Machado and Mitchell charge big downwind run

Surfing’s most unique personality Rob Machado is on the North Shore of Oahu competing in the Clash of the Legends, an exhibition involving fellow surfing legends.

When the wind picked up and the beach breaks were blown out, Machado hooked up with his friend two-time SUP mag cover boy and 10-time Molokai Champ Jamie Mitchell for a macking downwind six mile paddle from Turtle Bay to Waimea Bay. Machado is a standup afficionado while Mitchell may be the best to ever step foot on a SUP board.

SUP Magazine has made the trip to the North Shore this winter to bring you daily coverage from events happening on the Island including highlights from Zane Schweitzer’s win at the final Standup Tour Stop.