Mazda is gearing up for a summer of sun, sand and surf with Aussie surfing star Serena Brooke. Brooke is the latest high-profile Australian to join Mazda as an ambassador with such names as radio star Andy Lee and Olympic gold medallist Michael Klim already flying the Mazda flag.

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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 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.

Brooke says the 'Icy Blue' Mazda CX-7 matches not only her personality and style, but suits her practical needs as well.

"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! 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!"

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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.

Mazda Australia's national marketing manager Alastair Doak says Brooke is the perfect match to the company's stylish, insightful and spirited brand DNA.