Pushing off at 12 noon SL time on Saturday, the VSA Surf Jam brought dozens of SL surfers and surfwatchers down to Majini Island beach for the first VSA competition of the season. Organised by the nearly 200-strong Vibrations Surf Alliance, the competition drew a big home crowd, who were not disappointed to see Vibes surfer ONeill Auer walk away with the Surf Jam crown!
A Surf Jam field of 18 competitors took full advantage of Majini beach's big EPIC II wave, which crashes across most of the Majini Island sim making it one of the most exciting for both surfers and spectators. Four preliminary heats of big-wave surfing helped to sort out the men from the boys (and the women from the girls!), allowing three from each heat to go forward into the semis. If the Surf Jam heats were simmering nicely, the semis were positively boiling!
ONeill Auer's natural flair and dedication to the sport paid off with him edging out Timbo Flanagan and Jaqueline Infinity, to take the Surf Jam's number one spot. Timbo took second, while Jaqueline third place, making it a big day for the ladies on Majini beach.
Photo credits: Seb Saramago, Jaqueline Infinity
SLURL: Majini Island