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Surf's Up this Summer for Mazda and Serena Brooke

October 21st, 2008
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Mazda is gearing up for a summer of surfing and sun with Aussie surfing star Serena Brooke.

Serena Brooke joins the ranks of respected, high-profile Australians such as radio star Andy Lee and Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim as a Mazda Ambassador.

Indisputably one of the hottest and most radical female surfers on the planet, Brooke is currently rated in the top ten female surfers in the world on a competitive basis.

Gold Coast-based Serena Brooke has cut a swathe through women's surfing in Australia and around the globe since she entered professional competition in 1995, and has enjoyed considerable success including runner-up in the 1998 and 1999 world championships.

In 2005 Serena Brooke made a successful comeback from injury and has kept her surfing skills honed with a number of competitive appearances in recent months.

Serena Brooke will enjoy stylish and spirited motoring this summer with her turbocharged Mazda CX-7 SUV, painted in a refreshing and crisp Icy Blue.

"I've been a big Mazda fan for years now," said Brooke. "I always admired the spunky little Mazda MX-5 convertible sports car, but there's nowhere to carry my surfboard!"

Serena Brooke says the Mazda CX-7 matches not only her personal traits - style, strength, agility and precision - it sits comfortably with her practical needs.

"I'm sure my new Mazda CX-7 and I will spend many happy days chasing the waves across Australia. I've only had it a week or so and I've already racked up a thousand kilometres!"

Marking her association with the brand, Brooke will represent Mazda at several public functions throughout the year, as well as a number of special Mazda surf days.

“I love the CX-7. It is fun to drive, but is also very functional and can easily accommodate all my surfboards!" said Brooke.

“I am thrilled to be Mazda’s newest ambassador and it's a role I take as seriously as my surfing.”

Australia’s national marketing manager Alastair Doak says Brooke is a perfect match to the company’s Stylish, Insightful and Spirited brand DNA.

“Mazda firmly believes in supporting top-notch Australian sporting talent. We've long been a sponsor of the North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL Team, and now we're onboard with Serena Brooke and women's surfing.

“Serena is a wonderful match for the stylish and spirited Mazda brand, and we are thrilled to welcome her into the Mazda family. She will certainly bolster Mazda's appeal with young, active Australians.”


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