Paddle Out  (also known as Inside Track, It's in the Bag, and Tracks of My Tears) is a recurring Survivor challenge.


Castaways would roll a series of balls down a lane on a wooden board to the end where there are several slots for the balls to land in. The first person or tribe to land all their balls in slots at the same time wins.

In the tribal version of this challenge, each tribe must first make their way through a course before reaching the final table maze. Two members then manoeuver the balls down the board and land them in all the slots.


The challenge debuted in Philippines, where the final nine battled it out. The race was tight the entire time between Michael Skupin and Pete Yurkowski, but Michael managed to finish first, winning individual immunity for the first time.

In Cagayan, the final seven battled it out for a spot in the top six. After leading for almost the entire challenge, Tasha Fox won her third immunity in a row, with Woo Hwang trailing behind her the entire time.

The challenge appeared again as an individual Immunity Challenge in San Juan del Sur. The challenge was nearly identical to the one in Philippines, with exception of a small rise added at the end of the paddle. The challenge was won by Keith Nale.

In Millennials vs. Gen X, the challenge was adapted to a tribal challenge for immunity. After the Ikabula tribe finished first, Michaela Bradshaw openly coached Vanua to a second-place finish, sending the Takali tribe to Tribal Council.

The challenge appeared again as the first Immunity Challenge of Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. In this version, each tribe was given a choice between three mazes (an obstacle maze, a rail maze, and a traditional maze) depending on the order that they reached a given point in the challenge. After a tight race, the Soko tribe finished first, and the Yawa tribe narrowly defeated Levu, sending Levu to Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Little Miss Perfect"
Individual Immunity S25 michael t
Michael Skupin
"Chaos Is My Friend"
Individual Immunity S28 tasha t
Tasha Fox
San Juan del Sur
"Kind of Like Cream Cheese"
Individual Immunity S29 keith t
Keith Nale
Millennials vs. Gen X
"The Truth Works Well"
Tribal Immunity S33 bret tS33 hannah tS33 jay t
S33 michaela tS33 sunday tS33 will t
S33 chris tS33 david tS33 michelle tS33 zeke t
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"I'm Not Crazy, I'm Confident"
Tribal Immunity S35 cole tS35 desi tS35 jessica t
S35 joe tS35 mike tS35 roark t
S35 ali tS35 devon tS35 lauren t
S35 patrick tS35 ryan tS35 simone t



  • This challenge has always been used as an Immunity Challenge.
  • Everyone who won this challenge individually is either a returning player or would eventually return for another season.