Raising L$ 230,000 is no mean feat in Second Life given that only about 30% of the world's 1.2 million active residents spend any money in Second Life whatsoever and, for example, more than half of the residents that actually do spend money have average monthly spend of less than L$ 2,000 (May 2008 average). The biggest expenditure that most Second Life surfers are likely to have is splurging between L$500 and L$ 2,000 on a new surfboard.
However, Second Life's surfing community sure knows how to make fund-raising fun! The contest proved to be just the opportunity surfers were looking for to try out some of their more colourful costumes and avatars.
The line-up! Left to right: Wonder Woman (aka Desne Aabye,), Betty Boop (aka Colleen Brennan), a bumble bee (aka Express Zeonovka) and some red Indian guy! (QUENCH Spotter) (photo credits: Socks Clawtooth)
Voted Overall Best Surfing Performance at the Flynn Invitational was the Second Life Surfing Association's number four ranked surfer DeVinna Toll. DeVinna also won the award for the Best Tricks, while Best Costume went to Melora Loring, Best Surfware to Adaire Decuir, Most Annoying Gestures to Sunrize Mornington and Most Likely To Belly to Melora Loring!
Missed out on all the fun?
If you were not able to make the Flynn Sheridan Invitational Surf Contest on Saturday, it's not too late for you to take part and help to make a difference.
The Relay for Life kiosk at Surfline Aloha Rezzable will continue to accept donations related to this event for at least the next few days, so please pay Surfline Aloha a visit and help to raise the event total (click here to teleport).
If you are a Second Life landowner and you would like to install your own Relay for Life donation kiosk, the organisers of the Flynn Sheridan Invitational would be happy to assist. Contact Craig Stallion by IM in Second Life or contact SurfWatch and we will put you in touch.
Photo credits: Socks Clawtooth
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URL: Relay For Life
SLURL: Surfline Aloha Rezzable