Over the course of the past month, we’ve been running “Surf Jeopardy!” — our surfy version of the classic TV game show — wherein fans far and wide have tuned in to flex their surf trivia muscles via Instagram Live. A mustachioed Jon Wayne Freeman has acted as our Trebek-like host, peppering participants with questions from categories like “Kooks”, “Bro, Are You Even Sponsored?”, “Tour Stop Tinder Bios” and more.
The structure of each episode worked much like that of the OG “Jeopardy!”: contestants picked from a category at a certain value (e.g. “Hair Barrels” for $500), were served facts like, “This Santa Cruz wild child once showed up to the Mavericks big-wave event with his dome-piece dyed like a cheetah’s pelt,” and were required to answer within 5 seconds (“Who is Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko?”).
This Thursday we’ll be hosting an season finale of sorts (but don’t worry, we’ll be back with another season real soon) wherein 12 contestants with a knack for surf history will digitally gather and mentally joust for a shot at the grand prize of a brand-new surfboard — a Firewire Seaside model. The show will go live on SURFER’s Instagram and YouTube at 7:00 p.m PST.
Tune in to see who will win a fresh new rip stick courtesy of Firewire and, in the meantime, get to know the final contestants below — all of whom were hand-picked based on high scores in prior episodes or correct answers in the comment section, some you’ll already know for surfy exploits beyond surf trivia.