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2005 Surfercross Photo Gallery

2005 Surfercross

The top three Pro teams from each day went into a drawing for a Yamaha TT-R50E and Phil Lawrence won. Like he needs another bike.
Industry class overall winners, Terry Beal and Paul Berton, get the goods. Beal has now won the Industry class three years and counting with different partners.
The Industry class surf podium (from left to right): Terry Beal and Paul Berton took second, Casey Landvogt and Charlie Flippen took first, and Cameron Coatney and Taylor Rambo took third.
The trophies were cool, and contained soil from both Starwest and San-O.
Australian Michael Byrne looks like he picked up a new sponsor on his way to sixth overall.
The author (pictured) got some redemption on surf day when he and partner Taylor Rambo made it to the finals and took third. They ended up 10th in the Industry class.
Dave Castillo gets the award for the fruitiest board. Where's the unicorn mural?
Christian Fletcher looks shocked as he's filmed by a crew for his upcoming show on local Los Angeles cable.
Sunny Garcia dumps a handful of rocks on Josh Hansen. I guess Hansen shouldn't have gotten on the P.A saying, 'Sunny's too old and fat and should retire now!'
They don't call Mike Parsons 'Mr. Two to 200' for nothing - he'll charge any wave from 2 feet to monstrous with the same gusto. He and partner Dean Baker took second overall in the Pro division.
Ernesto Fonseca wonders if his arm's in the right hole.
The always-smiling Stephane Roncada gets into his monkey suit.
Yeah I know the pole's in focus, but this had to be seen: Sunny Garcia puts Josh Hansen in a place you don't ever want to be.
Pro surfer Josh Hoyer gets ready to try out Future Fin's new Hatchet fin. He and partner Logan Darien took 14th overall.
Jeff Emig just looks more comfortable in MX gear and on an MX bike.
The surf day at San Onofre Trail 6 was full-on with announcer towers, sponsor tents, music blasting and fun for all.
This is as close as the author (14) got to the front all day long in the Industry class. Mexico for a week+no water+motocross+104 degrees=heat exhaustion and a trip to the hospital for some fluid replacement.
Team Kawasaki's Michael Byrne (26) partnered with surfer Brian Tipton and scored seventh in the motocross race.
Pro motocrossers Derek Natvig (5) and Jeff Emig (47) battle, while surfer Troy Gibold (21) gets ready to crash out of the race.
When Sunny Garcia couldn't start his CRF, he switched over to partner Anthony Paggio's, bike on the way to 12th on moto day.
Pro partier/surf legend Christian Fletcher isn't that quick and only rides once a year, so he and partner Joel Albrecht took 14th on moto day.
Pro Surfer Adam Wickwire is pretty quick on a bike.
Asterisk's Dave Castillo rode well, but he and his partner Brock Little could only muster a 14th on moto day and 15th overall when the last wave broke.
Stephane Roncada came out and churned some fast laps, but when his partner Troy Gibold crashed on the first lap, Ron Ron ran solo. He won the race, but his team was relegated to 16th on the technicality.
Chad Reed (left) came to watch the fun about a week before his shoulder surgery. Here he hangs out with Josh Hansen's trainer.
Jeff Emig rode a KX250F to seventh overall in his own customary style with partner Scott Farnsworth.
Team riders had to switch an armband every other lap, and each rider did seven laps. Overall Pro winners David Pingree and Adam Wickwire demonstrate. Somehow, no serious collisions occurred.
Dirt Rider's Jimmy Lewis gets the award for the best chest protector.
That's RacerX's David Pingree (101) leading Stephane Roncada (21) and Team Honda's Ernesto Fonseca (24) in the first Pro moto.
'Factory' Phil Lawrence (pictured) was on the gas and helped lead his team to a 1-1 sweep on moto day in the Pro class.
Former ASP Surfing World Champ Sunny Garcia's Krispy Kreme shirt says it all: this will be his last year on the tour.
Former National MX and SX champ Jeff Emig (left) flashes his race face while talking to O'Neill's Garth Tarlow (right) and company.
Two of the best big wave heroes in the world, Brock Little (second from left) and Mike Parsons (right) take advantage of the Fox swag after the swarm departed.
The Fox boys came out with a bunch of new gear for the surfers without their own - or not. These guys were like kids in a candy store who have never seen swag before - at least not moto swag.
Yamaha's Terry Beal (left) and former National Motocross champion Mike Bell talk strategy before the blind draw for partners. Bell was the ultimate sandbagger of the day as he competed in the Industry Class and took third overall with partner Joel Murphy.
The blind draw begins. Pro and Industry class competitors don't know who they'll be partnered with until the names come out of the hat.