Quest for the Holy Whale
A short recap of Two Seasons Plymouth’s first surf event with Plymouth University Surf Society
It was a classically drab, overcast day in Plymouth when George and Dan had the idea to run a surf event with the newly sponsored university surf society. The pair decided it would be a great idea to pretend to be somewhere sunny and hot with pumping waves and light offshore winds…
However, no amount of wishing would change their luck. So they got to work. Inspired by the recent Stab Highway surf series and the classic King Of The Road skate series they began planning a challenge. One that would incorporate surfing, skating and the general stupidity of young enthusiastic students.
The format was simple, 6 teams of 8 competitors would battle it out over the course of a month to earn as many point as possible. Points were earned by completing challenges that ranged from getting barrelled in the ocean to karaoke in the students union. To make sure all the challenges were completed properly, each had to be filmed and sent in for review by the judges before any points were awarded.
Throughout the month there was only one clear leading team, the white team captained by Archie Connor, who for 27 days kept themselves ahead of the pack of 5 teams. Yet as the footage and challenge submissions kept coming in the 48hours before the deadline, things began to heat up. Both team Red captained by Ben Walden and Purple team captained by Connie Little made considerable ground, all but closing the gap between them and the leading White team. This meant that nobody knew who would be announced the winner as the teams gathered to hear the results, collect their prizes and talk smack to the other teams.
November 4th 2022, 7pm. The competitors gathered, drinks in hand waiting anxiously for the results of their ‘hard’ work. The team results were as follows;
Purple, the only women dominant team, made an incredible last minute effort to tick off challenges and rack up those points. With last minute video entries including gnarly hill bombs (barefoot…), sandcastles and successful busking. This was just enough to tip the scales in their favour winning the contest with a grand total of 11,580 points. Each member of the winning team received a gift bag of goodies worth over £150 each! These bags contained prizes such as Tiki Towel Robes, Surf Wax and 2 Tiki t-shirts and much more…
Not only did these fantastic women win the team prizes, but the captain Connie Little (pictured on the left) won the title of MVP. She was the person across all teams in the competition that racked up the most points for her team, and as a result earned herself a brand new Tiki Zepha wetsuit, kindly donated by Tiki Surf Co.
Two Seasons and Tiki kindly thank Plymouth University Surf Society for letting us run this event for you all, we are super proud of how this event turned out and cannot wait to start planning the next one.
We cannot forget to thank our guest judges, who gave up their time and energy to help award points and decide who would be crowned the inaugural winners. Two Seasons and Tiki would like to thank; Mark Krazinksi, Dan McFadden, Ryan Salter, Tom Richardson, Katie Smith and George Harrison.
Lastly, we would like to thank our company owner, Stuart. He allowed this event to run and gave us a heap of prizes to give out to winners. Without him, all of this wouldn’t have been possible - so credit to Stuart for being so generous. We know this means everyone will go bigger and better for the next Quest for the Holy Whale.