Saturday, November 1, 2008

VSA Surf Jam 8

10.20am SLT 1 November 2008 -- The Vibrations Surf Alliance (VSA) holds its 8th Surf Jam of the year at Majini Island today.

VSA Surf Jam 8 starts at 1200 hrs SLT (1900 hrs GMT) Saturday 1 November 2008. The competition is limited to VSA members, but anyone can watch. The spectators stands are on the adjacent Bishara Island sim.

You can see all the results for VSA Surf Jam 8 on
SurfWatch Results.

Updated 0600hrs 2 November 2008

Useful links

Surf Report: Majini Island
Majini Island (competitors only)
Bishara Island (spectators)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Socks spot of the week - Kekoa

By Socks Clawtooth, Senior Furry Correspondent.

Another week, another chance to go exploring! This one's a new beach that found me, actually. But it's a fun out-of-the-way place if you want to hang out for a while.

Kekoa's LM puts you into a spot where the first thing you're offered is a beer. Already, I like the place. They have two unsynched pipes that overlap slightly, like a zipper. A technical break with a fluffy down the middle.

The rest of the area, however, is why I put
Kekoa in the spotlight. There's a lot of cool spots to hang out in scattered in the main island. So plenty of chances to find a nice, secluded place to hang out with that special someone. A little exploration and you'll find fishing out there too.

Kekoa has a feel of a private surf beach but it's open to the public. The surf might be shorter than some places, but I still maintain that it's the area that makes a surf beach fun. And here is no exception.

Useful links
SurfWatch: Sock's spot of the week - Nymphs Beach
SLURL: Kekoa

Monday, October 27, 2008

Surfing calendar November 2008

Surfing competitions

VSA Surf Jam 8

Saturday 1 November 2008, 1200 hrs SLT (1900 hrs GMT)

Vibrations Surf Alliance (VSA) Surf Jam 8 takes place 12 noon SLT Saturday 1 November 2008 on Majini Island, Bishara Resorts. The competition will be run on Majini's Epic wave and open to any HG longboard. Open to VSA members only, first 20 entries. Spectators welcome.

Surfers contact: VW Sands

SLURL: Majini Island

SLSA Majinji Longboard Competition

Saturday 15 November 2008, 1100 hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT)

November's Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA's) surfing competition takes place at Majini Island's Epic break, instead Livestrong as announced in July. This competition takes place on Saturday 15 November at 11am SLT. Only SLSA surfers may compete. Open for all spectators.

Surfers contact: Ashleigh Dickins

SLURL: Majini Island

ABSSL Surf Circuit (4th stage)
Sunday 23 November 2008 1000 hours SLT (1400 hrs BRT)

The Associação Brasileira de Surf no Second Life (Brazilian Second Life Surfing Association) or ABSSL will hold the fourth event in its 2008 surfing event circuit on Sunday 23rd November at Neart.

Surfers contact: leogarto Burt


Surf City Open
Saturday 29 November 2008, 1100 hrs SLT (1800 hrs GMT)

Surf City hosts the Surf City Open at Surf City South beach on Saturday 29 November 2008 starting at 11am. The competition will take place on Surf City South's double pipleline break and board-choice is wide open.

Surfers contact: monq Pinklady

SLURL: Surf City South

Surfing lessons

Bishara Surf School (weekly)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1000-1300 hrs SLT (1700-2000 hrs GMT)

Established two years ago now, Bishara Surf School (on the East side of Majini Island) offers open surfing classes with a maximum of two students per instructor. One-on-one coaching can be arranged by appointment. Instructors include long-time SL surfing instructor Slave Lacey, Bishara Estates Manager VW Sands, Vibrations surf team captain Buffy Munro or Vibrations co-captain QUENCH Spotter. Lessons are free, donations to the sim appreciated.

Surfers contact: Slave Lacey, VW Sands, Buffy Munro or QUENCH Spotter

SLURL: Majini Island

Judge/Marshall Masterclass
& Competition Surfing Masterclass
Sunday 23 November 2008 1000-1300 hrs SLT (1700-2000 hrs GMT)

Ever wondered exactly how SLSA competition judging works? Want to get involved in running Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) competitions? Or perhaps want to win one of those competitions? The SLSA will hold a masterclass training event on Sunday 23 November between 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs.

Competition Judge Masterclass
LaSalle will train 6 people at 10am, 11am & 12 noon SLT

Competition Marshall Masterclass
Tauri Tigerpaw will
train 6 people at 10am, 11am & 12 noon SLT

Competition Surfing Masterclass
VW Sands
will train 6 people at 10am, 11am & 12 noon SLT

The training sessions will take place at Chi Island and involve mock competition heats with live surfing, marshalling and judging. Each training session will consist of 20 minutes lecture, 20 minutes of practice and 20 minutes of debriefing to help prepare participants to take part in Second Life surfing competitions.

Surfers contact: Tauri Tigerpaw

SLURL: Chi Island

Updated 30 October 2008