It could be worse, they could make a living promoting motorized surfboards. [/QUOTE]
Hey don't talk about Cory Lopez like that.
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Thread: poor Rob Machado.
Jan 9, 2013, 07:45 PM #21
I'm getting to the point I'd walk thru some scorpions to get some waves!
Jan 9, 2013, 08:36 PM #23Senior Member
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Jan 9, 2013, 08:47 PM #24
I was supposed to be in ES 1/3-1/8 for my birthday but my passport was DENIED! I'm going to get it eventually and still have my plane tic. I'm so jonesing for that place!! The waves have been no bueno in Gtown. Good to know about the scrops! We have them in Texas but not in my area. Check out where I'm headed - totally stoked! the waves look saweet! Even better - someone else is footing the bill just had to pay for airfare.... It's gonna be BEAST!
Jan 9, 2013, 08:54 PM #25
It comes down to jealousy. I am jealous of Rob's hair. I'm 50 and the follicles just aren't there anymore. He can have the free-soul living. i just want the hair. Damn him!
Jan 9, 2013, 08:59 PM #26
Jan 9, 2013, 09:32 PM #28Senior Member
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just checked the surf.double over toe. water mid 40s.kinda makes it hard to feel sorry for the him .never met the guy but I think the movie is tryin to say sometimes you have to step outside your comfort zone to see things a different way.anyway im sure hes a genuine guy .plus gotta respect the fro!
Jan 9, 2013, 09:38 PM #29
Jan 9, 2013, 09:52 PM #30
I have to disagree with most of you. Sure, pro surfers get to travel a lot and surf perfect waves. They also sacrifice time with family, relationships, stability, etc. Anyone here who has traveled a lot can probably relate at least a little bit, especially we military folk who get uprooted every year or so and never get to experience a more permanent community. Sure, Rob has enjoyed the things that the rest of us dream about, but he has also sacrificed some of the things we take for granted. I for one enjoy listening to his genuine stuff, though I am sure the surf industry filters and changes a lot of it to raise profits...just my two cents.
Oh, and I would have to agree with those who attest to his reputation. A friend of mine lives near Cardiff and has come across Rob a few times with nothing but good things to say about him. Pro surfers basically sell their soul the moment they sign a big contract, just like a big rock band. You can cry "sellout" or just accept the person for who he is: another guy who deals with the harsh realities of life, just like the rest of us.