Rob Machado

DOB: Oct. 16TH 1973
Height and Weight: 5'10 145LBS
Sponsors: HURLEY, REEF, Dragon, NIXON, SAMBAZON, DA KINE
Favorite Wave: Seaside Reef
Inspiration: Waking up and looking out the window inspires me. There is so much going on out there it's hard not to be inspired.
Favorite Surfer: The guy having the most fun.....

There are very few world-class surfers who also design and shape boards, so when the opportunity to work with Rob Machado presented itself, Firewire leaped at the opportunity. With a competitive carrer that spanned over two decades including a Pipe Masters win, and his more recent work on humanitarian issues, Rob is one of only a handful of surfers from any generation, whose relevance has stood the test of time, a testament to his surfing ability and character.

With a relaxed style that belies just how radical his surfing really is, Rob has combined his surfing knowledge with a long-standing interest in surfboard design, that has culminated in his unique surfboard designs that are perfectly suited for the waves that most surfers ride.