Entrants Say the Darndest Things

posted by / News / March 29, 2012

Google Earth Challenge

“I think I found it!!!”

“If this spot doesn’t get your blood pumping to surf you guys are either dead or jaded as hell.”

“Fickle, hard to get to and surrounded by natives. But when it’s on…it’s going to be on.”

“To this day, not many people, if any, can step foot on this island. Why you ask? The natives will more than likely kill you. But with a setup like this one, it’s almost worth it! Can’t we all just get along?”

“Gonna call the spot “Landmines” due to the amount of unexploded landmines located along the coast.”

“You stand upright deep inside a warm watery womb of sorts, all alone… You paddle back out to the peak and don’t have to wait for anyone for the next set wave, but kind of wish your brother or friend was out…”

“Why we should go?
• No bears (less liability!)
• Contrary to what you might think, the weather can be mild
• Possible mystery spot shrouded by clouds
• Hot springs (yeah… I know!)
• Incredible beauty
• Volcanos
• Possible crop circle investigation close by!”

“While most violent crime occurs between locals, foreigners are frequently targeted as well.”

“Not sure I would like to surf it, but it looks good.”

“It would be called “Angel’s Peak” because the wave is so secluded that only angels have ridden it.”

Yep. The Google Earth Challenge. These were just a few of our favorite quotes from frothing entrants. And we thank you for them. With stoke like that and a good screenshot, one of these landmine-braving, volcano-watching, womb-surfing explorers just might be the one to win. Somebody will…and soon.

The contest ends March 31st, so get those entries in! You know the rules, or refresh yourself here. Be the one to find that treasure. Be the one to surf with angels.


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  • TL

    Alright SURFING, it has been over a year since the contest has ended. This was the last public Google Earth Challenge post and it dates back to March 29th, 2012. We are now rounding out the 2013 year and there has been no update on who or “if” anyone has won. I was contacted on November 11th, 2012 via email and was told I was a Top Ten finalist for the Challenge. If I’m correct, there are 9 others wondering what the heck is going on with the contest as well. A courtesy update would be greatly appreciated!

    Maybe you should add this rule to your SURFING Rule Book …

    RULE NO. 1: Never hold a Google Earth Challenge if you intend not to have a winner.

  • MH

    Gotta agree with TL here, how has there not been a winner decided yet? I clicked on the google challenge link the other night and spent a solid couple hours scanning the coast of Argentina looking for something good, only later did I scroll down and realize the contest ended last year. Fix this issue.

  • tk

    what gives? nothing posted about anyone winning this contest. would love to throw my proposal in the hat for the next contest….