Saturday, March 13, 2010

PCX Tandem Comp Results Saturday, March 13, 2010

Scores & photos courtesy Abel Halderman; photos courtesy Colleen Brennan, Jes Luik


1 Kimmy Jigsaw & Lacy Rossini 14.125
1 Triston Mayo & SexyBoy Oh 14.125
2 Connie Decosta & Yendor Destiny 12.125


Sunrize Mornington & Maldrul Morris 13.625
Kimmy Jigsaw & Lacy Rossini 13.75


Connie Decosta & Yendor Destiny 12.25
Painless Skytower & Coolkat Delicioso 11.88


oldsurferdude Danitz & Rain Tigerfish 12.25
Triston Mayo & SexyBoy Oh 13.125


Sunrize Mornington & Maldrul Morris 14.25
SweetCajun Voom & Dixon Martian 13.00


Countess Decosta & Yendor Destiny 12.00
Crusader Arado & Colleen Brennan 11.875


Mira Sabretooth & Geof Romano 4.67
oldsurferdude Danitz & Rain Tigerfish 11.17


Triston Mayo & SexyBoy Oh 15.00
Markfoo Waverider & Lynda Mimulus 14.00


Painless Skytower & Coolkat Delicioso 12/50
Robbin Ember & Amphiprion Bellingshausen 11.25


Kimmy Jigsaw & Lacy Rossini 13.00
Followingwaves Sirbu & Harbor Piers 11.25


Lissa Pinion
Aeryn Kidd
Bobbi Laval
Wilfrid DeCuir


Cloudy Matova


Colleen Brennan & Abel Halderman


Colleen Brennan

PCX Tandem Heat Draws for Saturday, March 13, 2010

submitted by Abel Halderman

The competiton will begin at 11am SLT sharp, Saturday, March 13.  Each team will consist of two riders: one will ride a longboard and paddle out to the right side of the wave; the other will ride a shortboard and paddle out to the left side. The Marshall will tell each team when to take their wave.  Judges wil give scores based on the ride of each surfer and a a team. The consolidated score will be reported and used to determine which team advances from each heat.  One team from each heat will advance to the semi-final round.

Stands for viewing:


Sunrize Mornington + Maldrul Morris (RED)
VW Sands + QUENCH Spotter (BLUE)


Connie Decosta + Yendor Destiny (RED)
Crusader Arado + Colleen Brennan (BLUE)


Kristen Wrydan + Geof Romano (RED)
oldsurferdude Danitz + Rain Tigerfish (BLUE)


Triston Mayo + SexyBoy Oh (RED)
Markfoo Waverider + Lynda Mimulus (BLUE)


WickedV Carver + Coolkat Delicioso (RED)
Robbin Ember + Amphiprion Bellingshausen (BLUE)


Kimmy Jigsaw + Velvetori Twine (RED)
Followingwaves Sirbu + Harbor Piers (BLUE)

Aussie Cove at Monkey Cove

Visit the new Aussie Cove at the beautiful Monkey Cove sims (31, 237, 24) and take a ride on the fluffies!

Friday, March 12, 2010

SurfWatch 2 Year Anniversary Second Life Photo Contest Winners!

Bobbi Laval and her guest judges did an amazing job of organizing the SurfWatch 2 Year Anniversary Celebration Second Life (SL) Photo Art Contest, and SurfWatch is proud to honor the top 3 winners of that event:  

1st Place:  Sol's Morning, by Sunshine Zhangsun

Judges Coments about Sol's Morning:

I chose Sol's as first place because you can actually feel the temperature; the head-on shot of him coming out of the wave, going low and his expression (anxious); the balance from the bottom to the top. The avoiding of cliches like shooting the tube, riding the curl, the arms out and legs bent -- avoided all that stuff. You can feel the motion too, so Sol takes it hands down.

My favorite picture is the one of the guy paddling out, Sol's Morning. I like how this picture conveys the creativity of the photographer without a lot of flash. I'm a firm believer in the KISS (keep it simple, stupid.. LOL) principle. The use of windlight is wonderful, and the mood of the photograph is very relaxing. You can feel the subject's connection with nature.

I liked Sol's, very nice play with color and lite. Unusual for a surf pic in that the subject is paddling and not surfing, but the power of the water was captured so well.

2nd Place:  Fun Times on the Water, by WickedV Carver

Judges Comments about "Fun Times on the Water" :

I thought the stylized rendering of fun times was brave, and the emotions were plain to see. The angle of the two were terrific, and I like the man about ready to wipe out, too high in the curl. The colors were pretty wild too.

I so much like the colors and playfullness of the picture. Very creative use of windlight, stylized almost just like a poster.

3rd Place:  Sunset at Cornish, by Maxwell Silvansky

Comments about "Sunset at Cornish" :

A lovely sunset with waves rolling in and palms. I love a good landscape photo and this one has all of the visual elements. The windlight and solar reflections are wonderful. The use of the rule of thirds is spot on in this picture. I feel tranquil just looking at it.

Sunset was a cliches for sure with it's use of the light and sun on the water, but it was so well done, and the colors caught were just too good to ignore

It was simple, well "framed" conveyed the mood perfectly and left the surfers out; focusing on more of the end of a beautiful day surfing rather than the surfing itself.

People's Choice Award:  Sol's Morning by Sunshine Zhangsun
Honorable Mention:  Reaching for the Stars by Coolkat Delicioso
Honorable Mention:  Always the Sun by Crystalship Rehula
Honorable Mention:  Aqualle Lane by Aqualle Lane


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Best Card Trick Ever!

This guy has allegedly been seen hanging around Monkey Cove...

Surferdude and the Ducks

The 2-panel epic rolls into the bay at Stables (88, 181, 22). 

One panel continues on further thru the bay following along the horse trail, while the other tempts the daring surfer to test the fates and the possibilities of a duck pond landing.

Carefully calculating the trajectory, Oldsurferdude Danitz begins mentally plotting the airborne path.

In a dazzling leap of faith from crest to cloud, Surferdude
grips his toes into his board.

And scores a perfect landing into the duck pond!  Come test your duck daring at Stables!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


submitted by Triston Mayo

The beautiful Tuli Bahari was the site of a romantic marriage proposal on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 4:30 AM SLT:

Hummer Lefavre: Kyra, I love you with all my heart. You are the most intelligent and sexy woman I have ever met. I want to spend the rest of my life beside you. Will you please marry me?

Kyra Rossini: Wow, Yes Yes Yes my love, I will marry you. You have made me so happy, I love you so much!

Syx Toshi - High Performance New Surfboard

reprinted by permission of  Syx Toshi

Just yesterday, Leogarto Burt came to visit me at Monkey Cove.  While working on a wave, he broke out his new HP5 Surfboard. Right away I noticed how cool looking this board is. It has a great thick feel, too, without a bulky feel and shape that looks fast just sitting there in the water.

The performance of this board is in a word Awesome! The feel and ability to make razor sharp cutbacks is amazing. As far as animation goes, he’s nailed it! The animation changes when cutting back into and up the waves with your avatar maintaining balance just like you would in Real Life (RL) surfing.

Although the board has some modifications to be completed, I really enjoyed the experience.  It’s definitely a really fun ride. I didn’t have an opportunity to explore the features of the board, but there are a few key elements I noticed within seconds.

First, there's is virtually no belly time.  While interacting with the wave, you spring to your feet almost immediately. The second observation is that the board has better control then the HP4 boards. Some new riders have had expressed difficulty in the “touchy” nature of the HP4.  I can assure you, there is a great balance between the old and new here.  New and experienced surfers alike will love this board.

The HP5 board will be tested at the next Associacao Brasileira de Surf no SL event and then go on sale later in April.

Syx Toshi is the owner of Monkey Cove sims and Surf Shop 6 and a regular contributor and sponsor of SurfWatch.  You can link to Syx' blog by  clicking the sponsor logo SS6 along the right side of SurfWatch in the sponsor section.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Second Life (SL) Surfing Competition Calendar

Pacific Coast Extreme (PCX)

Date:  Saturday, March 13, 2010
Time:  11 AM SLT
Venue:  Tsunami Beach
Details:  Sunset wave, SSi surfboards. One rider on a longboard, one on a shortboard. Scripts allowed: 5.1, 5.2, 6.4.  Two surfers will simultaneously enter a wave from opposite ends. Long boards will enter from the standard right side of the wave and short boards from the left. The competition will be run according to the SLSA event rules.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Send notecard with you and your partner's name along with the type of board you're surfing (shortboard or longboard) to Abel Halderman.
Contact:  Abel Halderman


Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA)

Date: Saturday, March 20 Pro, 27 Invitational
Time: 11 AM SLT
Venue: Bundoran WOI
Details: Pipes and shortboard. Must be an SLSA member to compete.  Registration opens Sunday, March 14, midnight SLT.

Date: Saturday, April 10 Pro, 17 Invitational
Time: 11 AM SLT
Venue: Monkey Cove
Details: Sunset 200 Longboard. Must be an SLSA member to competeRegistration opens Sunday, April 4, midnight SLT.

Date: Saturday, May 15 Pro, 22 Invitational
Time: 11 AM SLT
Venue: Stables
Details: Fluffy, shortboard. Must be an SLSA member to compete.  Registration opens Sunday, May 9, midnight SLT.

Date: Saturday, June 12 Pro, 19 Invitational
Time: 11 AM SLT
Venue: Archipelago
Details: Montego title, multiple waves, short and longboards. Must be an SLSA member to compete.  Registration opens Sunday, June 6, midnight SLT.

End of Season ceremony:  June 26

Associacao Brasileira de Surf no SL (ABSSL)

Date: April 4, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM SLT (15:00 Brasilia Time)
Details:  HP5 Test board.  Wave is Teahupoo or Joaquina.  Registration for the first step of the Brazilian Circuit of Surf in SL is already open to all surfers and can be done at the ABSSL Headquarters.  Prize money is 6400L
Event:  HP5 Surfboard Classic 2010
Contact:  Rick Galli or Leogarto Burt for more information.

Future dates: 
5/30/10 - 3 star event
8/1/10 - 4 star event
9/26/10 - 3 star event
11/21/10 - 5 star event

Vibrations Surf Alliance (VSA) Surf Jam

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2010
Time: 12 noon SLT
Venue: Tuli Bahari
Details: Pipes, shortboard. Must be a member of VSA to compete.
Event: 16th Surf Jam in the series
Contact: VW Sands for more information and to register! Also see and for more information!
Future Dates:
Surf Jam 17 Saturday, May 1, guest sim
Surf Jam 18 Saturday, June 5, Epic on Mori
Surf Jam 19 Saturday, July 3
Surf Jam 20 Saturday, August 7
Surf Jam 21 Saturday, Sept 4
Surf Jam 22 Saturday, Oct 4
Surf Jam 23 Saturday, Nov 6
Surf Jam 24 Saturday, Dec 4

Second Life's Avenue magazine interviews Tauri Tigerpaw

Check out Avenue's in world interview of  SurfWatch's Tauri Tigerpaw (p. 257 or the Live Music section).  On newstands now, or pick up a copy at SurfWatch Headquarters at the Avenue kiosk inside (Stables 46, 233, 25).

Mari's Mailbag - Competition

Should you compete? I would say positively compete! You have to at least try it. It was the greatest experience. I met lots of great people, and the venues were all challenging. Had I never competed, I would not have known how to surf the fluffies. The Chi Fluffy Challenge forced me to learn how to surf fluffies and happy to say I did quite well having never surfed them before. Was so challenging. Competing can either be done on a team or independently, depending on your preference. For me, the team was great.  They help to keep you motivated and practice together. Its also lots of fun waiting for your heat when you have team members you can cheer for and vice-versa. I have friends who surf independently, and they love it, too. Try one and if you don't like it, try the other, but do try. The experience will stay with you and so will all the lasting friendships you make.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Promising Surfer Series - rain Tigerfish

by SurfWatch roaming reporter, Marianna Monentes

As Second Life (SL) surfing begins it's 2010 surfing season, SurfWatch is dedicated to bringing to you those surfers that stand out from the pack in the Promising Surfers series. This edition, we're proud to present: rain Tigerfish.

SurfWatch:  Surfing rather elegantly to 3rd place at the January 30, 2010, Australian Surfing Association (ASA) competition at Monkey Cove, rain only started competing in November of 2009.  Tell us, how does it feels to have won?

rain Tigerfish: Great!

SW:  When did you begin surfing?
RT:  In Second Life (SL), in January '09, in Real Life (RL), in 1996.

SW:  What comps have you competed in?
RT:  Both ASA comps, the Pacific Coast Extreme (PCX) Tandem Challenge, the Mori Pwani Pro, the Montego Longboard Epic Pro and Montego Epic invitational. Started them November '09.

SW:  What is the best surfing tip you have gotten?
RT:  Take my huds off.

SW:  Who gave you the best surfing advice?
RT:  Rayzza Rubble.

SW:  What is your favorite aspect of SL surfing?
RT:  The waves are nice and consistent, no muckin around waiting for the tide to rise and also having fun with friends.

SW:  Do you surf RL?
RT :  Yes.  I learned to surf in a local surf school on a long board that was origianally owned by a guy twice my weight, so way too heavy for me, struggled to carry the log. Then bought a mini mal.  Next came a 7 ft mutant which I used in local surfclub comps, the best l did was second place there. Then the girls were unhappy about my bigger board (then theirs), so l tried surfing a 6.6 on my favourite reef break, hahaha. Didnt catch one wave....its a reef break, nice and gentle, just how l like it. so after surfing on Ray Gleaves 'Mc Tavish' in a longboard clinic l went along to, only to meet the legends...l was sold. Now love stylin on my light weight 9 foot GTS that tucks just under my arm and turns real swift, ...on the reefbreaks, of course (smiles).

SW:  What prompted you to try SL surfing ?
RT:  I have lived in Monkey Cove since I entered SL. Its part of life there, and its very nice to have somewhere to go when RL surf is flat.

SW:  Whats your favorite beach?
RT:  The beach in front of our ASA clubhouse ( Monkey Cove).

SW:  Whats your favorite board?
RT:  An SSi longboard that Rayzza shaped for me.

SW:  What advice would you give to a beginning surfer?
RT:  Have a go and have some fun, dont be shy, ask questions and learn. Oh, and don't buy that el cheapo, they won't copy, and you'll end up losing it between the sims or in the rocks.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

SurfSide Hideaway - Week 3/7/10

Come join us at our new location for at a fun, relaxed time at Surfside Hideway and dance in the Hideaway's dance floor pool. Come in your favorite beach wear, come dressed casually, come dressed formally, come as you are..... just come!

Sunday 3/7

1:00 PM SLT Kitzie Lane

Monday 3/8
1:00 PM SLT SLavE Girls
2:00 PM SLT Tauri Tigerpaw
3:00 PM SLT Cree Cybertar

Tuesday 3/9

3:00 PM SLT Hayduke Schnook

Wednesday 3/10
1:00 PM SLT Lexie Luan
2:00 PM SLT Zorch Boomhauer
3:00 PM SLT CharlieO Michigan

SurfSide Celebrates Jordan's Rez Day!

The new location of SurfSide Hideaway located at the beautiful Tai sim next to Chi was the site of a surprise party to celebrate Jordan Mendle's one year Rez Day on Thursday, March 4, 2010. 

Surrounded by friends and DJ Desirae Beaumont spinning the tunes, the party goers danced and celebrated into the night!

From the flowing water simulation dance floor to the Happy 1st Rez Day Jordan signage, the joint was jumping with activity especially decorated to celebrate Jordan's one year benchmark in Second Life!