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Machado in 2009
|Birth name||Robert Edward Machado|
|Born||October 16, 1973 (age 47)|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||140 lb (64 kg)|
Machado attended San Dieguito High School. He describes himself in interviews, vlogs and social media as a "soul surfer," or freesurfer,. He was largely active in the competitive surfing scene from 1993 to 2000, and was still competing in World Surf League events until 2012.
Machado hosts and participates in an annual event held at his home reef called the Rob Machado Surf Classic and Beach Fair, which is an amateur competition for the locals of all ages, and it includes demo sessions with Machado and other pros.
Machado portrayed "himself" in the 2007 animated picture, Surf's Up. Machado also starred in his own feature film released in the late 90s titled "Drifting". Additionally, Rob wrote and starred in the 2009 film, The Drifter.
On December 31, 2019, Machado announced he would no longer be associated with Hurley after having been sponsored by the surf company for nearly 20 years, due to the new ownership group's desire to cut spending.
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