Michael Dolsey: the rock 'n' roll surfer

You can't be more rock 'n' roll than Fender. But you can be rock 'n' roll and cool, at the same time. Additionally, you can beat records and get your 15 minutes of fame.

Michael Dolsey is probably the first ever human being to play a Fender electric guitar through an amplifier while riding a stand up paddleboard.

The rider from Virginia Beach played "Wipeout" while keeping his board gliding down the small ramps. Not an easy feat.

The idea is not new. In the brand's early years, marketeers at Fender made music to surf by. A series of black and white ads featured the unforgettable guitars alongside surfboards and surfers.

Fender: surfing with guitars since 1946

John Severson: he created the Surf Fever Sonoran

"For surfing sounds, nothing matches Fender." The unique selling proposition, with a surfy touch. And when it couldn't get any better, Fender called John Severson. The result was the "Surf Fever Sonoran", an uber cool guitar inspired by Severson's surf posters.

Touched by the Fender-surfing alliance? Discover the best surf music bands and the best surf songs of all time.

Do you want to impress a future surfer? Is your kid into surfing? Discover the coolest surf-inspired toys for playing at home or outside.

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Origami is the ancient art of paper folding. Kites were probably invented in China around 500 BC. Let's blend both crafts and make a simple, high-flying Origami kite.

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On November 26, 2018, the World Surf League (WSL) suspended the iconic Peahi Challenge, in Maui. Why? There was too much wind, and the conditions were too gnarly for big wave surfing.

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