The Associação Brasileira de Surf no Second Life (Brazilian Second Life Surfing Association) or ABSSL will hold the second event in its 2008 surfing event circuit on Sunday July 6th at Praia da Paz. The second leg of the competition circuit will also take place on HP Surf Boards' new Teahupoo surfing waves for the first time. HP Surf Boards, the leading Brazilian developer of Second Life surfboards, is a key sponsor of the ABSSL. The new non-profit organisation aims to unite Brazilian surfers in helping to develop Second Life surfing and establishing a Brazilian surfing circuit.
"The new Brazilian Surf Circuit consists of five legs, each contest taking place on a different surf sim," said Leogarto Burt, President of the ABSSL and CEO of HP Surf Boards Inc. "We're starting from zero in organising a Brazilian circuit for the first time in Second Life, but the response has been amazing. This weekend's contest forms part of a whole week of surfing activities at Praia da Paz including the Surfgirl Praia da Paz beauty contest, surf lessons for the public and, of course, surf parties!"
Fourteen surfers took part in the very first Brazilian Surf Circuit contest, which took place in May this year, with Pauinho Stoop scoring his first win in the new circuit. Pyros Yoshikawa and Lucket Beck followed closely behind in second and third place respectively. Pauinho will no doubt be looking to make it onto the podium on Sunday to consolidate his lead and give him a shot at winning the whole circuit.
The second leg of the Brazilian Surf Circuit takes place at Praia da Paz on Sunday 6 July 2008 from 1000 hours SLT (1400 hrs BRT). However, due to the limited space available at the venue, admission is regrettably by invitation only for this contest.
See the qualifying timings here: WAVE TIMINGS -- Praia da Paz
Updated 0655 hrs SLT, 6 July 2008
URL: Associação Brasileira de Surf no Second Life (ABSSL)