Rob Machado


Rob Machado is one of the most prolific and stylish surfers of all time. He’s one of the sport’s most recognizable characters, a living icon who continues to expand the definition of what a long term successful surfing career looks like. Rob excelled in competition at the highest level, winning many contests and accolades, however his experiences after leaving competitive surfing will probably be his most lasting legacy. He is active in his own local SoCal community through the  Rob Machado Foundation, and has shown tremendous commitment to supporting humanitarian and environmental projects that protect the future of surfing, such as Waves for Water, The Ecology Center, and the Reef Redemption program.


Rob with his “verified ECOBOARD” lams to use on his sustainable surfboards.

Sustainable Surf is thrilled to have Rob as an ambassador for our work.  Rob is committed to helping transform how surfboards are made with sustainable and non-toxic materials, and has been seen as the leading top pro surfer to move the industry forward. Rob says, “I’m really excited about helping spread the word that we can make an eco-friendly surfboard that can perform up to the standards of a top professional and look as good as any board out there”. Even better, you can personal order an ecoboard from Rob’s new surfboard project, Rob Machado Creations.

Rob has also worked with Waste to Waves to recycle waste styrofoam, through his sponsor Reef.  Rob is now shaping and riding boards from recycled styrofoam blanks created as part of this program.