Tammy tells Victor to concentrate on the steering, while she precariously balances one knee on the craft's narrow deck to pull buoys out one at a time. But despite getting there last, the cheerleaders have already found theirs, and Jaime goes roaring back to the beach. So already this leg, each of the teams has been in last place, each has been in second, and two of them have been in first (you probably don't have to page back to know which team hasn't been in the lead yet). Victor and Tammy also find a clue, which makes me suspect there are more than three of them out there, and are getting underway right behind Team Go Team. Victor is looking on the bright side, which is that they've narrowed Margie and Luke's lead. "So did Jaime and Cara," Tammy correctly points out. Yeah, that's a downside. The cheerleaders return to the beach first, and they're the first to their cab, as they tell their driver to try to catch up with Margie and Luke.
Margie and Luke have already reached the surfboard fence, which, as previously described, is an actual fence made of surfboards surrounding a park. They de-cab and run to the clue box, and it's a Road Block. And you can probably guess what kind it is. As Phil says, "One person has to overcome three weeks' worth of physical and mental fatigue, and remember everything they've done on the race." Specifically, they have to root through a giant pile of 300 old surfboards, which contains three sets of eleven boards with "pictures related to things they've encountered along the prior eleven legs of the Race." There's a boy being carried on a saint's shoulder through a flood (which I don't remember at all), an alpine tram car, a gymnast, a ten-ruble note showing the Krasnoyarsk Dam, a red Lada (even though the Racers drove white ones), the Indian double nose-flautist, Esso the Tiger, and Thai longtail boats before the editors get bored and move on. Phil adds that most of the boards are duds, with pictures that have nothing to do with anything. After finding the right boards, the Racers need to make their own surfboard fence, stacking them on a rack in chronological order to get their next clue.
Luke's doing the Road Block, and as we see him jogging over to the waiting pile of boards, neatly stacked on the grass in a sunburst configuration (but not for long), Margie narrates that they picked him for this because "He has a fabulous memory, and he is so remembering everything we've done along the way and reviewing it, and I think he'll do fabulous at this, if he can dig through the surfboards." Well, I certainly didn't hear anything in that speech that could come back to bite them in the ass, did you? "And keep his bathing suit up," she adds. Indeed, Luke has to keep hiking up his pants. Losing weight on the Race seems to be a given. In a post-leg interview, Margie translates as Luke signs about how confident he was going in. Finding the saint painting, Luke triggers a black-and-white flashback to their arrival at the Church of San Antonio. It goes in the first spot, and we get our first look at what is to become a very familiar graphic. It's a box in the lower left corner of the screen, numbered one through eleven along the top, and with a surfboard icon that appears in the first slot when Luke puts the first correct board in place. He then gets the Krasnoyarsk Dam board up in the fourth slot in short order, under the watchful eye of a cute blonde surfer girl who's serving as his judge for this task. "He's doing really well," Margie says happily, telling us he's been reviewing their activities. "He should ace this," she grins. Up goes the board with the picture of the longtail boats in slot number eight, and a flashback later, that's three boards done. He's going to be hard to catch unless he runs into some kind of problem.