Saturday, September 20, 2008

LIVE RESULTS -- Morant Cays

12.40pm SLT 20 September 2008 -- SurfWatch is reporting live from SLSA JJ Lanes Shortboard Epic Surfing Competition at Morant Cays. The competition started at 11am SLT


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Updated with final results 4.30pm SLT 20 September 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Heats drawn for Morant Cays

The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) drew the heat line-ups Friday for the SLSA JJ Lanes Lanes Shortboard Epic surfing competition at Morant Cays, which takes place at 1100 hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT) Saturday 20 September 2008.

35 surfers are registered to take part in Saturday's competition.

The full list of heat draws for Morant Cays is posted on SurfWatch Results

Useful links

SurfWatch Results: HEAT DRAW -- Morant Cays (19 Sep 08)
SurfWatch: Wilfrid DeCuir tops new table (18 Aug 08)
SurfWatch: Surfing Calendar September-October 2008
URL: SLSA Website
SLURL: Morant Cays

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SLSA rules on new board scripts

Responding to Second Life Surfing Association member Abel Halderman's post in the SLSA Forum, the Association today informed that SSI beta surfboard scripts will not be permissable in the JJ Lanes Shortboard Epic at Morant Cays this coming Saturday.

According to the SLSA, the board of directors voted on the matter and ruled that SSI Surfboard 5.6 and 5.8 board scripts are not available for general access and therefore cannot be used at the Morant Cays competition. The 5.6 and 5.8 scripts include new features being tested by SSI making it easier to execute some tricks (like rolls, for example) and the beta boards behave differently to those with the commonly available
5.1 and 5.2 board scripts.

Meanwhile, just 28 surfers have registered for Saturday's event, which has a total of 40 competition places. The JJ Lanes Shortboard Epic is the second event in the SLSA's 2008 Season II and takes place at Morant Cays 1100hrs SLT on Saturday 20 September 2008.

Useful links
SurfWatch: Wilfrid DeCuir tops new table (18 Aug 08)
SurfWatch: Surfing Calendar September-October 2008
URL: SLSA Website
SLURL: Morant Cays

Monday, September 15, 2008

Three surf events, three winners

Last weekend proved to be nothing less than action-packed with three surfing contests taking place over Saturday and Sunday. The Vibrations Surfing Alliance Surf Jam 7 on Saturday, the Surf City Open on Sunday morning and the ABSSL's third full event of the year starting later on Sunday afternoon.

Colleen Brennan (see pic right) walked away from the weekend's first surfing competition on Saturday with her second VSA Surf Jam win in a row. Colleen won her first Surf Jam in August on Majini Island and also took first place at the TCH Surfers Open earlier last month. Colleen was followed by Wilfrid DeCuir who came in second, Kim Henig who came in third and this year's other two-time Surf Jam winner Buffy Munro.

Crusader Arado (see pic left) won the top spot on the podium at the Surf City Open on Surf City South Beach on Sunday.

"The Surf City folks did a great job putting the event together. And that the support for the riders always amazes me," said Crusader. "Second Life surfers are a great family that I'm proud to be a part of. It was a great day and, as always, I have Team Tsunami to thank for helping me get the job done."

Cursader was successful in fending off stiff competition in the form of QUENCH Spotter who scored highest in the event's semi-finals and finally came second overall. VW Sands and WickedV Carver were close behind and took third and fourth place respectively.

Meanwhile, Vana Loire took the honours in the third leg of the ABSSL (Associação Brasileira de Surf no Second Life) Brazilian Surf Circuit held at Crab Island on Sunday. Mya Yalin came in second, Danyllinho Aker third and Guiloan Graves fourth. Pauinho Stoop and Ammie Graves fell in in fifth and sixth place, however they retained their first and second place in the Surf Circuit season's table.

With so much competition at August and September's events so far, its impossible to predict who will manage to shred their way onto the winners' podium at next weekend's SLSA Shortboard Competition at Morant Cays. Registrations opened yesterday for the Morant Cays event and so far 24 surfers have already signed up.

Useful links
SurfWatch Results: VSA Surf Jam 13 Sep 08 -- FINAL HEAT RESULTS
SurfWatch Results: Surf City Open 14 Sep 08 -- FINAL RESULTS
SurfWatch Results: Brazilian Circuit 14 Sep 08 - Qualifying Results
SurfWatch: SURF REPORT -- Majini Island
SLURL: Majini Island
SLURL: Surf City South
SLURL: Crab Island