Birthdate: October 16, 1973
Born: Sydney, Australia
Resides:Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
Hobbies:Riding waves. Living.
Favorite Quote:“It’s more important to reach the people who count, than to count the people you reach...”
Favorite Dragon sunglasses: Experience II
Highest Rating:World No. 2 in 1995 and World No. 3 in 2000
Years on Tour: 10
Filmography: The Drifter, Campaign, Flow, Down the Barrel, Reef Mixed Tape, September Sessions, Thicker Than Water
Honor Roll: Pipeline Master's Champion, Runner-up World Champion, Rip Curl Pro WCT Champion, Monster Energy Pipeline WQS Champion, three-time US Open of Surfing WQS Champion, rated one of the top 10 surfers in the world five years (1993, 1994,1995, 1997, 2000), Inducted into Surfer's Hall of Fame in 2000, ESPN X Games Gold medal in 2006 and 2007
Sponsors: Dragon, Hurley, Reef Channel Islands, Nixon, Boost Mobile, Sambazon
Shaper: Channel Islands Surfboards
Magic Stick: Anything from a 5’3” to a 5’10”
Training Ground: Seaside Reef, Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Favorite Wave: Macaroni’s
Favorite Maneuver: Standing up
Inspirations: People who are passionate
Rob Machado is one of the world’s greatest surfers, having helped to define the modern era of the sport. Internationally known for his unique and impeccable style on land as well as the water, Machado was consistently seeded at the top of the world rankings as a competitor on the WCT Surfing Tour. With 12 career WCT victories, Machado was ranked among the top ten surfers eleven straight years, from 1995 through present, and was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame in 2000 and re-inducted in 2006.
Machado is committed to supporting his local community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea through his annual surf contest, one of Southern California's most anticipated events. An accomplished golfer, Machado also organizes the Rob Machado Golf Experience benefiting The Rob Machado Foundation a 501c3 foundation created to support various charities dedicated to environmental programs within Southern California.