Surfing is one of those sports that will always stay in style. People who live by the ocean find it hard to resist the charm of riding those waves, and even tourists give it a try. Many top celebrities love surfing as well. Here are the most notable figures that engage in this fascinating activity when the occasion arises!
1. Jonah Hill
You know Jonah Hill from his famous roles in "Wolf of Wall Street" and "Superbad," but did you know that the actor is an avid surfer too? Jonah is enjoying surfing more than just as a holiday hobby. He took classes and tried to perfect his techniques constantly to ride those waves like a pro.
Since 2019, Jonah has frequently been spotted surfing in Malibu but also in other places, usually in the morning. The actor claimed on several occasions that he likes surfing as a form of meditation.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
The notorious Facebook founder, currently Meta Platforms CEO and co-founder, is a declared fan of water sports, including surfing. His favorite surfing spot is in Hawaii, where he is also owning a property. But Zuckerberg took his surfing interest to a new level. He uses an electric hydrofoil surfboard, known as the "eFoil," which helps him enjoy surfing experiences faster and more smoothly.
The eFoil doesn't need high-quality waves to ride, and its main advantage is that it can offer a great experience even in a calmer wind. His surfing equipment mixes his passion for sports with his tech-innovative side.
3. Orlando Bloom
If you like Orlando Bloom in famous movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Lord of the Rings," you will become an even more dedicated fan when you find out that he is also a great surfer. His favorite surfing locations are Malibu, Hawaii, and California.
But Bloom is a known practitioner of all kinds of outdoor sports besides surfing. He enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding as often as he can. The actor also practices yoga, which helps him with his balance on those challenging waves!
4. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's fans are used to her shocking appearances, catchy music, acting skills, and inspirational speeches. But you might not know that she is a great surfer, too! She was first spotted in Mexico in 2011, and she surprised her fans once again with this new hobby.
Getting involved in this new sport shows the fearless nature of Lady Gaga and her desire to experience new sensations. She enjoys surfing on occasion rather than as a regular hobby. But the famous singer enjoys crowd-surfing often during her concerts!
Pink is so much more than the talented singer with vocals that impressed millions of fans worldwide. Alecia Beth Moore, known as Pink, is also a great surfer. Even if the public doesn't know Pink for her surfing performances, she is pretty skilled at this sport.
Pink was seen surfing in California, and her fitness skills show while she is on top of the waves. Her acrobatic moves, which we can see on stage, also help her enjoy surfing more artistically. In 2020, Pink shared a picture of her "thunder thighs" while surfing and thanked God that she knew how to use them.
6. Keanu Reeves
The notorious Neo from “The Matrix,” Keanu Reeves, started surfing due to his role in "Point Break" in 1991. In his role as John Utah, Reeves is an undercover FBI agent as a surfer who chases a band of bank robbers. He took surfing classes and played several surfing scenes for the movie, but the sport charmed him beyond this project.
Even if many people thought that his surfing skills were learned and displayed to please the audience of "Point Break," the actor still enjoys good surf now and then. Even if he took a break from it, due to his busy schedule, Reeves was spotted surfing more often in recent years. He discussed his passion for surfing and water sports many times as a way to connect spiritually to a higher form of life and freedom.
7. Zac Efron
Zac Efron, the actor from "Baywatch" and "High School Musical," is a well-known surfing enthusiast who shows in his movies as well. Efron is very dedicated to a healthy, active lifestyle and was spotted riding some impressive waves in Australia during the filming of "Down to Earth with Zac Efron," a Netflix series that promotes his lifestyle principles.
The actor is an avid enthusiast of all kinds of outdoor activities besides surfing. He keeps his fans updated on social media regarding his hiking trips, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
8. Julia Roberts
The beloved "Pretty Woman" actress Julia Roberts enjoys surfing as a form of relaxation and is known to be active in the surfing community. She was seen mainly surfing in Hawaii and does it as one of her main hobbies in her free time. And even if the actress has yet to achieve performance in this water sport, she is undoubtedly getting better at it and is far from being a beginner at riding those waves.
Julia Roberts also used a surf trip to save her marriage with Danny Moder. They spent a week on the Taviana island in Fuji, surfing and enjoying a romantic time to reconnect as a couple. The strategy worked, and Julia Roberts has found the secret to re-candling romance: surfing.
9. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey started surfing when he got the role of "Surfer, Dude" in 2008. Interestingly enough, the surfing scenes in the movie were covered by a double of the actor, but Matt was determined to learn. Now, he is an avid surfer and declared that he is in love with this sport. "It might sound corny, but I've never had a bad time surfing. I love being out there, I love the culture, I love being outside—I love it, man.", said Matthew for Grind TV.
Like most celebrities, Matthew McConaughey enjoys surfing in Malibu and Hawaii, but he can be seen at less famous beaches around the US. His easygoing lifestyle and persona seem to match very well with his surfing activity, and he has gained a lot of admiration through his dedication to outdoor sports.
10. Cameron Diaz
Beautiful Hollywood diva actress Cameron Diaz had the best and the worst of times in 2003. During the same year, she reached the level of the best-paid Hollywood actress, but she also had a surfing accident that ended with a broken nose. Apparently, her nose was shattered in 20 places during a trip to Hawaii for her 31st birthday. The actress was hit right in the face by another surfboard.
She had to go through several surgeries up to 2006 to fix the broken bones that resulted from her surfing accident, but she never gave up her love for ocean sports. We can see some of her best surfing moves in the famous movie "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."
11. Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz might leave the impression that he has been surfing since his early years, but the singer started this sport when he was 28. it soon became one of his wildest passions, though, and he kept getting better at it with each passing year. He found common ground between his music and surfing and declared more than once that he tries to maintain the same chill vibe in both of these areas.
Mraz likes surfing so much that in 2010, he gained the title of Surfing Industry Manufacturers Association's Humanitarian of the Year. Also, in 2011, he took part in an event organized by LifeRollsOn.org that supported people with spinal cord injuries to hit the waves again.
12. Ashley Greene
The brave vampire Alice Cullen from the "Twilight" series, Ashley Green, also had a sweet and bitter affair with the waves. The actress loves surfing but suffered a severe accident in 2013. Her accident happened in Indonesia, and even if it took her a while to recover, she didn't give up the waves.
Ashley was in the ocean with the actress Vanessa Hudgens, also a surfer. Both of them were joining Oakley's Bali Pro/Learn to Surf Event. Ashley Green added the "worthit" hashtag to her Instagram post regarding her surf wound, which shows that she didn't give up this sport.
Surfing charmed celebrities from all domains as it can be a fascinating sport. It offers a sense of freedom and anonymity that is certainly appreciated by those who spend most of their lives in front of cameras!
Written by James Davis
I'm a true California local, and I've spent my life riding the waves along our stunning coastline. Surfing has always been my greatest love, and in my writing, I try to capture its genuine essence. My words aim to transport you into the heart of the surf culture, where the ocean and surfers come together in perfect harmony.
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