Rob Machado, known as one of the world’s greatest surfers and recognizable characters, continues to expand the definition of what professional surfing is all about. Known for his Zen-like flow both on land and in the water, Machado was consistently seeded at the top of the rankings as a competitor on the ASP World Tour. With 12 career WCT victories, Machado was ranked among the top ten surfers for eleven straight years and was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and re-inducted in 2006.
His contribution to the sport doesn’t end with his accolades in a colored jersey. Since his departure from the ASP tour in 2001, Machado has been one of surfing’s most committed ambassadors, roaming the globe, surfing the world’s best waves, and deepening his commitment to environmental awareness.
Currently, Machado is collaborating with Firewire Surfboards to shape his own models. A San Diego local, Machado hails from Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas, California.