The eighth annual Surfercross – moto on day 1 at Starwest MX Park, and surf on day 2 at San Onofre State Beach.
The Oakley Surfercross presented by Boost Mobile is sponsored by Fox Racing, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Asterisk, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Starwest Cycle Park, CytoMax Sport Energy Drink, N-Style and Weekend Warrior. Created by Jeremy Albrecht and Mike Parsons, Surfercross has become an event that many pros look forward to each year – it’s a fun, no-pressure event that combines the overlapping interests of many surf and moto athletes.
The event is set up as a team competition, with each pro motocrosser and each pro surfer riding on day one and surfing on day two. Teams are decided based on the luck of the draw – a random drawing at the start of day one determines who will be teamed up with whom. After each day, the points are tallied and the team with the best combined score for both disciplines takes the overall win. Past winners include: David Pingree/Adam Wickwire, Josh Hansen/Scott Farnsworth, James Stewart/Mike Parsons, Rick Johnson/Sunny Garcia, Dave Castillo/CJ Hobgood and Nathan Ramsey/Bryan Hewitson.
Day 1: Despite 105-degree weather, Kai Patterson and Chris Barrett pulled off the overall moto win by going 1/1 at Starwest. Volcom’s Troy Powell and Rich Taylor came in second and Oakley’s Ronny Nelson and Cycle World magazine’s Ryan Dudek finished in third.
Day 2: The surf day was another story, as Mike Parsons and Joel Albrecht took top honors. Oakley-sponsored surfer Brandon Rambo and Boost Mobile-sponsored freestyle rider Jeff “Ox” Kargola came in second, with Volcom’s Troy Ekert and Asterisk’s Dave Castillo in third.
When is came time to hand out the trophies, Rambo and Ox emerged as the 2006 Surfercross overall champions with a 4 (moto) & 2 (surf) total score. Second overall went to the team of Ekert/Castillo with a 5 (moto) & 3(surf), and Parsons/Albrecht scored third with a 9 (moto) & 1(surf).
In the Industry class, Cycle News magazine’s Don Burke and FMF’s Donnie Emler, Jr., took the overall win with a 2/5 score. Second overall went to the team of Randy Lawrence and Derric Swinford with a 1/16, and Cycle World’s Mark Cernicky and AJ Sjostrom came in third overall with a 4/14.
Moto industry icons Jeff Emig and Brian Deegan came out. Surf icon Sunny Garcia was committed to the event as always. Even James Stewart came out to watch and see how it all went down.
To watch our Surfercross ‘home movies’, check out our video & podcast section here.
(You don’t need an iPod to watch, just a computer.)
PRO CLASS OVERALL RESULTS
1ST BRANDON RAMBO / JEFF KARGOLA “OX”
2ND TROY EKERT / DAVE CASTILLO
3RD MIKE PARSONS / JOEL ALBRECHT
4TH RONNY NELSON / RYAN DUDEK
5TH RYAN SAKAL / JIRI DOSTAL
6TH KAI PATTERSON / CHRIS BARRETT
7TH TROY POWELL / RICH TAYLOR
8TH MAX MCILWEE / DEAN BAKER
9TH MATT SHADBOLT / RYAN HAGY “FLUFFER”
10TH SUNNY GARCIA / TYLER KEEFE
11TH TYLER TARLOW / MICHAEL SEETER
12TH CARL HOLM / JOSH HANSEN
13TH SHEA PERKINS / SEAN BORKENHAGEN
14TH COREY LAMBO / MICHAEL YOUNG
15TH JAMIE MEISTRELL / RYAN NEWTON
16TH NICK GARCIA / DEREK NATVIG
17TH DANIELLE MARTIN / BRADLEY GRAHAM
18TH TAYLOR DODGE / JEFF EMIG
19TH KEITH TERRIBERRY / JIMMY LEWIS
20TH MICA ANDERSON / DANA WIGGINS
21ST BRANDON TIPTON / BRIAN DEEGAN
INDUSTRY CLASS OVERALL RESULTS
1ST DON BURKE / DONNIE EMLER, JR.
2ND RANDY LAWRENCE / DERRIC SWINFORD
3RD MARK CERNICKY / AJ SJOSTROM
4TH TERRY BEAL / DANO LEGERE
5TH JOEY BUDROW / JONATHON MURPHY
6TH TOMMY WEECK / TONY DANDREA
7TH RYAN FEDOROW / JASON MACDONALD
8TH KYLE KRAUSE / KURT ROOD
9TH CAMERON COATNEY / JON LEVEY
10TH CURT BIEGEL / TODD CRAMM, JR.
11TH RYAN DIVEL / BRETT GUERIN
12TH RUSSEL COX / JAY RABJOHN
13TH BRIAN BARLOW / JAMIE JACKSON
14TH JONATHEN BELDING / JAKE CANADA
15TH PETE MURRAY / TODD CRAMM
16TH JEREMY ALBRECHT / CRAIG MONTY
17TH SHANE HUNT / DERON WILSON
18TH TOM WHITE / BRETT MCKINLEY
19TH PHILIP KUHN / MATT CHAPMAN
20TH CHRIS CORUM / GREG LASIEWSKI
21ST CAMERON POWERS / JEFF ALLEN
22ND RUSSEL BRENAN / TOM CARSON
23RD VICTOR SHELDON / DON LIEB
24TH CRAIG BOMAN / JP TAYLOR