Rob Machado

Rob Machado


Arguably one of the most recognizable surfers on the planet over the past three decades, Rob Machado has made the transition from World Championship Tour competitive surfer, to an globe-trotting free surfer.  

Rob and his wife Sophie raise their two kids in the same town he was born and raised in, Cardiff by the Sea, California.  When not finding waves in some foreign land, the Machado family can be spotted down at Seaside Reef, their local Seaside Market, or at Sophie’s boutique in downtown Encinitas, SALT.  

Rob is also highly active in educating our youth on the importance of eliminating single-use plastics, as well as providing clean water at public schools through is highly successful “Rob Machado Foundation”.  Partnering up with FireWire surfboards, Rob can also be found in the shaping room after starting his own label “Rob Machado Surfboards”.  

Look for Rob’s signature Cascara Tea by Marea, which will be dropping in 2018!