Rob Machado Just Passing Through Bali. Funky boards, temples, and throaty left handers. The iconic goofy footer and Reef Ambassador, Rob Machado still setting the bar for style.
3 sessions 3 minutes of your time. Rob Machado shot these 3 sessions during a trip to Bali a few months ago.
Teahupoo sure does know how to offer some different flavours. Tahiti’s most famous lefthander and its many faces are always a great show, no matter what.
Reef’s full feature about life on the road shot in Tahiti, Bali, Australia and South Africa. “De Passage” is a film inspired by Reef’s philosophy of “Just Passing Through,” a 20-minute short about traveling surfers’ surreal life on the road starring Reef ambassadors Alana Blanchard, Mick Fanning, Luke Davis, Tia Blanco, Rob Machado, Kai Otton, Shane Dorian, Mikala Jones, Taylor Knox, Paige Maddison, and Nick Rozsa.
Rob Machado, Marlon Gerber and Tai “Buddha” Graham attempt to surf every wave on the Bukit Peninsula in a single day. Not an easy task, but certainly a fun one.
Rob Machado’s always one for board designs that are a bit out there, just take a look at his Board Eat Board model you might have seen on here a few weeks back, this however is another level Signal Snowboards have come up with a surfboard you can snowboard – think of the cost saving! Rob takes the freshly made board out for a session at Encinitas and after a few cutties, a couple of hang fives and a bit of Machado’ esque styling it’s up to the mountains for a snowboard with Curtis Ciszek. So after seeing the clip do you want one?
This video features Rob Machado’s section in Cancer to Capricorn Reef’s surf movie that came out last year. The picture to the right sums up all you need to know about the video, Rob – casual as ever and just setting up his line in a Lopez -esque manner.
Legends such as Terry Fitzgerald and Mitchell Rae, pro surfers Rob Machado, Rizal Tanjung and Marlon Gerber, musician-surfers Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, and Chad Butler from the band Switchfoot, Bali legends Made Lana from Uluwatu and Ketut Menda from Kuta and others with their families and friends from all over the world came together to honor and celebrate the roots of modern surfing at this unique surf gathering.
In this recycling day and age, what’s old is new again, and vintage is cooler than ever.
Been there done that, I know, but really, there is nowhere even similar to Bali. It’s not Bali’s fault that yobbos by the score, rank footy teams on drunken end of season trips, and other demented, culture blind knuckleheads visit the “Island of the Gods”. I wish they didn’t, but that doesn’t mean the essential Bali is finished; it’s actually the same as it ever was.