Cali Rally: Somehow They’re Still Alive…

Team ERGO

Team ERGO finds 2x defending US Open champ Brett Simpson in HB. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Team ERGO finds 2x defending US Open champ Brett Simpson in HB. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

“It’s such a foreign place, a forbidden hole.”

Tommy said that.  He thinks he’s a male model. He takes a lot of pictures of himself and sometimes puts them on facebook. I’ll let you readers draw your own conclusions about his sexuality, and it’d be a real pleasure to see a vulgar comment or three.  Today was Tommy’s day to shine, as we took pictures with Brett Simpson and his trophy, at the Verizon wireless amphitheater, and at Doheny.  Tommy’s male modeling career is really starting to bud into something more beautiful than a whole mountain side full of dandelions.

Brendan Buckley can do more than just be naked. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Brendan Buckley can do more than just be naked. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Just a little game of nude tennis. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Just a little game of nude tennis. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

ERGO getting in some water time. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

ERGO getting in some water time. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Yes, it's the Cali Rally! Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Yes, it's the Cali Rally! Photo: Foster/Salanoa

We went surfing today too.  Sometimes we tried to do jumps, being the gravity defyers we are and all. Defeyers isn’t a word, and it doesn’t even look like it should be.  I’m going to put it in my forbidden hole of vocabulary.

Piers are large and made out of matter. They stick out into the ocean like giant inanimate caterpillars. They will never become giant inanimate butterflies.  Some people walk atop of them. Other people jump off of them, and paddle under them naked. Here at ergo, we belong to the latter of the two groups. I wish they just became butterflies.

This is why they call him Buck Naked. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

This is why they call him Buck Naked. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

PS- Brett, if you read this: I wasn’t kidding about seeing you at the pier. I paddle out, you paddle in. Comprende?

Buck

Team Sector 9

Sector 9 got a bit sidetracked when they ran into a bachorlette party in downtown San Diego... Photo: Sector 9
Sector 9 got a bit sidetracked when they ran into a bachelorette party in downtown San Diego… Photo: Sector 9
Yo viewers here’s a couple shots to wet your pallet. This is non stop fun and laughter. We deal with multiple cops every day and we are still making out with 40 year olds. We just got into Orange County and it seems as though a real battle is on our hands. Back to the road.
The next cover of TW. Adam "Richie Collins" Virs head to toe straight up in your face. Photo: Sector 9
The next cover of TW. Adam “Richie Collins” Virs head to toe straight up in your face. Photo: Sector 9
Queens on Queen Mary.....eat that one. Photo: Sector 9

Queens on Queen Mary.....eat that one. Photo: Sector 9

Sector 9 team paddle downtown SD. Photo: Sector 9

Sector 9 team paddle downtown SD. Photo: Sector 9

Team Analog

The sun sets on another day of the Cali Rally as the Analog team gruels on. Sorry for the late update, we haven’t had internet lately as late nights in Newport Beach seem to lead to much van-sleeping and missing persons.  While we thought we killed the Orange County challenges, we ended up getting stuck in the Newport bubble for a hot minute.  But we made it out, just in time to shoot North to Long Beach to battle the other teams in a hotwing/tray holding/relay race of sorts with Analog placing a strange 2nd. Look forward to some more randomness as we try to head towards Santa Cruz.

Team Analog ruins lots of kids' dreams at Disneyland... Screenshot: Lugo

Team Analog ruins lots of kids' dreams at Disneyland... Screenshot: Lugo

Lugo and Scott "Snags" Hammonds enjoying some coldies. Screenshot: Lugo

Lugo and Scott "Snags" Hammonds enjoying some coldies. Screenshot: Lugo

Josh Hoyer inspecting his Cali Rally beard. Screenshot: Lugo

Josh Hoyer inspecting his Cali Rally beard. Screenshot: Lugo

Skate challenges met by Analog. Screenshot: Lugo

Skate challenges met by Analog. Screenshot: Lugo

Nick Fowler screening up. Screenshot: Lugo

Nick Fowler screening up. Screenshot: Lugo

Yes, you can skateboard on reefs. Screenshot: Lugo

Yes, you can skateboard on reefs. Screenshot: Lugo

Leap of faith. Screenshot: Lugo

Leap of faith. Screenshot: Lugo

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).

Follow all the 2010 Cali Rally shenanigans at surf.transworld.net/cali-rally