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Machado, Rob


Laconic goofyfooter from Cardiff, California; world-ranked #2 in 1995, and generally regarded as the smoothest-riding surfer of his generation. Machado was born (1973) in Sydney, Australia, the son of an American general contractor/real estate agent father and a British school teacher mother, and began surfing at age nine, five years after his family moved to Cardiff. He put together a string of good results in the U.S. Surfing Championships, placing first in the menehune division in 1986 and...