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Caught in the Web (also known as Web Over Water) is a recurring physical tribal challenge. It debuted in Survivor: Africa, and has since recurred in Guatemala and Heroes vs. Villains with some modification.


On a web of rope hang a number of bags or baskets. One at a time, the castaways must race up their team's ramp, climb the net to retrieve one bag or basket, and then race back to the finish line. The first tribe to retrieve all their bags or baskets and cross the finish line wins.


In Africa it appeared as a Reward Challenge. The first tribe to retrieve all twelve baskets won reward, which consisted of the food items used in the challenge such as soup mix, ostrich eggs, olive oil, seasonings, jelly, and a small ration of rice. Kim Johnson slowed the Boran tribe down with her poor showing, allowing the Samburu tribe to win the challenge.

In Guatemala, after retrieving a bag, the castaways must jump into the water below the net and make their way back to the start. If they fell in before reaching a bag, they would have to go back to the start of the challenge. The first tribe to retrieve all eight bags wins fishing supplies. Nakúm defeated Yaxhá to win the challenge.

In Heroes vs. Villains, three castways from each tribe would retrieve a bag with puzzle pieces. Once all six bags were retrieved, two other castaways from each tribe would assemble the puzzle. The first tribe to assemble their puzzle would win immunity. Courtney Yates struggled to retrieve the bags for the Villains, allowing the Heroes to win immunity.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"The Young and Untrusted"
Tribal Reward S3 brandon t.pngS3 frank t.pngS3 kimp t.png
S3 linda t.pngS3 lindsey t.pngS3 silas t.pngS3 teresa t.png
"Man Down"
Tribal Reward S11 blake t.pngS11 bobbyjon t.pngS11 brandon t.pngS11 brooke t.png
S11 cindy t.pngS11 danni t.pngS11 judd t.pngS11 margaret t.png
Heroes vs. Villains
"I'm Not a Good Villain"
Tribal Immunity S20 amanda t.pngS20 candice t.png
S20 colby t.pngS20 jt t.pngS20 rupert t.png



  • Only red, yellow, and blue tribes have competed in the challenge.
    • Each of these three tribe colors has won once and lost once.
  • Every winning tribe had the eventual fifth and sixth place finishers on it.  
  • Nakúm is the only tribe to have won this challenge that contained the eventual Sole Survivor.  
  • Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is the only time this challenge has been used for immunity.


Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me