Saturday, August 30, 2008

LIVE RESULTS -- VSA Surf Jam 6

SurfWatch is reporting live from the VSA Surf Jam on Majini Island, Bishara Resorts -- Starting Saturday 30 August 2008 from 1100 hrs Second Life Time (SLT or PDT) or 1800 hrs GMT.

LIVE RESULTS


This is the sixth VSA Surf Jam surfing competition to be held this year. Today's event takes place on pipeline waves according to SLSA rules. 20 surfers are expected to take part in 4 heats. SurfWatch will post the competition heat draws, semi finals results and finals results only for the Surf Jam .


SurfWatch Results is also available on the mobile (cellular) Internet via SurfWatch Mobile.



Useful links

SurfWatch: VSA draws Surf Jam heats (28 Aug 08)

SurfWatch: Surfing Calendar - August-September 2008

SurfWatch: Buffy wins big at Surf Jam! (8 Mar 08)

SurfWatch: ONeill Crowned VSA Surf Jam champ! (2 Feb 2008)

SurfWatch: SURF REPORT -- Majini Island

SLURL: Bishara Beach (spectator area for the VSA Surf Jam)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

VSA draws Surf Jam heats

Vibrations Surf Alliance (VSA) announced heat draws for Surf Jam 6 on Thursday. SJ6 takes place at 1100hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT) on Saturday 30 August 2008 on Majini Island, part of the Bishara Resorts sim.

20 competitors have signed up for the VSA Surf Jam, including ONeill Auer, winner of SJ1, Buffy Munro winner of SJ2 and Wilfrid DeCuir, winner of the first SLSA Season II contest at Boneyard earlier this month. There is also a wait list.

The VSA's monthly Surf Jam's are members only competitions, h
owever fellow surfers, visitors and prospective members are always welcome to watch from the spectator stands on the neighbouring Bishar Island.


HEAT 1
Quench Spotter (BLACK
)
Wilfrid DeCuir (BLUE
)
Kim Henig (GREEN
)
ONeill Auer (ORANGE
)
Triston Mayo (PURPLE
)

HEAT 2

MaryAnn Maa
(BLACK)
Colleen Brennan
(BLUE)
Crusader Arado
(GREEN)
Kohana Schimmer
(ORANGE)
Robbin Ember
(PURPLE)

HEAT 3

Abel Halderman
(BLACK
Buffy Munro
(BLUE)
Kimmy Leroux
(GREEN)
Gorka Urriah
(ORANGE)
Malcolm Sydney
(PURPLE)

HEAT 4

Amadis Thespian
(BLACK)
Carolin Gausman
(BLUE)
WickedV Carver
(GREEN)
Triston Mayo
(ORANGE)
Bon Chenaux (PURPLE
)

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.The two highest scoring riders from each heat will go through to the semis.


Surfers contact: VW Sands


Useful links

SurfWatch: Surfing Calendar - August-September 2008

SurfWatch: Buffy wins big at Surf Jam! (8 Mar 08)

SurfWatch: ONeill Crowned VSA Surf Jam champ! (2 Feb 2008)

SurfWatch: SURF REPORT -- Majini Island

SLURL: Bishara Beach (spectator area for the VSA Surf Jam)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New wave on Crab Island

HP Surf's new Sunset wave breaks on Crab Island

Surfers visiting West of Ireland may have noticed that there is a new type of big wave break on Crab Island, now giving surfers a choice of three different waves in the estate (Bundoran Reef has pipeline waves and Neart an Epic). The 100 meter wide, seamless sculpty wave is called a Sunset wave and is the first of HP Surf's new generation of waves. Judging from feedback from surfers invited to test the new wave, it's quite a ride.

"We've invested most of our development time in trying to create new, innovative wave forms in attempt to make surfing in Second Life more realistic," said leogarto (Leo) Burt, CEO of HP Surf Boards Inc. "Surfers will see that each generation of our surfing waves has new innovations in form, textures and scriptiing: all designed to help surfers have more fun!"


"I really like them, said surfer Kimmy Leroux at Crab Island. "The fact that the wave is seamless from end-to-end makes it a nice ride. The wave is really smooth and catching air is great! I also like the fact that HP Surf is asking surfers to test these new waves and is taking advice from us."


Crab Island has recently been taken over by HP Surf, which has made it the developer's new testing ground for surfable waves, surfboards and other watersports products. HP Surf Boards, the leading Brazilian developer of Second Life surfboards and brought a new wave out a few months ago called the 'Teahupoo'. HP Surf is also the key sponsor of the ABSSL (Associação Brasileira de Surf no Second Life), which will hold its third major surfing competition event in two weeks time.


"The Sunset wave will be available in 60, 100 and 200 meter models," said Leo. ""The new 200 meter Sunset wave is gigantic!" SurfWatch hears that HP Surf plans to start testing the new 200 meter wide Sunset wave at the Pacific Coast Xtreme group of sims during the next few days.

Useful links
SurfWatch: Brazilian surf circuit comes to Praia da Paz (5 Jul 08)
SLURL: Crab Island
SLURL: Redondo Beach (PCX)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New fish and guns at Surf City

RJ Surfer Girl Kara Renfold shows off Rob John's smooth new shapes

Surf City boardmaker Rob John's Surf launched some of the largest and smallest surfboards in Second Life this weekend with the arrival of five RJ Fish and two RJ Guns. The ultra-short RJ Fish boards boast squared-off fish tails, making them ideal for snappy turns and radical maneuvers, whilst the RJ Guns are typically big, fast and streamlined. The sculpty shapes are brand new and all boards come with tri-fin arrangements. Both new lines are hybrid boards, combining RJ's sculpties together with Heather Goodliffe surfboard scripts.

"The fish and guns are not a retexture of Seb's sculpty boards, but are entirely new," explains Robin Mapp, owner of Rob John's Surf and Surf City. "I originally made just a few of these boards for the Surf City team to compete on. However, a lot of people tried them and dug 'em, so I put out a new line. My sculpts are 3D sculpted. Surfers will notice that they have no wavey edges and a tighter bounding box around the prim. They are totally unique."


The two new guns are the RJ Gun Pure Juice and the editor's personal favourite, coming between a Namiko and a regular longboard in length, the bright yellow and red RJ Gun Retro Bolt. The new square-tailed fish comes in a variety of designs: Black Stinger, Pink Hibiscus, Pink Neon, Neon Lights and a plainer RJ Fish Competition Board.


Rob John's Surf started making Second Life surfboards more than a year ago. The company also makes boardies, bikini's, beach chairs, loungers and, of course, Rob John's own surfing waves. The new boards are available from L$450 at Surf City South.

Useful links

SurfWatch: Surf City to test longboard skills (22 Jul 08)
SLURL: Surf City South