Notes from the Road: Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest
Today’s blog post takes you behind the scenes of Tawonga’s Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest.
Session A families and fans: You can find your campers below in the Session A photo gallery. Enjoy!
Last week, our Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest returned from an epic two-week adventure exploring California’s stunning coastline. From the mountains of Big Sur to the sandy beaches of Ventura, these questers connected to nature and bonded together as a tight-knit crew through backpacking trips, kayaking, surfing, Shabbat celebrations in the wilderness, cooking and eating meals together, sleeping under the stars and sharing new experiences.
Enjoy highlights and photos below!
Ruby Williams and Rob Levine
12 Questers entering 7th and 8th grade
- Sea otter and bird watching at Carmel by the Sea
- Backpacking near Big Sur
- World’s best waffles in Cayucos
- Sand dune racing in Montaña de Oro
- Surfing in Ventura
- Sea cave kayaking and snorkeling in the Channel Islands
- Hot springs in Montecito
- Surprise trip to Pinnacles National Park
- Cooking an amazing Surf ‘n’ Turf themed meal on Shabbat night over candlelight. They rounded out the themed food on the last night of the Quest with backcountry impossible burgers and sushi.
- Sleeping under the stars after a very long and elevation heavy backpacking trip.
Quest Leader Inspiration
Quest leaders Ruby and Rob reflecting on their shared experience:
“Watching each quester rise to the challenge is incredibly inspiring. The unity and collaboration of this group is such a gift. I’m incredibly proud of each individual of the Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest for their openness to grow and empower each member of our community. It has been such an honor to facilitate this experience.”
“This incredibly inclusive and supportive group absolutely crushed surfing and explored the coast as an unstoppable unit of adventure and silliness.”
A Glimpse into Quest!
Enjoy epic photos from the Surf ‘n’ Turf Quest below:
Photos from today
Enjoy photos of B-1, B-2, G-1, G-2 and song session.
Please note: If you don’t see a camper pictured from one of the bunks listed above, rest assured, our blog team will be working to get them up by tomorrow.