Friday, December 31, 2010

SurfWatch 2010 - the Year in Review

Preparing for this Year in Review piece, I took a look back thru over 649 postings for 2010 as of this writing.  Some posts brought a tear to my eye, some a smile to my face, some an, "Oh ya, I forgot all about that!".  Second Life (SL) surfing had some major changes and SurfWatch itself made some major changes.

We covered the new surfable waves - the Cortes and the Cyclops, the international surf party, the Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA) new scoring system, SLSA's new mascot (Salsa) and SLSA constitutional changes.  We posted on the SLSA's Archipelago sim being Number 1 on the SL listings for destinations. We talked about the SLSA new voting system, covered all the SLSA elections, and posted surfing interviews including promising surfers and old timers.  We did surf traffic reports,  posted on the Hall of Fame (HoF) design competition and our take on the meaning of the HoF.  We covered events and competitions by the SLSA, Pacific Coast Extreme (PCX), Australian Surf Association (ASA), SurfJam, Brazilian Surf Association (ABSSL), World Cup and various mini comps.  We debuted our first video attempts which are now classic.  We posted Mick Lunasea's Surfing 101 series, got Harbor Pier's perspective on the ride, and introduced Kantbe (Thursday) Serious.  We promoted surf retailers, surf sims, and took trips down memory lane.  We covered new surf sims, surf sims that were no longer, anniversaries of surf sims and changes going on effecting all of them.

Beyond surfing, we covered motorcycle riding, did a tour of spectacular homes, reported on crimes like the trailer meth lab, gave advice, posted on tidbits and SL sticky situations, and letters to and from the editor as well as opinion editorials.  We covered kayaking, vandal attacks, did before and after make overs, and shared all our temp workers and visitors to SW Headquarters.  We had pieces on Relay for Life and Grandma Barnside's recipies, What's Hawt, gave coverage to some new publications, and did special Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas postings.  We covered musicians, sales, and real estate. We shared growing families in SL and Real Life (RL).  We covered dating adventures, posted on fashion, and held contests to spread the linden.  Mari's (Marianna Monentes) Mailbag covered exploring sims to friendship to forgiveness and everything in between.  We channel surfed with Jimbo the Cart Boy and tagged along with Bandit.  We covered festivals, parties, concerts, contests, carnivals and events.

We had our SurfWatch 2 Year Anniversary Celebration with a 12 hour party hosting Heather Goodliffe as she addressed the surf community, entertainers, DJ's, and competitions.  We made some major changes on the blog page design adding the Wave Report, the surf sim list with constant updates, and various other elements.  I took a step back and Lissa (Pinion) took a step forward becoming the new Editor in Chief.  We continued our quarterly In-World editions under the editorship of Ashleigh Dickins.  We opened a shop, and we changed headquarters twice moving from Stables to Boracay to Vibes Surf Beach.

What will 2011 bring?  More change, no doubt.  Maybe whole new worlds of virtual surfing - and you know SurfWatch will be there to bridge all of virtual surfing as your one stop source of virtual surfing news.  Maybe some projects that fell off the radar will have a chance to surface.  No doubt new stars of surfing will emerge, new technologies will develop, people will come and go and return as someone else or with a renewed spirit.  Some will step up as leaders.  Some will step back into RL.  And SurfWatch will be here like an old friend you can curl up on the warm sand with.  Under sunny skies, in knee-deep snow, thru the hailstorms and whatever the future brings, we'll be here.  Thank you for reading SurfWatch.  We wish you all the best for 2011!

Tauri Tigerpaw
Executive Editor

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ashleigh's Advice #4: Make it More Likely to Keep Your Resolutions

advised by Ashleigh Dickins

It’s New Years, which means it’s time for resolutions. This is the perfect time for me to give some advice. Of course, take it with a grain of salt, because I’ve never been able to successfully hold on to one of my own resolutions. Maybe that’s why my first piece of advice is:

1) Don’t make a resolution you know you won’t keep. No matter how lofty or noble the goal, if you find yourself scoffing at the idea of “Reaching my Goal Weight!” or “Stopping Smoking” then just don’t set that as your resolution! Nothing sucks more than failing, it’ll bring you down and make you mad at yourself. So don’t set yourself up for failure by setting too high of a goal for yourself. A goal is supposed to be something you have to work for, but that is attainable. Those goals I mentioned may be both, but not within one year for most people. Which leads me to...

2) Examine your goal and adjust your resolution to give yourself the highest likely hood of success while still being challenging enough to feel like you achieved something. Using the above examples maybe that could be “eat healthier” or “reduce the number of packs per week I consume.” Other examples: “Work out every day.” = “Find ways to incorporate more exercise into my routine.”; “Get a raise.” = “Find a way to increase my income.”; “Spend less time on Second Life.” = “Find a hobby I really love in Real Life, and have fun exploring the options!”

Lissa Pinion asked people about their resolutions for our last in-world, so check that out to get some ideas. And I hope my 2 key pieces of resolution advice help you for a better life in 2011. As for me? I think I might make all of those alternates my resolutions, except the smoking one since I don’t smoke to start with!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brave New World: InWorldz

A friend recently asked me...another virtual world???  Why???
My only answer...because it's there.  As virtural worlds spring up, SurfWatch will keep track of beaches, fashions and surfing opportunities across the various worlds.

InWorldz (InWorldz.com) is a user created virtual world based off the OpenSim software with no cost to join.  The founders are currently involved in efforts to move past this source code and more closely mirror the SL standard.  IW has approximately 26,776 members. While there are currently no surfable waves, Tommy Parrot has created realistic swells, foamy swells, shore breakers, ocean glow and realistic sound effects to give you the feel of the ocean.  He hopes to see if he can create some surfable waves soon, altho he's not sure how they will work InWorldz.

While many of the same movement and operations available in Second Life (SL) are available in InWorldz (IW), and if you know how to function in SL, you will have no problem IW, the technology in IW lags behind SL at this point.  However you will find less expensive land, opportunities to create and sell, live music, and many other social events.  A search of "surf" in the classifieds will turn up surfer jewelry, swirling waters, a male avatar that is said to have a "surfer" look, and even a "Hula" shop.  If you're brave enough to check out a new world, pop into InWorldz and check out the opportunities.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mari's Mailbag: New Years Resolution

submitted by Marianna Monentes

Guess what? It's that time for our resolutions. Be great for you to comment here what those might be. For me? Well, let's see. I will try harder not to allow people to use me so much. I will not care that they are virtually homeless. Afterall, it's Second Life (SL) -  we can rez anyplace. Why is it that sounds so damn callous? Just is to me, so forget that resolution. Okay how about this: I will try to allow everyone to do what they want when the want. Being the slight control freak that I am, that's not going to last either. I have to follow up everything until it's reworked in my mind till the day it happens. Lose weight? Luckily here we can mod our shape. Stop smoking? Well, don't smoke in Real Life or Second Life so not that one. OH! I have it!! I promise not to rez a new house every week so that my husband can come home to whats familiar!! I absolutely love skyboxes and homes and have a bad habit of changing them as often as I change shoes.


This is definition from Wikipedia: A New Year's resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.

See? It says one might be donate to the poor. So looks like I have mine.  Now let's hear yours.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mari's Mailbag Compilation Gift!

Are you wondering if you've missed a posting of Mari's Mailbag?  Wonder no more!  Now for a limited time, you can receive a beautifully hardbound in-world compilation of Mari's Mailbag put together by Marianna Monentes!  To receive your free copy, you may leave a comment at this posting, or contact Mari direct in-world.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Years Resolutions!

Get us your New Years Resolutions by December 31st to have it published on Jan 1! Let's bring in 2011 with a bang! Please send your resolutions to Lissa Pinion!

Mari's Mailbag: Christmastime 2010

submitted by Marianna Monentes

Yesterday Tauri asked me to write again for SurfWatch since I have things situated finally. Took some doing but the new sim is going very well, so I have some free time in which to write.


Since it's Christmastime, I decided to write about love and bonds that form here in Second Life. Funny, when I first came to Second Life it was all about creating and learning all I could in this virtually cosmic world. That soon changed when my friendships became much deeper because communication doesn't go in one ear and out the other. No, here we read what's said and most of the time preceive what was intended. I feel we are better listeners here because most times we are reading.

The feeling of love we feel during Christmastime stays with me most of the year here in Second Life. Sure, there are stresses and misunderstandings, but they are quickly forgotten with laughter and discussing our feelings with the many friends we have met here.

So now that it is Christmastime, share your time if thats all you have to give. You will be bonding with someone who might otherwise be needing a smile.

Merry Christmas,
Mari

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Sands!

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday...


all the best to you and your loved ones for the holidays and the coming year!
Tauri Tigerpaw

Friday, December 24, 2010

We Wish You...

Holiday Licks!

Have a Blazin' Great Holiday!

It's Christmas Time!

She's Been a Good Girl...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Not Too Late!

...to pick up treasured Hawiian heirloom bracelets for that one of a kind holiday gift!  Created by Countess "Connie" Decosta, you can find them at her shop at Enchanted Forrest, Jiradic (107, 131, 29).  And keep checking her shop for her new line of rings, necklaces and chokers!




Last Minute Shoppers!

Still looking for that perfect gift for that someone special?  It's not too late to stop by the new photography shop of Lynda Mimulus at http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20Ireland/183/170/26 and find that something special for someone special located at the beautiful West of Ireland!


Merry Christmas with Love!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!


Kristen Wrydan wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

Merry Christmas XXXX!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Win a Weeks Vacation

Want to break up the winter humdrums? How sweet does a weeks vacation sound? Check out http://myavatarmind.blogspot.com/ for the details!

Happy holidays!

Monday, December 20, 2010

SLSA End of 2010 Season 2 Awards

On Saturday, December 18th, the SLSA celebrated the end of the 2010 Season 2 awards in the only way surfers can. Jokes, teasing, laughter, and friendship. Oh did I mention partying? Check out the awards below and be sure to congratulate those listed on their achievements!


Top 10 Riders
1 MarkFoo Waverider
2 Bobbi Laval
3 Sunrize Mornington
4 WickedV Carver
5 Maldrul Morris
6 Wilfrid DeCuir
6 Robbin Ember
8 Velvetori Twine
9 Colleen Brennan
10 Coolkat Delicioso
10 Jordan Mendle

Top 3 Teams:
1. Vibrations Surf Team
2. Team Montego
3. Tsunami Surf Team

Special Awards:
Rookie of the Season
- Ceedi Doghouse

Most Improved
- Arjuna Bombastic

Special Recognition Award (SLSA Platinum Record)
- DJ Dan (001000000101110 Numbanumba)

Angel Award:
Mick Lunasea

Hall of Fame
Nominees (Syx Toshi, WickedV Carver, Cloudy Mikado, Lissa Pinion, Sunrize Mornington, Leogarto Burt, Analog Jun)

Inductees:
Lissa Pinion - nominated by surfers, verified by HOF members and directors
Cloudy Mikado - nominated by surfers, verified by HOF members and directors

and
Riders:
MarkFoo Waverider - Season Champion
Bobbi Laval - Runner-up

Novelty Awards
Most memorable moment of the season
- last minute team championship won by the Vibrations Surf Team

Best team Gesture
- Tsunami Warning!!!

Sportsmanship Award
- Sunrize Mornington

Prom Queen
- Buffy Munro

Prom King
- Triston Mayo

Best Couple
tie:
- Colleen Brennan and Kim Henig
- Sunshine Zhangsun and Jac Mornington
- Lissa Pinion and VW Sands
- Revlon Benoir and Mick Lunasea

Best Competition Sim
- Chi

Best Board Shaper
tie:
- Rayzza Rubble (Pray 4 Surf)
- Dee Waverider (DW Surf Co)

Best Photographer
tie:
- Lissa Pinion
- Dax Verlaine

Honorary SLSA Family Member
- Analog Jun

Best Bald Head
- Colleen Brennan

Best Dancer in the Stands
- The Vibrators: WickedV Carver, Buffy Munro, CoolKat Delicioso

Las Vegas Award
- VW Sands

Kohana Schimmer Award
- Colleen Brennan

BP Award
- MaryAnn Maa

Mojo Award
- Mick Lunasea

Bumper Car Award
- Jayden Domenici



Naughty or Nice...


Send SurfWatch your Holiday card for posting this Christmas week!

ABSSL Competition

Congratulations to Bobbi Laval for winning the Brazilian Surfing Association (ABSSL) Second Life surfing competition on Sunday, December 19, 2010!  WOOOOOOOT!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Naughty or Nice Winter Ball

You are cordially invited to an evening of fun and romance!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
7 PM SLT

Monq Pinklady and Robin Mapp invite you to
The Naughty or Nice Winter Ball!
Join them at Surf naked, Exotica Bay (131, 126, 33) for a holiday celebration you won't forget!

Tauri Tigerpaw in Concert

Gigging in Second Life (SL) on Sunday, December 19, 2010, 4 PM SL Time, Warung Beats (Xtream hotspot 11, 12, 23)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What has Mari been up to in her spare time???

That's definitely Reemer Waco, otherwise known as "RW", husband to Marianna Monentes of Mari's Mailbag.  But that's definitely not Mari...or is it?  That does look like her scarf...









That's more like Mari, gliding across the new ice rink at Boracay in her holiday sweater! 
After a cold day on the ice, she might be warming her toes by the fire...
or warming her heart snuggling with Mr. Waco, looks like Mari knows how to spend those wintry months until the surf kicks up again!  We miss you, Mari!  Happy holidays!  What's in your mailbag???


Friday, December 17, 2010

Just in Time for Christmas Shopping!

Check out Countess "Connie" Decosta's newest line of surfing jewelry, just in time for those discriminating surfers on your Christmas list! 









Order direct from Connie's link:








Connie's constantly adding creative new pieces to her inventory - keep checking for new items! 







And be sure to check out all of her surfwear at Island Sea Dreams!  SurfWatch is proud to have Island Sea Dreams and Countess Decosta as an Official Surfwatch Merchandiser!  Grab your Christmas gift list and start shopping!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As I sit here slurping down egg nog and watching my tree blink pretty lights around ornaments that each hold a special memory in my life, I can't help but remember back to what 2010 has been to so many of us. We have made friends and enemies, although I sincerely hope more friends than enemies were made this year. We have lost sims and built new ones, we have surfed and bellied, cried and laughed. We come from all over the world, from every walk of life, and from so many different viewpoints and opinions. Through it all, we have remained surfers working to spread the stoke of surfing in a virtual world where many of us would never get the chance to surf otherwise. As we say good bye to 2010 and prepare to usher in 2011, I hope that you take time to reflect on where we have been as a community and where we are going. I hope you take time to think about the people who work behind the scenes to make sure that that surf comp goes off with as little lag as possible, the people who are on our beaches teaching noobs to surf or helping some of us hopeless old timers how to belly just a bit less. The party organizers and the supporters who show up and support our community all in their own ways.

I personally am thankful for how I have grown and for so much more. To V for always supporting me no matter how much chaos and mayhem ensues, to Tauri, Ash, Max, Colls, Bandit, gosh the whole gang at SW for giving me the honor of becoming a part of the SurfWatch family, for Aly, Que, En, Monq, Abel, Sie, (omg I need to put my entire friends list here!) for all the laughs and adventures and tears and love. Each of you has made my life richer for the knowing and it is with great excitement that I look forward to the coming year.


Merry Christmas!

Lissa Pinion
Editor in Chief


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

News! News! News!

Have an upcoming event, birth, wedding, comp, party, etc? Let us know and we will get the word out to the surf community!


Be sure to drop your Christmas card on myself (Lissa Pinion) or Tauri Tigerpaw so we can spread the holiday love all week next week.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Surfers Do Toys for Tots!

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Last year we kicked off the Toys for Tots fundraiser on Mori to help the US Marine Corps raise money for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is an annual tradition, started in 1947, which raises money and purchases toys or collects unwrapped toys to be given out to children all over the United States at Christmas time who would otherwise do without.

Mission Statement of Toys for Tots: http://www.toysfortots.org/default.asp
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
We are proud to once again be a part of that tradition this year! A cute lil red Choo Choo Train is located on the Deck of Vibes Beach and if you are interested in participating, contact VW Sands or Gremmy Lowtide aka Lissa Pinion for your own kiosk. What better way to bring the magic of the holidays into our hearts than to bring the magic to a child in need?



Who am I?


Who in the world is this girl playing on the playground equipment at Bobbi Laval's new exhibit? Win $250 if you are the first to identify who this is



Monday, December 13, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Pro Scores!

as posted on SLSA Forum: http://www.surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1346

Final
1 Ceedi Doghouse 16.00
2 Velvetori Twine 15.66
3 Jordan Mendle 15.50
3 Maldrul Morris 15.50
5 Kim Henig 13.83
5 Bobbi Laval 13.83


Semi 1
Kim Henig 13,16 **
Coolkat Delicioso DNC
Jordan Mendle 15,50 **
Oldsurferdude Danitz 12,33

Semi 2
Donni Dibou 12,66
Velvetori Twine 14,33 **
Maldrul Morris 16,16 **
sven Homewood 12,16

Semi 3
Bobbi Laval 15,33 **
jayden Domenici 14,83
Rayzza Rubble 14,83
Ceedi Doghouse 15,66 **

Heat 1
MarkFoo Waverider 14,16
Robbin Ember 8,00
Rayzza Rubble 15,00 *
Ashleigh Dickins NS
Kim Henig 16,16 *
Rom Heungsung 13,00

Heat 2
Sunrize Mornington 13,16
Triston Mayo NS
Jordan Mendle 13,50 *
Avidward Flagon NS
Donni Dibou 14,50 *
Alexia Marais 13,33

Heat 3
Bobbi Laval 16,83 *
Maldrul Morris 16,50 *
Cymindra Deschanel 15,16
GiavannaMarie Melody 13,83
Van Valeeva 14,50
Rick Galli 11,33

Heat 4
Wilfrid DeCuir 9,50
Coolkat Delicioso 15,83 *
Mick Lunasea 13,67
Countess Decosta 10,16
Adrien Roxley 13,16
Ceedi Doghouse 15,66 *

Heat 5
WickedV Carver 14,00
Velvetori Twine 15,17 *
Jac Mornington 13,33
Oldsurferdude Danitz 15,00 *
FrankiePalmero NS


Heat 6
Colleen Brennan 12,33
Harbor Piers NS
sven Homewood 13,83 *
jayden Domenici 14,33 *
Lourinho Nizna 10,67

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Child's Play

submitted by Bobbi Laval


An exploration of happy innocence past.  A neglected playground beckons you to come play and explore.
Images of innocent joy that passed too quickly. When imagination made anything possible and knowledge held no limitations. The world was big and full of wonder.

You're invited.  It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 12, 11:00am to 12:30pm SLT
The Eclipse Gallery
Burning Man at Eclipse, Gemini Elysia (221, 223, 62)

Friday, December 10, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Pro Comp Heats

as posted on SLSA's Forum: http://www.surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1341


Basics:
When: 11am SLT on Saturday, December 11th
Where: Syx, Monkey Cove: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Syx/18/53/22, spectator stands at:http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monkey%20Paw/253/61/22
Wave: SSi Cortes
Board: SSi longboard, script: 5.1, 5.2 or 5.2 dlg

- Two best scores from each preliminary heat advance to the semi-final;
- There will be 3 semi-final heats;
- In case there is a tie for first place in a preliminary or semi-final heat, only the first placing surfers advance to the next round;
- In case there is a tie for second place in a preliminary heat, both second placing surfers advance to semi final;
- In case of a tie for second place in a semi-final heat, there will be a surf-off: each of the tied surfers will surf an additional wave, and the winner of the surf-off advance to the final heat. In case they tie up again, they will surf again until we have a winner of the surf-off.


HEAT 1
MarkFoo Waverider (RED)
Robbin Ember (BLUE)
Rayzza Rubble (GREEN)
Ashleigh Dickins (ORANGE)
Kim Henig (PURPLE)
Rom Heungsung (BLACK)

HEAT 2
Sunrize Mornington (RED)
Triston Mayo (BLUE)
Jordan Mendle (GREEN)
Avidward Flagon (ORANGE)
Donni Dibou (PURPLE)
Alexia Marais (BLACK)

HEAT 3
Bobbi Laval (RED)
Maldrul Morris (BLUE)
Cymindra Deschanel (GREEN)
GiavannaMarie Melody (ORANGE)
Van Valeeva (PURPLE)
Rick Galli (BLACK)

HEAT 4
Wilfrid DeCuir (RED)
Coolkat Delicioso (BLUE)
Mick Lunasea (GREEN)
Bodhi Lowtide (ORANGE)
Adrien Roxley (PURPLE)
Ceedi Doghouse (BLACK)

HEAT 5
WickedV Carver (RED)
Velvetori Twine (BLUE)
Jac Mornington (GREEN)
Oldsurferdude Danitz (ORANGE)
FrankiePalmero Actor (PURPLE)
Countess Decosta (BLACK)

HEAT 6
Colleen Brennan (RED)
Harbor Piers (BLUE)
sven Homewood (GREEN)
jayden Domenici (ORANGE)
Lourinho Nizna (PURPLE)


Stand by's:
1. Cristal Rowlands
2. Nameless Barnett

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call for Novelty Awards for SLSA 2010 Season 2

SLSA has announced they are looking for Novelty Awards for the SLSA 2010 Season 2. Please visit: http://www.surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1340 to put in your ideas for what you would like to see awarded.

Call for Nominations for SLSA Hall of Fame


SLSA has announced the 2010 Season 2 Hall of Fame nominations are open. Each season, four total members are inducted into the HOF. The Season Champion and Runner up and two members who have contributed to promoting surfing in SecondLife.


Please see the following link to nominate your candidate:

Please see the following link to view who past inductees are:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kantbe Serious: Last minute Christmas decorating


submitted by Kantbe Thursday


OMG!


78 year old Aunt Ester just called and is dropping in for dinner tomorrow night! Ya'll know that Aunt. She's the one who's house is always spotless. She has all of her Christmas decorations up and everything is perfect before the close of business hours on Black Friday. You know, that one who always looks in every nook and cranny of your house when she drops by and acts like you're a disappointment to the family and all humankind if you're not ready for the holidays as early as she is. Can you see those raised eyebrows looking at you over her glasses yet?


There's help out there for people like me this year. Not only are decorations available, but at fellow surfer Bobbi Laval's Laval Christmas Shop, you can even get an entire room that's completely decorated including a fire to warm the coldest Aunt's heart (well… that might be asking too much).

For the less panic stricken who just need some gifts or decorations, check out some of the other items in the store. If you're into making your own Christmas photos, check out some of the props or some of the picture frames. I'm still look'n for those elf wetsuit boots with the bells on the toes… I'm sure they must be in there somewhere…


http://slurl.com/secondlife//124/16/23

Monday, December 6, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Open Scores!

as posted on the SLSA Forums at: http://www.surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1337

Final
1 Oldsurferdude Danitz 14.33 *
2 GiavannaMarie Melody 14.00 *
2 Kim Henig 14.00 *
3 jayden Domenici 13.66 *
3 Donni Dibou 13.66 *
4 Bodhi Lowtide 13.00 *

Heat 1
Dane Kutenai NS
Oldsurferdude Danitz 13.83 *
Rick Galli 8.50 *

Heat 2
Van Valeeva 13.66 *
Adrien Roxley 13.66 *
FrankiePalmero Actor 13.66 *
GiavannaMarie Melody 14.66 *

Heat 3
jayden Domenici 13.50 *
Kim Henig 13.50 *
Cristal Rowlands 11.50
Locksley Blitzstein NS

Heat 4
Ceedi Doghouse 12.00 **
Alexia Marais 12.66 *
Donni Dibou 12.75 *
Countess Decosta 12.00 **

Heat 5
Lourinho Nizna 13.16 *
Rom Heungsung 13.16 *
Bodhi Lowtide 14.16 *
Nameless Barnett 10.66


* - qualified for the Surf Shop 6 Pro on December 11th
** - invited to the Surf Shop 6 Pro on December 11th due to wild card


Stand by's for the Surf Shop 6 Pro on December 11th:
1. Cristal Rowlands
2. Nameless Barnett

Sunday, December 5, 2010

SLSA Dec. 1st Director Election Results!


The results are in from December 1st's SLSA Director Election. Three seats opened by the departure of Syx Toshi, Mick Lunasea, and Harbor Piers are being filled by CoolKat Delicioso, Robbin Ember, and GiavannaMarie Melody. It was reported that 19 members voted in the new Directors.

Meet...

She's fresh...she's snazzy...she's a little bit snappy...
She's the SurfWatch Resident, putting a face to SurfWatch!
You may see her hanging out at HQ, riding some waves, working on a story, posing for a photo shoot! Be sure to say holla to the new face of SurfWatch!
And catch a wave!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Open Heat Draws


Heat draws as posted on SLSA's forum at: http://www.surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1336

HEAT 1
Dane Kutenai (Red)
Oldsurferdude Danitz (Blue)
Rick Galli (Green)
Bodhi Lowtide (Orange)

HEAT 2
Van Valeeva (Red)
Adrien Roxley (Blue)
FrankiePalmero Actor (Green)
GiavannaMarie Melody (Orange)

HEAT 3
jayden Domenici (Red)
Kim Henig (Blue)
Cristal Rowlands (Green)
Locksley Blitzstein (Orange)

HEAT 4
Ceedi Doghouse (Red)
Alexia Marais (Blue)
Donni Dibou (Green)
Countess Decosta (Orange)

HEAT 5
Lourinho Nizna (Red)
Rom Heungsung (Blue)
Valium Lavender (Green)
Nameless Barnett (Orange)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bella's Photography

'Tis the season for your holiday photos and what better place to go than Bella's Photography? Located at Southend at the beautiful Goombah Estates (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southend/53/174/32),  Bella is currently running a holiday special you won't want to miss!

From now until December 20, Bella is discounting her regular holiday photo price of 400L for a single and 600L for a couple! Stop by her shop and find the magic word (hint: check out the back of the easels in red!), and she will give you a holiday discount of 350L for a single and 500L for a couple! This includes the sitting fee! Just be sure to tell her the magic word when you book your session!

And check out all of Bella's photography at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southend/53/174/32. Contact Bella925 Blackheart for more information and get your holiday cards done in time for posting in SurfWatch!