Fender took part in last week’s 11th annual Toyota Surfercross, a two-day pro/am sporting event that pairs a pro surfer and pro motocross rider together to compete in both sports.
Created by Jeremy Albrecht and Mike Parsons, Surfercross has become an event that many pros look forward to each year.
“It’s a laid-back, no-pressure event that combines the overlapping interests of many surf and moto athletes,” said Albrecht.
This year’s pro class included professional surfers and motocross/freestyle riders Justin Brayton, Robbie Madison, Tara Geiger, Sarah Whitmore, Sean Borkenhagen, Michael Sleeter and former champion Jeff Emig.
On Aug. 9, the competitors headed to Starwest MX Park in Perris, Calif., for the motocross race, and then traveled south to San Onofre State Beach the following day for the surf portion.
Surfing legend Sunny Garcia and recent X-Games gold medalist and Toyota/JGR motocross rider Josh Grant won the competition, which received some television play on NBC during Saturday’s broadcast of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The segment included the awards ceremony, which featured Fender Mustang guitar trophies.
(Clay Lyons contributed to this blog post)