in a reality show about their lives.

The success of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" led to spin-offs such as "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" or "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami."

She has made appearances on television series like "How I Met Your Mother," "C.S.I.: N.Y." and "90210", television shows such as "Dancing With The Stars" and "America's Next Top Model," and the films "Disaster Movie" and "Deep in the Valley."

Kardashian is one of the highest-paid reality television stars, earning about 10 million dollars in 2013.

 

Kirk Hammet

Kirk Hammet

Metallica's lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett, is an enthusiast surfer who embraced the sport in 2002.

He was spotted surfing in different parts of the world, including Hawaii, Portugal, Australia, and Morocco.

Alongside fellow Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Hammett was announced as a keynote speaker for the Surf Summit 17 in May 2014.

Kirk Hammett was born in San Francisco, California, on November 8, 1962.

In 19810, he co-founded the trash band "Exodus" with Paul Baloff, which became Metallica's support act on two occasions.

Three years later, Metallica invited him to join them as the lead guitarist. From the second album, he also started writing songs for the band.

The mythic heavy metal band won several music awards and is one of the best-selling bands of all time, with a broad and loyal fan base.

Hammett is a talented guitarist who has always pursued more knowledge about his instrument and collected different musical influences. He took lessons from Joe Satriani and the City College of San Francisco.

 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, best known as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist born on March 28, 1986, in New York City.

Gaga began performing early, and at 19, she started pursuing her musical career. By then, she also founded the band SGBand, which garnered local attention in the downtown Lower East Side club scene.

The stage name Lady Gaga was created during her work with talent scout Rob Fusari and is based on the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga."

In 2007, she started working as a songwriter for Interscope Records, writing for artists like Britney Spears, Fergie, and The Pussycat Dolls.

Her breakthrough came in 2008 with her first album, "The Fame". Her following records and singles are some of the best-selling in the world.

She was distinguished with several awards, namely five Grammy awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.

Her eccentric looks were switched by a rash guard in 2011 when she was seen taking surfing lessons in Mexico.

 

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

American actress, model, and singer Lindsay Lohan went surfing with friends in 2011 in Malibu.

Lohan was born on July 2, 1986, in New York City and began her career at 3.

She modeled as a child for international brands, participated in many television commercials, and was cast in the soap opera "Another World" when she was ten.

Her first film appearance was in 1998's Disney's "The Parent Trap." The movie was a hit, and other equally successful parts followed in "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls," which is considered her breakout performance.

Lindsay Lohan won several MTV and Teen Choice awards, and her work on independent movies was critically acclaimed.

She also launched two platinum and gold-certified studio albums.

Her latest works have been more focused on fashion and television after her having lost several movie deals due to legal and addiction problems.

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal hit the waves of Hanalei Bay, Kauai, during a stay in Hawaii in 2011.

Born on November 16, 1977, in New York City, Gyllenhaal started appearing as a teenager in the movies directed by her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal.

She became famous for her role in "Secretary" in 2002 and was nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe for that role.

The critically acclaimed actress has since appeared in a wide range of movies, such as "Sherrybaby" in 2006, which led to a second Golden Globe nomination, and the blockbuster Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" in 2008.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the journalist Jean Craddock in "Crazy Love," in 2009.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

 

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey began surfing for the movie "Surfer, Dude" in 2008.

Since then, he has been hooked on the sport and has been seen catching waves on many occasions, namely in Malibu in 2008.

McConaughey is an American actor born in Uvalde, Texas, on November 4, 1969.

He started his career in the early 1990s with television and film appearances and became more notorious in 1996 after his role as the lawyer Jack Brigance in the movie "A Time To Kill."

Since 2012, McConaughey has focused more on independent movies and demanding characters.

His leading role in "Dallas Buyers Club" in 2013 granted him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

 

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver proved to be a natural on her surfboard when spotted in Surf City in 2006. The British actress enjoyed herself catching waves at the Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam.

She claims that surfing alongside yoga is one of her favorite things to do.

Minnie Driver was born on January 31, 1970, in London.

She started acting in theatre and television, and her film debut was as Benny Hogan in "Circle of Friends" in 1995.

Her performance gathered attention, and roles in movies like "007 - Goldeneye", "Sleepers" and "Grosse Point Blank" soon followed.

Driver's part in "Good Will Hunting" led to an Academy Award nomination for Best Supported Actress, among other distinctions.

In 1998, she founded the production company "Two Drivers" with her sister.

Minnie Driver also developed a music career. She was a member of the band "Puff, Rocks, and Brown" and released her debut solo album "Everything I've Got in My Pocket" in 2004. The second album, "Seastories", came out in 2007.

 

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 29, 1978. She is an American singer, actress, and T.V. personality.

She started her career in the girl's band Eden's Crush, but her breakthrough came when she became the lead singer of the female group Pussycat Dolls.

Scherzinger left the band in 2010 and continued to achieve success in her solo career.

The ex-Pussycat Doll has also made several television appearances and had some acting experiences.

She participated in "Dancing with the Stars," which she won, and was a resident judge on "The X Factor."

In 2012, Nicole took part in Oakley's Learn to Ride surf event in Cabo San Lucas and has also been seen paddle surfing.

 

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

British actor Orlando Bloom learned to surf in New Zealand while filming "Lord of the Rings."

He became passionate about the sport and has surfed in Cornwall, Australia, Mexico, and Hawaii, among other places.

Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, England, on January 13, 1977. His first film appearance was in 1997, in a small role in "Wilde."

After that, he entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study acting, and only days before graduating, he was cast as Legolas in "The Lord of The Rings" movie trilogy.

He became famous for the part, having won and been nominated for numerous awards.

In 2003, he starred in "Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," followed by "Troy," "Kingdom of Heaven," "Elizabethtown," "New York, I Love You," "Main Street" and the remaining films of "The Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Lord of The Rings" series.

Bloom was named a Goodwill Ambassador by Unicef in 2009 and received his star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in 2014.

 

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

American model, actress, and television personality Paris Hilton was seen learning how to surf with the help of Koby Abberton back in 2007 in Malibu.

Since then, she seems to be keeping up with the sport. In 2013, Paris published photos of herself before and after a surf session, again in Malibu, on her Instagram account.

Paris Hilton was born in New York City on February 17, 1981.

She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels, Conrad Hilton.

Hilton started a modeling career as a teenager and has appeared on several television shows, series, and movies.

In 2003, she starred alongside Nicole Richie in the reality television show "The Simple Life," for which she is best known.

 

Peter Andre

Peter Andre

Peter Andre had fun and showed good skills while learning how to windsurf at Lagoon Watersports in Brighton, England, in 2009.

The popular singer was born in London, England, on February 27, 1973,  but has lived in Australia since the age of six.

Andre signed a record contract after participating in the Australian talent show "New Faces" in 1990. Two years later, he released his first single, "Gimme Little Sign," followed by the debut album "Peter Andre."

He became increasingly popular after the song "Mysterious Girl," which became a hit in Australia and the UK.

Peter Andre has sold 580,000 albums and 1,000,000 singles in the UK.

Also, as a television personality, he launched a reality show with Katie Price on ITV2 in 2004, which later led to the individual shows "Katie" and "Pete Andre: My Life."

Andre participated in several other programs, such as "Odd One In," "Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover," "Sunday Scoop," and "Your Face Sounds Familiar."

 

Prince William of Wales

Prince William of Wales

Prince William was first spotted with a bodyboard in 1993 while still a child.

Later, in 2004, he went surfing with friends in Scotland, displaying good skills. William has also surfed in Portugal.

He is an avid sportsman and a keen surfer, so much so that the sport was part of his bachelor party in 2011.

The Duke of Cambridge was born in London, England, on June 21, 1982, to Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The eldest of two sons, William attended Ludgrove School and Eton College and graduated in Geography in 2005 from St. Andrews University after a gap year spent traveling South America and Africa.

He completed his training as an officer in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is currently serving as a helicopter pilot with the Search and Rescue Force.

William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, and their first son, Prince George of Cambridge, was born on July 22, 2013.

 

Rihanna

Rihanna

Actress and singer Rihanna seems to love paddleboarding, as she has been seen enjoying the sport several times.

The artist recently took on paddleboarding in Brazil and Hawaii.

She also spent part of her 25th birthday celebration jet-skiing with big wave surfer Makua Rothman.

Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in Barbados.

Her debut album, "Music of the Sun," was released in 2005 and sold over 2,000,000 copies.

She has released seven albums so far, featuring major hits such as "S.O.S.," which was Rihanna's first single to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the best-known of all her songs, "Umbrella."

Rihanna has won multiple awards throughout her career, notably 22 Billboard Music Awards, eight American Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards, and two Brit Awards.

 

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" saga, has been frequently seen surfing and standup paddleboarding.

The actor, model, and musician started practicing in 2012 and has since improved his performance.

Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in London.

His breakthrough in acting came in 2005 when he played Cedric Diggory in the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

In 2008, his leading role in the film adaptation of the "Twilight" novels brought him worldwide recognition and a vast legion of fans.

Other notable movies followed, and critics praised his interpretation of Eric Parker in "Cosmopolis," in 2012.

In 2010, he was named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in The World" and ranked among the most powerful celebrities in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

 

Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Sean Penn was born on August 17, 1960, in Los Angeles County, California. He is an internationally acclaimed actor, film director, screenwriter, humanitarian, and political and social activist.

His career as an actor started in 1974 on a television show. His talent was widely recognized, and in 1995, he received his first Academy Award nomination and the Best Actor Award at the Berlin Film Festival for his leading role in the drama "Dead Man Walking."

Penn has collected several awards for his acting skills, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. One of the movies he directed has also been nominated for two Academy Awards.

The actor's humanitarian work is widely known, namely his actions in the wake of the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina, as well as his efforts to defend human rights, the environment, and the promotion of peace.

Sean Penn has been seen surfing in Hawaii, reminding fans of his role as the surfer Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). Penn is an experienced surfer.

 

Tanna Frederick

Tanna Frederick

Tanna Frederick is a very active celebrity with a big passion for surfing.

The talented actress and environmentalist discovered surfing when she moved to California.

In 2007, she co-founded the "Project Save Our Surf," which is dedicated to ocean conservation and has a deep connection to surfing.

Frederick was born in Mason City, Iowa, on August 11, 1979.

She majored in theater and political science at the University of Iowa and, by then, regularly performed in theaters.

In 1999, she graduated in liberal arts and moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to perform on stage and eventually started working with Henry Jaglom.

Her first film appearance occurred in 2002, in "Inescapable". In 2006, her performance in Jaglom's "Hollywood Dreams" was critically acclaimed and led to several film festival awards.

In 2009, she starred in "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway" at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, and in 2012, she performed in the film adaptation of the play. She also participated in the "Hollywood Dreams" sequel, "Queen of the Lot", in 2010.

Although she is best known for her stage and independent film career, Tanna Frederick is also the founder of the Iowa Independent Film Festival, a writer, producer, and marathon runner.

 

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens was born in Salinas, California, on December 14, 1988.

The young actress and singer achieved stardom in 2006, thanks to her role as Gabriella Montez in the Disney movie "High School Musical," alongside Zac Efron.

Hudgens started acting and singing at eight years old in plays and musicals and eventually appeared in commercials and television shows.

She dedicated herself to acting at 15, having performed in series and sitcoms and scoring, in 2003, her first film role in "Thirteen."

Hudgen's debut musical album, "V," was released in 2006, having reached the 34th position on the Billboard 200 and garnered positive reviews.

With fellow actress Ashley Greene, Vanessa Hudgens attended the Learn To Ride event at Oakley Pro Bali. She had also been seen surfing in Hawaii in 2010.

 

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Zac Efron is an American actor and singer, born on October 18, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California.

He started acting on television in 2002 and became best known for his leading role in the 2006 Disney Channel movie "High School Musical."

Ever since, Efron has debuted in several other movies and has recently started to move on to more mature movies, like "The Lucky One" and "The Paper Boy."

Two songs from the High School Musical interpreted by Effron placed him on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The young actor has won multiple prizes throughout his career, among which are the People's Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Star Under 25 (2011) and Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor (2013).

Surfing is among his favorite sports. In 2010, he participated in Oakley's Learn to Ride surfing day charity event at Bondi Beach, Australia.

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