Robert Edward Machado was born on October 16th, 1973 in Sydney, Australia and became an American professional surfer from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a community in Encinitas, California. Rob is well known for his laid-back style both in and out of the water which has earned him the name “Mr. Smoothy”. Rob is one of the best-known goofy-foot surfers in the world today and has won many prestigious contests including the Hawaii’s Pipeline Masters (Triple Crown of Surfing) and the U.S. Open of Surfing, the largest surfing event held on the U.S. mainland. This video features Rob cruising on the Eisbach River in Munich, Germany. The Eisbach is german for “The Ice Brook” and is a small man-made river that flows through the Englischer Garten. This river forms a standing wave about 1 meter high which makes it a popular river surfing spot. The water is cold and shallow which makes it suitable only for experienced surfers and kayakers. This wave has been surfed since 1972 but has caused some issues between authorities who threatened to demolish the wave. A group of wave supporters organized activities and a website to save the wave making surfing officially allowed in 2010. Watch Rob get dirty on the Eisbach, Enjoy!
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