Day Whatever. Not sure what day it is. Wondering what the other teams are up to? Still holding it together but feeling tore up. More blood and barbwire fences. The boys are still fired up. LA was a blur. We egged the only team we like, Analog, and Rob Molt took down a 50 year old. Balstak has made out with 10 different chicks even though we dont get points. Side note….we could not do this without the help of friends along the way. Mike Wetzel got us a Richie Collins board and Jamie Meistrell shut down the South Bay when we came into town. The boys at Pier Surf Hermosa gave us a skimboard, like I said we couldnt do it with out them so thank you boys and girls. Oh and one more thing…..we held a fundraiser a couple days ago and had San Clementes Raw Helmet and Number 6 played. We raised 500 bucks and seriously told BP to eat a big one. And the fundraiser happened within 24 hours thanx to Jay Arnold and Jon Steele. I am just wondering now if this race will ever end. Santa Cruz who?
But no matter how much you miss that warm and wet thing (your home shower), the list of challenges still stares at you like a bully in a binder. Remember that movie Revenge of the Nerds? I don’t, cause it’s old as hell and movies are way better now than they were in ’84. I think it’s about nerds getting back at bullies or something. Banking on that being the plot, we are the nerds, so let’s dance you binder bully.
We danced and by dance I mean jumped off shit, surfed (kinda), skated (kinda), and did other things that are way better articulated in photo and video than in Revenge of the Nerds allusions.
Next thing you know, you’re hung over in a van on the way to San Diego and the Cali rally is just one big, naked, bloody, drunken mess hunkering down on the side of the road, fading away in your rear view, defenselessly waiting for online commenters to cry foul at the flagrant homosexuality of all us lame wanna be surfers.
Stay wet, mooseknuckles
Analog won the Santa Cruz Skate Race of Death.
Team Rusty won the final checkpoint challenge, the Santa Cruz Bowling With Benefits. Here’s there final stuff.
For more, go to the Cali Rally Homepage
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).