Iconic surfer and Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident Rob Machado travels the world
chasing waves and photographing surf culture. A dedicated environmental
steward, he launched The Rob Machado Foundation, which supports and
initiates educational programs focused on helping children understand
their contribution to a healthy earth. His video series, “Through the Lens,”
highlights his travels and the people that he meets along the way who
share a love for surfing and the arts. robmachado.com
San Diego has a very unique vibe about it,
especially North County. I grew up surfing a wave called Swami’s, named for the
Self-Realization Fellowship on the cliff
there. Swami’s is one of the best waves
in San Diego, which draws all of the best
surfers in the area when it’s good. I also
love surfing in what I refer to as the bubble around my house—Swami’s, Cardiff,
Seaside, Pipes, etc. The majority of the
waves are reef breaks, and are really good
in the winter time.
Rob Machado is a SDTA Ambassador and your Guide to the Good Stuff.
IDEAL SAN DIEGO DAY
Wake up with the sun, take my dog down
to the beach for a walk and a surf check.
Paddle out and ride some waves. Head to
the Sambazon Acai Cafe for some grub,
then back home for some work (boring).
I’ll work on some surfboards depending
on where I might be heading off to on
my next trip, then it’s back to the beach
for an afternoon surf, followed by dinner
at Rimel’s with my girl and maybe live
music at the Belly Up in Solana Beach or
Spreckels Theatre downtown.
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