Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SLSA Champion Surfer - Moira (venera74)

Submitted by Solsty Kismet
Photos by Harmony Sandalphon

You can almost taste the salt in the air as you approach the shoreline at Solace Beach. The waves roar faintly in the background while Moira pulls her board from the water, ready to be interviewed.

She is sweet and humble, everything you'd hope from the top surfer on the grid. Clearly, the fame hasn't gotten to her yet. We begin our questions amid the setting sun with the obligatory discussions of how she got her start. "one day i went to tsunami beach my first time surfing," Moira reflects, "there I [met] Petra and she told me about SLSA and surfing competitions". A beginning story that starts like many other stories. But, Moira gets to experience something unique; a bragging right very few in the SL Surfing Association ever achieve. Moira is on her way to her second SLSA championship!

This Saturday, December 16th 2017, surfers and surf fans from all over the grid will gather at Solace to witness the fourth SLSA surf competition of the season. If Moira wins this, the title is hers.

When asked what advice she would give to a new surfer, aspiring for the title someday, Moira offered these words of wisdom, "be passionate, love what you do , everything , and always get fun, without think in the competitions , win, or score, just do what you really want , all the rest come with time and practice"

SurfWatch: How often do you practice?
Moira: well if often means always ^^

Moira had just one more bit of advice for surfers around the grid, "I think every one deserve to be admired, everyone have his own style surfing, I always try to be just Moira with my style".

We look forward to cheering Moira on this Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00pm SLT on Solace Dreams. She has some steep competition out there, be sure not to miss this exciting event!

*Some boards and beaches have been changed to protect the interviewer

Learn to Make Greeting Cards

Most of y’all probably know - ̗̀ Teddy Bear ̖́- (atlasshrugged3) as one of the newer SL surfers who has been doing a bang up job at the SL Surfing Association competitions over the past few seasons. If you follow her on FaceBook, you also know her as one of the instructors at Caledon Oxbridge University in Second Life. Caledon Oxbridge is a Victorian Steampunk realm with a setting theme of an old English university.

Teddy Bear teaches their Photo Salon classes, which focuses on techniques of SL photography. Classes range from basic composition to experimenting with wind light and other specialized photography. Some topics, like recently during Halloween, involve field trips to sims around Second Life.

Teddy Bear is about to start classes that are especially appropriate for the holiday season. She will be covering techniques and resources that can be used to end up with a holiday card as your class project.

Classes are open to the public and there are no prerequisites. Some basic knowledge of SL photography would be helpful, however. Teddy Bear’s classes are held in the Caledon Oxbridge University Main Lecture Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7PM SLT.

For more information about the classes, please contact Teddy Bear… she’s not the kind of bear who bites… usually…

Holiday Photo Journal - LaZy DaZe

Photos courtesy of Gia Villano

Downtown LaZy DaZe

Fashion Focus: More from CoCo Designs

Submitted by Vally Lavendar

MORE FROM COCO for the cooler weather!

Model: Vally Lavender
Hair: Truth (Lake)
Head: Lelutka (MAY)
Appliers: LeLutka and Glam Affair
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.2

Completely Bento

Jewelry by Earth Stones.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Checking on Santa...

He had what to drink last night????!!!

Kantbe, Tauri, Santa 2017