Rob Machado has always been one of my favorite surfers, not just because he always marched to the beat of a different drummer, but because he was fearless. Fearless about stepping off the tour and out of the commercial spotlight. Fearless about shaping boards with unconventional, seemingly useless tails, and still getting barreled in them. And fearless about experimenting with music. And after I met him last year, I began to realize he had the right idea about life in general: do everything you love and don’t forget your roots.
This video series from Dragon Alliance Eyewear, “Frame of Mind: The B-Sides of Life” explores four surfers and their personalities outside of competitive surfing. This last webisode details Machado’s passion for life. Have a watch!