Mason Ho: his nickname is Naked Mase | Photo: WSL

You don't need to be a surfing legend to earn a cool nickname. Just do something memorable and let your friends do the rest. In the meantime, discover the best surf-inspired and non-surf-related nicknames.

They're cool, laid-back, aggressive, fresh, and creative, often defining a surfer's personality. Nicknames are words that usually represent the person who owns one.

Animals, food, drinks, personality traits, physical characteristics, mental skills, lifestyle preferences, reputational assets, abbreviations, and diminutives all serve to create a moniker.

In surfing, there are thousands of lively, amusing, funny, cute, and sometimes ridiculous associations you can make to pick the right nickname for a particular guy or gal.

Do you know a friend with a bold personality? Get him a flashy and gnarly surfer nickname. If you need help, there are nickname generators online for you to get creative.

Take a look at some of the most entertaining and surfy-sounding monikers. What's your favorite real-life surfer nickname?

  • Aamion "Oma Bird" Goodwin
  • Adrian "Ace" Buchan
  • Adriano "Mineirinho" de Souza
  • Alana "Lana" Blanchard
  • Anastasia "Stasia" Ashley
  • Andrew "Droid" Doheny
  • Bede "Durbo" Durbidge
  • Bernard "Midget" Farrelly
  • Carissa "Riss" Moore
  • Courtney "Lil' Tiger" Conlogue
  • Craig "Owl" Chapman
  • Damien "Damo" Hobgood
  • Darryl "Flea" Virostko
  • Dean "Dingo" Morrison
  • Duke "Big Kahuna" Kahanamoku
  • Ezekiel "Zeke" Lau
  • Frederico "Kikas" Morais
  • Gabriel "Funky Cold" Medina
  • Garrett "GMAC" McNamara
  • Gary "Kong" Elkerton
  • Grant "Twiggy" Baker
  • Greg "Da Bull" Noll
  • Ian "Kanga" Cairns
  • Jamie "Mitcho" Mitchell
  • Jay "Bottle" Thompson
  • Joel "Parko" Parkinson
  • John "John" Florence
  • Josh "Kerrazy" Kerr
  • Julian "J-Dub" Wilson
  • Kekoa "Bam" Bacalso
  • Kelly "Slats" Slaters
  • Ken "Skindog" Collins
  • Kolohe "Brother" Andino
  • Lakey "Legend" Peterson
  • Laura "Lauzy" Enever
  • Leonardo "Italian Stallion" Fioravanti
  • Mark "Occy" Occhilupo
  • Mark "Wounded Seagull" Richards
  • Martin "Pottz" Potter
  • Mason "Naked Mase" Ho
  • Matt "Wilko" Wilkinson
  • Michel "Spartan "Bourez
  • Mick "White Lightning" Fanning
  • Miguel "Migi" Pupo
  • Mike "Snips" Parsons
  • Miki "Da Cat" Dora
  • Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani
  • Peter "Condor" Mel
  • Peter "PT" Townend
  • Robert "Wingnut" Weaver
  • Rory "Dog" Russell
  • Ryan "Hippo" Hipwood
  • Sally "Sal" Fitzgibbons
  • Sebastian "Seabass" Zietz
  • Shawn "Barney" Barron
  • Stephanie "Happy" Gilmore
  • Tatiana "Tati" Weston-Webb
  • Terry "Sultan of Speed" Fitzgerald
  • Tiago "Saca" Pires
  • Todd "Cheese" Chesser
  • Tracy "Tubesteak" Tracy
  • Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew
  • Yago "Goat" Dora
  • Zoltan "The Magician" Torkos

Are you expecting a baby boy or a girl? Take a look at the coolest surfer names for your child.

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