Occ-Cast: Rob Machado’s Long Lost Trophy Stash!

Career talk with the drifty one…

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Rob Machado, with his fluid approach and untamed curls, is the surfer we know best for freesurfing escapades as the drifty one. But there was a time when he gave old Smelly Skater a run for the title of most decorated surfer on the planet. It’s a gold stash so blindingly brilliant, that could outshine a freshly waxed cranium at high noon, which arrests the conversation in Occy’s latest episode. And what a story it is. In the year 2000, Rob finished his WCT season at number three in the world behind Sunny Garcia. In 2001, Rob missed three of the five WCT events and then in the same year his main sponsor Gotcha went belly up. Double whammy. Luckily Hurley stopped to smell the incense and locked him in as a full time freewheeler. Cheers Hurley, and God bless you Rob Machado. It’s a cracker ep!

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