June 20, 2011

Rob Machado

Florida Today "Sun-dried dreadlocks and orange reflective sunglasses." by Hillard Grossman

'It's hard to not notice Rob Machado's presence, especially when he's on a surfboard.

'The legendary surfer from Cardiff, Calif., was the featured attraction at Hurley's Rip My Shred Stick Tour contest Sunday morning at Shepard Park.

'The contest was as laid-back as Machado, with kids performing everything from headstands to cross-steps to a "cockroach."

'"This is fun for me," Machado said. "Some kids have never ridden a surfboard, so I like to see how stoked they get."'

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