MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
Mick Fanning Posts Equal 3rd at Billabong Pro RioRead more...
After nearly 10 down days in a row, the Billabong Rio Pro has wrapped. With tons of Brazilians flying everywhere, Mick Fanning and Ace Buchan still managed to crush their way through a few heats and pull in some solid results. Mick, who now sits in third overall, made his way to the Semi-Finals before taking a loss to eventual winner, Jordy Smith.Mick wasn't the only one who made it through a few rounds, and Brazil saw Ace pull in an equal 5th and his best result of the year. Whether he should have lost to Medina is another story, but that's an entire debate in itself. Relive the magi... [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 08, 2013
Dragon Unveils The Floatable CollectionRead more...
Dragon Unveils New Floatable Sunglasses H20 Floatable Collection Includes Top 5 Styles with Performance PolarCarlsbad, CA (May 8, 2013)- Dragon has seamlessly blended fashion with function to create the H20 Floatable Collection—its first ever line of floating sunglasses. Made for men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle in and around the water, the H20 Floatable Collection pairs 5 of Dragon’s most popular styles— including The Jam and the Double Dos—with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. Arriving just in time for summer, Dragon's... [ more ]
MONDAY, MAY 06, 2013
Shane Dorian and Keala Kennelly Go Big at XXL AwardsRead more...
Every year, Shane Dorian, Reef McIntosh and Keala Kennelly catch a lot of big waves, the ones that us mere mortals wouldn't even consider touching. Lucky for them, they are recognized for the size of their...waves, and honored at the Billabong XXL Awards. We suspected Shane would clean up for his performance at Jaws, and he did, taking home a check for Tube of the Year and Ride of the Year. Also on the podium was Keala, who grabbed a well deserved Women's Performer of the Year award for her backside barrel at Jaws. [ more ]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 01, 2013
Shane Dorian, Mick Fanning and Beau Foster in "Anything Sing"Read more...
Reef gathered their vagabond team of surfers for their newest film "Anything Sing," a gritty new flick which happens to feature Dragon riders Beau Foster, Mick Fanning and Shane Dorian. Check the boys out as they score perfect barrels in Morocco and Dorian's ender section at Jaws.Watch Anything Sing in its entirety over on What Youth. [ more ]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Taylor Clark Tears Lowers ApartRead more...
Local grom Taylor Clarke has been turning heads for a while now, but this recent video on Surfline is making us reevaluate our choice to call him a grom...I mean, have you seen those man turns? http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/taylor-lately_95563 [ more ]
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.