The Final Cali Rally Blog Update

Sector 9

Virs is Richie....too good. Photo: Sector 9

Virs is Richie....too good. Photo: Sector 9

Buried to the neck but still got tounge. Photo: Sector 9

Buried to the neck but still got tounge. Photo: Sector 9

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?

Molt kills a silver fox from Vermont. Photo: Sector 9
Molt kills a silver fox from Vermont. Photo: Sector 9
Balstack bungees the Hermosa Pier, harder than you think. Photo: Sector 9

Balstack bungees the Hermosa Pier, harder than you think. Photo: Sector 9

Virs Beers and Balstack say FU BP. Photo: Sector 9

Virs Beers and Balstack say FU BP. Photo: Sector 9

500 dollars later in the happiest place ever. Photo: Sector 9

500 dollars later in the happiest place ever. Photo: Sector 9

Ricky and Balstack run into some trouble in Malibu. Photo: Sector 9

Ricky and Balstack run into some trouble in Malibu. Photo: Sector 9

Balstack.... kills em. Photo: Sector 9

Balstack.... kills em. Photo: Sector 9

ERGO

A round of golf anyone? Photo: Foster/Salanoa
A round of golf anyone? Photo: Foster/Salanoa
After being in a van for howeverthefuckingmany days, emotions start to fluctuate like the future of Hannah Montana’s drug addicted career (I’m claiming that one.), basically turning the Cali rally into Life of Ryan in speedos.  Except nobody has an earing, thank God.  The challenges suddenly become so unfittingly challenging, and time spent in a van turns into so much more than just sitting there.  The comfort of girlfriends and beds become irritatingly missed.

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
(Fully perverted.)
-Buck

Team ERGO party wave. Photo: Foster/Salanoa
Team ERGO party wave. Photo: Foster/Salanoa
Speedbumps. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Speedbumps. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

This isn't even as weird as things got in the ERGO bus. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

This isn't even as weird as things got in the ERGO bus. Photo: Foster/Salanoa

Analog

Analog won the Santa Cruz Skate Race of Death.

Hoyer got tubed in Santa Cruz. Screenshot: Lugo

Hoyer got tubed in Santa Cruz. Screenshot: Lugo

Sterling dropping his wallet. Screenshot: Lugo

Sterling dropping his wallet. Screenshot: Lugo

Champs! finally... Screenshot: Lugo

Champs! finally... Screenshot: Lugo

After the race we had some more fun. Screenshot: Lugo

After the race we had some more fun. Screenshot: Lugo

Holding hands is for lovers. Screenshot: Lugo

Holding hands is for lovers. Screenshot: Lugo

Rusty

Team Rusty won the final checkpoint challenge, the Santa Cruz Bowling With Benefits. Here’s there final stuff.

The Santa Cruz tarp sessions via Rusty. Photo: Dirt

The Santa Cruz tarp sessions via Rusty. Photo: Dirt

Rusty conjours up an interesting way to use the Banshee Bungee. Photo: Dirt

Rusty conjours up an interesting way to use the Banshee Bungee. Photo: Dirt

"So, can we get one of your dreads dirty hippy girl?" Photo: Dirt

"So, can we get one of your dreads dirty hippy girl?" Photo: Dirt

"So we can smoke it???" Photo: Dirt

"So we can smoke it???" Photo: Dirt

Bungee the Capitola Pier. Photo: Dirt

Bungee the Capitola Pier. Photo: Dirt

Rusty superheroes playing a round of 18. Photo: Dirt

Rusty superheroes playing a round of 18. Photo: Dirt

Rusty claims Santa Cruz as their's after taking the Bowling With Benefits final challenge. Photo: Dirt

Rusty claims Santa Cruz as their's after taking the Bowling With Benefits final challenge. Photo: Dirt

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).

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