Rob Machado

Rob Machado
August 30, 2017 Christina Mullin

Rob Machado is one of the world’s most recognizable surfers as well as a committed environmentalist.

In 2004, he established RMF


to support environmental programs for youth. Today he is directly involved in the programs run by the foundation, often appearing at schools and volunteer events.

The Rob Machado Foundation’s primary mission is to educate and empower young people to make sustainable choices.
Through environmental education and sustainability solutions, the Rob Machado Foundation works to keep single-use plastic out of watersheds while giving children access to clean water.

The Rob Machado Foundation provides water filling stations to schools and public spaces. These stations provide a clean, healthful drink option for children and community members while eliminating the need for single-use plastic water bottles.

RMF also provides innovative trash and recycling solutions at beaches, schools and surf events to protect waterways from waste and to save recyclables from entering the landfill.