Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Music to Surf by....

Photo courtesy Curty Dovgal
Persia Bravin, partner in the design and management of Surfers Bay VIP and Surfers Eden, host of the ONE contest and SX magazine awards, and past credentials that will blow your socks off (see her profile and "work" tab) and proud to say SurfWatch's own Senior Correspondent.  Persia loves surfing to Cari Lekebusch otherwise known in-world as Mantis Oh, long time personal friend.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SurfWatch Partner: One Love

Information provided by JT Castanea

SurfWatch is proud to introduce our new partnerships display on our web page view in the sidebar.  We'll be featuring photos, events, people, shops at these beautiful locations or in these groups to share them with our readers and grow our communities.  If you are interested in becoming a SurfWatch Partner, contact Tauri Tigerpaw in-world or Tauri T-paw on Facebook.

SurfWatch Partner:  One Love

The group Soul Wave was created by JT Castanea in 2008 for the purpose of making a movie about surfing in Second Life (SL). JT states, "I'd seen some videos on surfing and thought I'd like to try something like that.   Thor Bishop, Mick Lunasea and Robin Mapp were on board but the players kept changing due to real life comings and goings...R.I.P. Brother Thor." 

He explains, "It was difficult to get folks together at the same time to do a project of that magnitude so the "movie" was scrapped and the group now is for members wishing to rez on the sim One Love Beach.  In it's current state, OLB is a surf sim created after the love of the Islands and the ocean.  It's been around in different machinations for about 7 years, but always a surf sim."

"The movie and the group was about all of us, our stories and our love for surfing RL that we wanted to try and project in here", he elaborates.  "Soul Wave was fun even if it never came to fruition...it's still about a culture, a way of life and the bonds that are made and the almost spiritual nature of surfing and that being our "church" in RL."

"When time, space and your full attention is focused on something so beautiful as a perfectly breaking wave there is a union of body and nature that can only be equaled to or explained as a spiritual experience."

JT concluded, "It is an absolute feeling of union  ...  that generates a path and a lifestyle which resonates and blends into the mystical system of our planet and our bodies.  We carry these as constants...as our hearts pump our life's blood and waves pound on the shores."

You can use the links in the sidebar to find the landmark to One Love and to check out JT's Flickr group with some beautiful photos!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Shagwong Cove Resort: Music Mondays

Group notice from Diamonte Thomas:

TONIGHT we have Melenda Baptiste singing at 5 pn slt.  Those of you who have not heard her are in for a treat!

She will bring amazing tunes and a great sense of humor while we dance on the ocean at our Shagwong Club!

Rentals?   A treehouse, hobbit like home, a house on an island, up in the cliffs, a tiki home or houseboat????  Choose one and come stay for a week or longer!  Ask about the special!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amagansett/98/250/22

See you here at 5 pm slt!!

Surfers Bay VIP: ML Fashions

Surfers Bay group notice by Duncan Blackburn:


I am very please to welcome мιℓєα qυιηη as our new vendor at Surfer's Bay VIP.  She is the owner of ML Fashions and will be setting up her booth for you all to enjoy.  Please be sure to stop over and take a look over the next few days and welcome Milea.

SurfWatch Partner: Playa Perdida

Information provided by Austin Novaland

SurfWatch is proud to introduce our new partnerships display on our web page view in the sidebar.  We'll be featuring photos, events, people, shops at these beautiful locations or in these groups to share them with our readers and grow our communities.  If you are interested in becoming a SurfWatch Partner, contact Tauri Tigerpaw in-world or Tauri T-paw on Facebook.

SurfWatch Partner:  Playa Perdida


Started by Austin Novaland, the original build of Playa Perdida opened in April, 2016, on the region of Lost Cove.  The sim has been in the current location since February 2017.  Austin states, "The desire to create has always been part of me in both lives.  It's amazing what people are able to do in Second Life (SL).  It is inspiring.  I was living at El Diablo at the time, so my SL had taken a full surf bum turn.  It was about that time that one of my favorite escapes, Mango Island, was closed, leaving a void in my places to just be.  I had done some nice little residential spaces on various parcels over the years, but always wanted to do an entire region.  All of these factors aligned at the right time, and the result was Surf Cove at Playa Perdida."

Austin explains, "Surf Cove at Playa Perdida is not the most social sim.  There are no events to attract the masses, or rentals for those who want to live here.  Adult activities are allowed, but prowling is not.  The surfing experience is prioritized, and that will always be the case.  it is scenic, but there are other sims as beautiful or more so.  There is little to no lag most of the time, but a few sims are probably better in that regard.  Still, the vibe here is unique.  For those who crave a place to catch some tasty waves with challenging set ups, to explore a little bit, to listen to some nice varied music streams with zero commercials, or to just be, it's as good as it gets.  It is rarely crowded, and ideally, it will stay that way."

For more background on Surf Cove at Playa Perdida, see SurfWatch http://surfwatch.blogspot.com/2018/09/surfwatch-partner-playa-perdida.html and http://surfwatch.blogspot.com/2017/03/surf-cove-playa-perdida.html.  You can use the links in the sidebar to find the landmark and to check out their Flickr group with some amazing photos!