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Sea Legs
Caramoan ICThe final eight competing in Caramoan.
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring balancing challenge
Appearances: Marquesas
Pearl Islands

Sea Legs (also known as Set Adrift, Balance of Power, Dragon Rider, and Bermuda Triangle) is a recurring challenge involving balance that debuted in Survivor: Marquesas and has since reappeared in Pearl Islands, Panama, China, Caramoan, Cagayan, and Cambodia.


Each player must balance on a floating platform at sea for as long as possible. Additional rule stipulations may require the contestants to remain in a specific position (such as a crouch, as seen in Pearl Islands) or may increase the difficulty by increments (as seen in Panama, Caramoan, Cagayan, and Cambodia). The last person left standing wins immunity.

An additional stipulation in Cambodia forced any castaway who made it to the third and final stage to balance with only one foot, similar to the deal made between Brenda and Andrea in Caramoan.


In Survivor: Marquesas, the challenge was the first after the merge and Kathy won.

In Survivor: Pearl Islands, the castaways had to balance on a platform at sea using only hands and feet. Lillian won the Final Immunity Challenge.

In Survivor: Panama, the challenge was the Final Immunity Challenge. The castaways would balance on a larger platform and every fifteen minutes change for a minor. Terry fell first, then Aras made ​​a deal with Danielle to be taken to the final 2 if he let her win the challenge.

In Survivor: China, the contestants needed to balance on an unsteady water-filled barrel over a swamp for as long as possible as the water slowly drains out. Courtney outlasted Frosti to win immunity. Courtney's barrel didn't even budge.

In Survivor: Caramoan, after balancing for over two and a half hours, Andrea and Brenda made ​​an agreement to stay on top of the platform with one leg to decide who would win. Brenda fell and Andrea won immunity and a clue for the Hidden Immunity Idol.

In Survivor: Cagayan, the contestants had to stand on triangular shaped platforms. After 15 minutes the contestants had to move to the next highest foothold. The challenge intensified after 30 minutes when the castaways had to balance on the top of the platform. In the end, Woo beat Tony to win individual immunity.

In Survivor: Cambodia the challenge reappeared under the same format as in Survivor: Caramoan and Survivor: Cagayan. At some point during the challenge, Jeff Probst offered the contestants an advantage in the game if they jump off their platforms. Stephen outswam Spencer, earning the advantage. In the end, Joe beat Abi-Maria to win individual immunity.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"True Lies"
Individual Immunity S4 kathy t
Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien
Pearl Islands
"Flames and Endurance"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S7 lillian t
Lillian Morris
"The Final Showdown"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S12 danielle t
Danielle DiLorenzo
"High School Friend Contest"
Individual Immunity S15 courtney t
Coutney Yates
"The Beginning of the End"
Individual Immunity/Reward S26 andrea t
Andrea Boehlke
"Head of the Snake"
Individual Immunity S28 woo c
Woo Hwang
"Witches Coven"
Individual Immunity S31 joe t
Joe Anglim



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