Robbo The Aussie
Rob Machado, the famously mellow Californian with all the style in the world, isn’t as chilled as everyone thinks. He’s a smart, very funny, quickwitted human always ready to jump into whatever is coming his way. I hadn’t done a trip with him for so long so it was epic to reconnect. Did you know he was born in Australia? Taking his Aussie heritage into consideration we decided to call him Robbo during the trip. I got the feeling Robbo felt at home on this visit, especially in the surf where he tapped into some of the best barrels of our trip.
Top: Maestro Machado, displaying deft weight distribution and curious go pro placement as he tucks through a coil. Below: Mick and Rob discussing twin fin tactics.