Rob Rides Futures
Hometown: Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Weight: 145 lbs
Rob Machado lives the dream we’re all chasing.
His illustrious surfing career allows him to be a resident of the road. Achieving what all surfers are after; a life in pursuit of the ocean’s offerings. Having Rob on our team shows us the possibilities that present themselves when one stays true to their path.
His carefree nature and free spirited persona are his monikers but there was a time when Rob felt the desire to compete. His win at the Pipe Masters remains one of our favorite highlights in professional surfing. Retired from the tour for over a decade now, Rob is free to surf wherever he pleases. If Indonesia is vibrating with swell, he’s there finding bliss in a Balinese barrel. Rob’s inspired to lend a helping hand to those in need, often spreading his good fortune to those in remote areas.
His timeless tube riding style is his passport to paradise.
His effortless technique and smoothness is consistent with his character. Rob Machado doesn’t force a thing. Life just seems to unfold naturally around him and with humility and grace, he appreciates every minute of it.
The attributes of Rob Machado’s signature fin suit him as well. Loose, springy and full of life. Rob likes to keep things feeling fresh and free with a Ride Number of 10.0. His open mindedness to surf crafts is fun for us as we provide him with a wide variety of templates to match his ever-changing quiver.
Rob Machado keeps us dreaming. Whether that be new ways to lessen our environmental impact or different materials to implement, he is a constant source of inspiration to never be complacent.
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 145 lbs Stance: Goofy