THE FEAR FACTOR FILE
STUNT: SAND CRAB PANNING
LOCATION: SYCAMORE STATE BEACH, CA
DESCRIPTION: Contestants must free themselves from a set of shackles by spinning around a post before running into heavy surf to retrieve a sea chest filled with live sand crabs that they must then eat.
BEHIND THE SCENES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- Sand crabs are used as bait by fishermen and are a delicacy amongst seagulls.
- The size of the shore break on the day of the shoot was estimated to be over five feet.
- Contestants had to make forty full rotations in order to free them from the post.
Fear Factor contestant William Huelett spins himself silly.
With no regard for their expensive equipment the fearless Fear Factor crew charges into the surf zone alongside the contestant.
Contestant William Huelett opens the sea chest before feasting on sand crabs.