Saturday, June 14, 2008

LIVE RESULTS -- Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro

SurfWatch is reporting live from El Corazon and Heartland sims on the SLSA Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro surfing competition -- Starting Saturday 14 June 2008 from 1100 hrs Second Life Time (SLT or PDT) or 1800 hrs GMT.

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This is the final competition in this SLSA surfing season and 32 surfers are expected to take part in the competition.


Live results also available on the mobile (cellular) Internet via SurfWatch Mobile


Useful links

SurfWatch: SLSA draws El Corazon heats (13 June 08)
SurfWatch: Who will be crowned season champ? (13 June 08)

SurfWatch: El Corazon to challenge SLSA surfers (12 June 08)

URL: SLSA Heat Draws for El Corazon

URL: SLSA competition calendar

URL: Judging Criteria

URL: Competition Day Requirements (for Surfers and Spectators)

SLURL: El Corazon (competitors only)

SLURL: El Corazon (spectators)

Friday, June 13, 2008

SLSA draws El Corazon heats


The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) has drawn the heat line-ups for the Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro surfing competition at El Corazon, which takes place at 1100 hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT) Saturday.

32 surfers are now expected to compete in the Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro including the top ten ranked surfers in the season's rankings. Saturday's competition at El Corazon will decide what SLSA surfer will be crowned the season champion. The El Corazon event takes place on the narrowest wave with the shortest break in the season's competition calendar.


Preliminary heats will be judged on three waves per competitor, while semi finals and final heats will be judged on four waves per rider.


HEAT 1 - 11.00 am

Pova Rustamova (RED)

Desirae Beaumont (BLUE)

Cipriano Grut (GREEN)

Carolin Gausman (ORANGE)

Express Zenovka (PURPLE)


HEAT 2 - 11.20 am

DeVinna Toll (RED)

Desne Aabye (BLUE)

Paeida Allen (GREEN)

LeahJane Cazalet (ORANGE)

Payten Harrop (PURPLE)


HEAT 3 - 11.40 am
VW Sands (RED) Bobbi Laval (BLUE)
Buffy Munro (GREEN)

Wilfrid DeCuir (ORANGE)

Mateus Rieko (PURPLE)


HEAT 4 - 12 noon

Colleen Brennan (RED)

Ashleigh Dickins (BLUE)

Mick Lunasea (GREEN)

Socks Clawtooth (ORANGE)

Amphiprion Watanabe (PURPLE)


HEAT 5 - 12.20 pm

Abel Halderman (RED)

QUENCH Spotter (BLUE)

Oneill Auer (GREEN)

Malcolm Sydney (ORANGE)

Jaay Zymurgy (PURPLE)

Carver Nitely (BLACK)


HEAT 6 - 12.40 pm

Christine Daffodil (RED)

Craig Stallion (BLUE)

Carlos Macalpine (GREEN)

Crusader Arado (ORANGE)

Egon Zimminy (PURPLE)

Mysti Trevellion (BLACK)

Notes: The (COLOUR) in brackets denotes the colour of the surfer's competition shirt. The heats draw may always be subject to last minute changes.


Surfers contacts: Milo Voss / Radical Twang / Sally LaSalle

Useful links
SurfWatch: Who will be crowned season champ? (13 June 08)
SurfWatch: El Corazon to challenge SLSA surfers (12 June 08)
URL: SLSA Heat Draws for El Corazon
URL: SLSA competition calendar
URL: Judging Criteria
URL: Competition Day Requirements (for Surfers and Spectators)
SLURL: El Corazon (competitors only)
SLURL: El Corazon (spectators)

Who will be crowned season champ?

Being the last competition of the Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA's) season, this Saturday's Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro at El Corazon will decide what SLSA surfer will be crowned the season champion.

Only seven competition surfers have a chance of taking home this season's trophy: Pova Rustamova (currently ranked first in the season's standings), Devinna Toll (2nd), VW Sands (3rd), Colleen Brennan (joint 4th), Abel Halderman (joint 4th), Chrisitine Daffodil (6th) and Desirae Beaumont (7th).

Top-ranked SLSA surfer Pova Rustamova

With 2,620 points, Pova currently has a strong 415 point lead of over second placed Devinna in the season's standings and all he needs from El Corazon is a first, second, third or fourth place in order to retain his lead and become the season champion. However, if Pova is unable to take one of the top four places, then the number one position opens up and either Devinna or VW could take the season's championship with a win at El Corazon. A bigger upset could leave the season's top spot open for a maximum of seven SLSA surfers to win enough points at El Corazon to challenge Pova's lead and take the championship.

The top ten surfers ranked in the SLSA season's standings today are as follows:


1. Pova Rustamova (2,620 points)
2. Devinna Toll (2,205 points)
3. VW Sands (2,180 points)

4. Colleen Brennan (2,135 points)

4. Abel Halderman (2,135 points)

6. Chrisitine Daffodil (1,965 points)

7. Desirae Beaumont (1,880 points)

8. Desne Aabye (1,475 points)

9. Bobbi Laval (1,350 points)

10. Ashleigh Dickins (1,290 points)


The SLSA Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro surfing competition takes place on Saturday 14 June 2008 at 1100 hrs Second Life time (SLT) at El Corazon.

Useful links

SurfWatch: El Corazon to challenge SLSA surfers (12 June 08)
URL: SLSA Competition Season Ranking
URL: SLSA competition calendar
URL: Judging Criteria
URL: Competition Day Requirements (for Surfers and Spectators)
SLURL: El Corazon (competitors only)
SLURL: El Corazon (spectators)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

El Corazon to challenge SLSA surfers


With little more than 48 hours until the Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro takes place at El Corazon, SLSA surfers are readying themselves for one of this year's most challenging surfing competitions and the final Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) event of the five-contest Spring-Summer season. El Corazon will also decide what competition surfer becomes the SLSA season champion.


El Corazon is a small break with a short run into the shore that is sure to bring its own intensity to Saturday's competition. The pipeline wave is just one section wide, making it less than a third of the width of the wave at the last competition at Neart. And whilst we're comparing El Corazon's break to the last competition, the wave run is only about two thirds as long as Neart too. Overall El Corazon is the narrowest wave with the shortest break in the season's calendar. It's shorter than either Neart or Monkeh Barrel (at least, when there was a Monkey Barrel sim!). In addition to the size of the break, the El Corazon surf break also has a few little quirks such as fast moving fluffies (ocean foam waves) and pipeline waves that often fold before they hit the beach.


The SLSA Thor Bishop Shortboard Pro surfing competition takes place on Saturday 14 June 2008 at 1100 hrs Second Life time (SLT) at El Corazon. As usual, 40 surfers are expected to take part in 8 heats and as of time of posting 31 surfers had already registered for the competition.

Useful links
URL: SLSA competition calendar
URL: Judging Criteria
URL: Competition Day Requirements (for Surfers and Spectators)
SLURL: El Corazon (competitors only)
SLURL:
El Corazon (spectators)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Surf's up on Cornish Surf Beach!


Avid Second Life surfers ONeill Auer and Lala Recreant, in pursuit of the illusive lag-free Second Life surfing experience, have created a surf sim called Cornish Surf Beach. The beach has already gone through several changes since it's inception a few weeks ago, with changes to design and other guest options and much tweaking of the sim to optimise surfing wave performance.

"It's not commercialised, so it's very beautiful and we are open to suggestions and feedback so surfers can make it how they want it to be," said Lala. "'We've made it as low lag as possible and as relaxing as possible."

Cornish Surf Beach currently alternates between a three section wide Epic wave or two pipe waves with fluffies. Amongst the hills surrounding the surf break are secluded spots for those not surfing to enjoy the view, or for the more romantic, perhaps the sunsets. The beach is also equipped with sun loungers and a dance floor with picture slide show of regular visitors to Cornish. ONeill and Lala also aim to host surfing competitions at Cornish in the near future.

SLURL: Cornish Surf Beach