Saturday, October 18, 2008

LIVE RESULTS -- Chi Shortboard Pro

11.00am SLT 18 October 2008 -- SurfWatch is reporting live from SLSA SLSA Chi Shortboard Pro 2008 surfing competition at Chi Island. The competition starts at 11am SLT.

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Update 6.30pm 18 October 2008 -- Final results for the Chi Shortboard Pro 2008 now posted. Just click the Live Results link above to view them.

Useful links

SurfWatch Results: HEAT DRAW - Chi Shortboard Pro
SurfWatch: Top surfers vie for Chi title (17 Oct 08)
SurfWatch: Registrations open for Chi Island event (11 Oct 08)
SurfWatch: SLSA 2008 Season II surf breaks announced (30 Jul 08)
SurfWatch Surf Reports: Chi, unique surf breaks with a touch of Zen
SLURL: Chi Shortboard Pro spectator stands
SLURL: Chi Island (surfers only)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Top surfers vie for Chi title

Second Life's top surfers are getting ready for the Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA) third surfing competition of the 2008 Season II the Chi Shortboard Pro 2008, which takes place on Saturday 18 October. However, just who are Second Life's top surfers? As the SLSA surfs well into its second year of competitions, picking winners has never been more difficult. We took a look at the top ten ranked surfers in 2007 and 2008 seasons and tried to make a little more sense of the line-up.

Veterans
Veteran surfers Bobbi Laval, Colleen Brennan, Cipriano Grut, Craig Stallion, Christine Daffodil and last 2008 Season II Pova Rustamova (see pic right) have all registered for Chi. Only Pova and Colleen have made it to the winners podium this year, but Bobbi has surfed well in Season I and is well placed to breakthrough at Chi.

Surfer - Rank (Season)

Bobbi Laval - 9th (2007), 10th (2008 SI), 4th (2008 SII)
Pova Rustamova - 14th (2007), 1st (2008 SI), 6th (2008 SII)
Colleen Brennan - 4th (2007), 3rd (2008 SI), 19th (2008 SII)
Cipriano Grut - 19th (2007), 15th (2008 SI), 8th (2008 SII)
Craig Stallion - 3rd (2007), 8th (2008 SI)
Christine Daffodil - 10th (2007), 7th (2008 SI)

First Season Talent
Meanwhile, Desirae Beaumont (see pic left), QUENCH Spotter, VW Sands and Abel Halderman have all made names for themselves this year. Desirae took 2nd place at Surfline, 1st at EL Corazon and 2nd at Boneyard. Quench surfed to 1st place at Neart earlier this year and managed to secure a first at the last SLSA competition at Morant Cays. The top spot on the podium has so far eluded VW Sands, but he has come close with a 2nd at Neart and a 3rd at Boneyard. Abel has just one podium finish under his belt, but it was right on top at Surfline. Desirae has surfed consistently well since hitting her stride halfway through 2008 Season I and is a strong contender for the 1st prize on Saturday.

Surfer - Rank (Season)
Desirae Beaumont - 2nd (2008 SI), 2nd (2008 SII)
QUENCH Spotter - 11th (2008 SI), 3rd (2008 SII)
VW Sands - 6th (2008 SI), 12th (2008 SII)
Abel Halderman - 5th (2008 SI), 20th (2008 SII)

Surfers to watch out for
Wildrid DeCuir (see pic right), Crusader Arado, Fungus Kamachi, Express Zenovka and Carolin Gausman all shredded well during 2008 Season I and have managed to significantly upped their performance for Season II. Wilfrid DeCuir's biggest hurdle last season was taking part in enough competitions, only making it to Surfline and El Corazon, but coming 4th and 7th at those respectively. Now Wil is ranked number one in Season II after a first place at Boneyard and a 5th at Morant Cays. The other up and coming surfers have improved significantly over the past few months and are all now in a position to threaten more established competition surfers.

Surfer - Rank (Season)
Wildrid DeCuir - 18th (2008 SI), 1st (2008 SII)
Crusader Arado - 22nd (2008 SI), 5th (2008 SII)
Fungus Kamachi - 49th (2008 SI), 7th (2008 SII)
Express Zenovka - 29th (2008 SI), 9th (2008 SII)
Carolin Gausman - 13th (2008 SI), 10th (2008 SII)

The SLSA Chi Shortboard Pro 2008 starts at 1100 hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT) Saturday 18 October 2008 at at Chi Island.

Heat draws now posted on SurfWatch Results.

Useful links
SurfWatch Results: HEAT DRAW - Chi Shortboard Pro
SurfWatch: Registrations open for Chi Island event (11 Oct 08)
SurfWatch: SLSA 2008 Season II surf breaks announced (30 Jul 08)
SurfWatch Surf Reports: Chi, unique surf breaks with a touch of Zen
URL: SLSA
URL: SLSA Forum
SLURL: Chi Shortboard Pro spectator stands
SLURL: Chi Island (surfers only)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One Track Mind debuts on Facebook

One Track Mind, the newest film from Chris Malloy and surf film house Woodshed Films will premiere on Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, for 48 hours straight starting on Thursday, 16 October 2008. The movie will be the first to be introduced via the 'Film on Facebook' project.

Shot on location in Mexico, Indonesia, Micronesia, Australia and Southern California, One Track Mind explores the mindset behind what it takes to be one of the best surfers in the world. The movie features world champions Kelly Slater, Tom Curren and an all-star cast that includes Andy Irons, Mick Fanning, Dane Reynolds, Joel Parkinson, Sunny Garcia, Mark Occhilupo and Wayne Bartholomew. The cast also up-and-comers, such as Jordy Smith, Kolohoe Andino and Julian Wilson.

The film will be broadcast on Facebook through the Kyte digital media platform and Chris and crew are celebrating the release by inviting fans to participate in a live chat on the One Track Mind Kyte channel, which will begin at 5:30 pm Pacific time on October 16th. Kelly Slater and Tom Curren and other featured surfers from the film such as super grom Kalohoe Andino, along with Brushfire Records recording artist Matt Costa, will join Chris in discussing the film from Patagonia’s headquarters in California before the film airs.

Patagonia, the environmental clothing manufacturer and Etnies, the action-sports footwear and apparel company, will co-sponsor the premiere with Surfing Magazine and Wetsand.com as promotional sponsors. People that want to watch are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook.com/film in advance. To view the film, just type in www.facebook.com/film, then click on the One Track Mind Kyte channel. Anyone can view the film at facebook.com/film and share it with their friends.

Useful links
URL: Film on Facebook
URL: Surfing Magazine interview with Chris Malloy (audio + slides)
URL: One Track Mind trailer (video)
URL: Woodshed Films