Santa Cruz Surfboards Bowling With Benefits
Boardwalk Bowling Alley, Santa Cruz, California
“Really? You’re gonna make us bowl for the final challenge on the 2010 Cali Rally?”
Yeah, but wait, there’s more. The TransWorld SURF scientists have figured out a few ways to make bowling a little bit more difficult than just throwing a ball down an alley. We’ll be mixing it up and messing you up as you heave balls. This might be a good time to practice bowling blindfolded, or trying to toss a ball while tied to one of your teammates—anything can happen when the Cali Rally crew goes bowling, and we promise, it’s not gonna be pretty,
This is what the teams read just before the last challenge on the 2010 Cali Rally, what seemed like a simple game of team bowling, got so weird, and so funny, take a look…
WTF? The TransWorld SURF Cali Rally is an annual scavenger hunt style race from San Diego to Santa Cruz. Featuring four teams of four surfers, each team gets a list of “challenges” that they must complete to earn points that go towards their overall Cali Rally point total. Along the way, teams must compete in four “Checkpoint Challenges” that range from shirtless paintball wars to tandem BMX races. Checkpoint Challenges are worth 1,000 points each. Extra points are awarded at the discretion of TransWorld SURF and can be earned for various feats including broken bones, heroic acts of courage, and making out with old ladies. Previous winning teams include Analog (2009) and Billabong (2008).