PhotoThe eighth annual Surfercross went down last week in two different locations—Southern California's Starwest MX for the riding portion, and Trail 6 in San Onofre State Beach for the surf competition. The event matched 20 talented surfers with 20 skilled MXers by random draw, and then two motos were run where the riders traded off a wristband every lap. The results of the races were were combined with the following day's surf competition to come up with the final tally.

There was plenty of National-caliber talent on both sides, but some of the more notable MXers included Josh Hansen, Jeff Emig, Brian Deegan, Michael Sleeter, Sean Borkenhagen (winner of the 250 B Stock class as this year's Loretta Lynn's Amateur MX National), Tyler Keefe, Rich Taylor, Michael Young, Dave Castillo, Jimmy Lewis, Jiri Dostal, and more. James Stewart came out to support his sponsors and mechanic, Jeremy Albrecht, who is one of the event's originators and hosts.

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Surfercross is definitely unique, and lots of fun…well, at least for most of the competitors. One of the surfers was overheard returning a bike to the Yamaha hauler, saying, "This is the hardest sport ever. You guys are nuts!" Of course, we also spotted a few MXers who exited the water plenty winded, and that was in conditions that the surf announcers politely described as "MX-friendly." (An expected south swell showed up too late for the competition, which would have helped to better showcase the surfer's talents, but make it tough on the MX crowd.

In addition to the pros, there was a full gate of riders from the surf and MX industries as a support class…though as usual when there's competition involved…plenty of those guys were deadly serious.

There was also plenty of support for the event, with Oakley holding down the primary spot, Boost Mobile joining in as the presenting sponsor, and additional support from Fox, Wahoo's, N-Style, Cytomax, Asterisk, and Naked Juice. Yamaha and Kawasaki brought out fleets of loaners for the surfers who didn't have machines of their own, and Fox helped outfit them with riding gear.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery for more shots from the MX day, and three videos (Surfercross, James Stewart, Josh Hansen interview) that cover both days.

 

Results

OVERALL LEADER BOARD (PRO DIVISION)

Event TEAM  
MOTO 1
MOTO 2
MOTO
1 & 2
OVERALL MOTO
OVERALL SURF
COMBINED PLACINGS
Place SURFER MOTO
#
Place
Place
1st Brandon Rambo OX
6
4
4
8
4
2
6
2nd Troy Ekert Dave Castillo
1
3
5
8
5
3
8
3rd Mike Parsons Joel Albrecht
72
7
9
16
9
1
10
4th Ronny Nelson Ryan Dudek
92
5
2
7
3
8
11
5th Ryan Sakel Jiri Dostal
70
8
8
16
8
4
12
6th Kai Patterson Chris Barrett
426
1
1
2
1
12
13
7th Troy Powell Rich Taylor
24
2
3
5
2
16
18
8th Max Mcllwee Dean Baker
7
9
6
15
7
11
18.1
9th Matt Shadbolt Ryan Fluffer
254
16
10
26
11
7
18.1
10th Sunny Garcia Tyler Keefe
51
6
7
13
6
13
19
11th Taylor Tarlow Michael Sleeter
81
13
13
26
13
6
19
12th Carl Holm Josh Hansen
100
10
12
22
10
9
19.1
13th Shea Perkins Sean Borkenhagen
87
17
17
34
18
5
23
14th Cory Lambo Michael Young
83
15
11
26
12
14
26
15th Jamie Meistrell Ryan Newton
277
18
15
33
17
10
27
16th Nick Garcia Derek Natvig
5
11
16
27
15
15
30
17th Danielle Martin Bradley Graham
40
12
14
26
14
17
31
18th Taylor Dodge Jeff Emig
47
14
18
32
16
20
36
19th Keith Terrybarry Jimmy Lewis
90
20
DNR/26
46
20
18
38
20th Mica Anderson Dana Wiggins
9
19
19
38
19
19
38.1
21st Brandon Tipton Brian Deegan
173
21
DNR/26
47
21
21
42

OVERALL LEADER BOARD (INDUSTRY DIVISION)

Event    
MOTO 1
MOTO 2
MOTO
OVERALL
OVERALL
COMBINED
Place TEAM  
#
Place
Place
1 & 2
MOTO
SURF
PLACINGS
1st DON BURKE DONNIE EMLER
3
1
2
3
2
5
7
2nd RANDY LAWRENCE DEREK SWINFORD
1
2
1
3
1
16
17
3rd MARK CERICKY AJ SJOSTROM
14
3
6
9
4
14
18
4th TERRY BEAL DANO LEGERE
12
7
5
12
6
12
18.1
5th JOEY BUDROW JONATHON MURPHY
10
12
11
23
10
8
18.2
6th TOMMY WEECK TONY DANDREA
4
9
7
16
8
11
19
7th RYAN FEDOROW JASON MCDONALD
17
15
18
33
17
2
19.1
8th KYLE KRAUSE KURT ROOD
7
8
4
12
5
17
22
9th CAMERON COATNEY JOHN LEVY
6
14
14
28
15
7
22.1
10th CURT BIEGEL TODD CRAMM, JR
8
13
12
25
12
10
22.2
11th RYAN DIVEL BRETT GUERIN
23
23
22
45
22
1
23
12th RUSSEL COX JAY RABJOHN
21
20
20
40
21
3
24
13th BRIAN BARLOW JAMIE JACKSON
11
21
19
40
20
4
24.1
14th JONATHEN BELDING JAKE CANADA
22
5
3
8
3
23
26
15th PETE MURRAY TODD CRAMM
24
19
16
35
19
9
28
16th JEREMY ALBRECHT CRAIG MONTY
20
6
8
14
7
22
29
17th SHANE HUNT DERON WILSON
19
11
9
20
9
20
29.1
18th TOM WHITE BRETT MCKINLEY
5
24
23
47
24
6
30
19th PHILIP KUHN MATT CHAPMAN
13
17
17
34
18
13
31
20th CHRIS CORUM GREG LASIEWSKI
2
16
15
31
16
15
31.1
21st CAMERON POWERS JEFF ALLEN
15
10
13
23
11
21
32
22nd RUSS BRENAN TOM CARSON
16
18
10
28
14
18
32.1
23rd VICTOR SHELDON DON LEIB
18
4
21
25
13
24
37
24th CRAIG BOMAN JP TAYLOR
9
22
24
46
23
19
42
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