Saturday, March 20, 2010

Second Life Surfing Association West of Ireland Pro Results of Saturday, March 20, 2010



WickedV Carver ' 13.16667
Sunrize Mornington ' 12.33333
Cymindra Deschanel ' 10.33333
Painless Skytower ' 9.000000
Kira Steinbok ' 0.000000

Previous Heat Scores:

WickedV Carver ' 14.33333 **
Dixson Martian ' 9.500000
Jordan Mendle ' 11.66667 **
Kim Henig ' 10.50000
Robbin Ember ' withdrew


Sunrize Mornington ' 16.00000 **
Lynda Mimulus ' 14.50000 **
Sparkey Corleone ' 7.333333
Rayzza Rubble ' withdrew (connection issues)
Countess Decosta ' DNS


Desne Aabye ' 10.83333 *
Kimmy Jigsaw ' 11.16667 **
Avidward Flagon ' 9.000000
Kira Steinbok ' 12.33333 **
Payten Harrop ' 10.83333 *


Angelle Aluveaux ' 7.166667 **
Painless Skytow ' 8.500000 **
Egon Zapatero ' DNS
Amphiprion Bellinghausen ' DNS
Carlos MacAlpine ' DNS


sven Homewood ' 12.16667 **
QUENCH Spotter ' 10.50000
Cymindra Descha ' 13.50000 **
Figger Arun ' 9.500000
Kait Seetan ' 7.000000

** Proceed to the Invitational on March 27th at 11:00am SLT
* Proceed to the Invitational with Wild Card Entry

SurfWatch 2 Year Anniversary Surfboard Art Design Winner

SurfWatch is proud to present the 1st place winner of the SurfWatch 2 Year Anniversary Surfboard Art Design contest, Kantbe Thursday!

The surfboards were judged solely by popular vote, placed in stands with a script generously donated by Mick Lunasea to allow one vote per av per day.  Mick also donated the beautiful surfboard trophies.
Sahra Little designed the delicate brown and black shortboard that took 2nd place and Aldo Courtois took 3rd with his naked old lady longboard.
Ten surfboard art designers participated in all, displaying their boards for a week to allow fans to vote.

SurfWatch was proud to display all the creative long and shortboard designs set up at SurfWatch Headquarters at Stables.
The other amazing participants were Angelle Aluveaux, Countess Decosta, JamesB Allen, Nadja Revnik, and Rayzza Rubble.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Second Life Surfing Association West of Ireland Pro Heat Draws for Saturday, March 20, 2010

As postetd at 7:47 pm

Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) West of Ireland (WOI) 3rd Anniversay Pro Heat Draws for Saturday, March 20, 2010:

Starting 11:00am sharp - Heat one check in at 10:45 please!!
Each heat will take about 45 minutes. Make sure you are there for your heat .
Each Heat 3 waves each.

All first and second placing riders from the Pro will be automatically qualified to compete in the next competition, the WOI Invitational, taking place on Saturday, March 27, 2010.  The Top 2 Pro scores that don't automatically qualify to compete will receive wild cards and will also be invited to compete in the Invitational.

Heat 1:

WickedV Carver(RED)
Dixson Martian(BLUE)
Jordan Mendle(GREEN)
Kim Henig(ORANGE)
Robbin Ember(PURPLE)

Heat 2

Sunrize Mornington(RED)
Rayzza Rubble(BLUE)
Countess Decosta(GREEN)
Lynda Mimulus(ORANGE)
Sparkey Corleone(PURPLE)

Heat 3

Desne Aabye(RED)
Kimmy Jigsaw(BLUE)
Avidward Flagon(GREEN)
Kira Steinbok(ORANGE)
Payten Harrop(PURPLE)

Heat 4

Angelle Aluveaux(RED)
Painless Skytower(BLUE)
Egon Zapatero(GREEN)
Amphiprion Bellingshausen(ORANGE)
Carlos MacAlpine(PURPLE)

Heat 5

sven Homewood(RED)
Cymindra Deschanel(GREEN)
Figger Arun(ORANGE)

Surf's Up! West of Ireland

Issued: March 19, 2010


Sioban McMahon, West of Ireland CEO

West of Ireland, Second Life – The Second Life charity estate West of Ireland’s (WOI) Festival of Saint Patrick is drawing to a conclusion,  and among the closing events are the announcement of the winning entry in the Surfboard Design Competition, and two Surfing Competitions: Pro on Saturday, March 20; and an Invitational on Saturday, March 27.

The Surfboard Design competition began in February with the initial open submission of designs. The textures, intended for the loaner surfboards available on WOI’s surfing beaches, were to be emblematic
of the charity estate’s mission: to promote Irish culture and raise money for the real world charity Project Children. The entries were reviewed by a panel of judges, and five designs were chosen as finalists. Surfboards bearing the work of designers JamesB Allen, Doxx Dryke (2 entries), Mick Lunasea and Dixson Martian were put on display in late February and opened to a popular vote by the public to determine the winning design. The competition remained very close for the duration of the public voting between February 27th and March 18th. As it came to a conclusion, the margin grew and the winning design pulled ahead by 18 votes.

It was announced on Thursday, March 18th at Nancy Blake’s Pub on the WOI sim that the design of JamesB Allen had been declared the winner.  The vibrant design features a crimson mottled water pattern on the top that grades into emerald green as it wraps to the bottom, bears the triskele, and recognizes WOI’s connection to Project Children both in text, and with a beautiful image of a child’s face. Mr. Allen will be
awarded a voucher for a fully modifiable SSi Surfboard Template donated by Sebastian Saramago of Surf Systems Inc. - a 2500L$ value.

The WOI Pro Surfing Competition will begin at 11am SLT on Saturday, March 20th and will be held on Bundoran Reef in the WOI sim. The Pro round is the qualifying round for the Invitational which will commence at the same time the following Saturday, March 27, where the qualified surfers will join those already ranked in the top 20 by the SLSA.  Bundoran Reef will be closed to the public one hour prior to the
competition to control lag for those competing. A three-layered area for spectators will be set up 30 to 40 meters in the air on adjoining Neart near the Bundoran sim border for those who want to observe the

The West of Ireland has some of the best surfing beaches in Second Life, including both “fluffies” and a pipeline wave on Bundoran, and an epic wave designed by Heather Goodliffe on Neart. Proceeds from
all events in the WOI charity estate go to benefit Project Children: second life activity with a positive real world impact.

Useful SLURLS:
The competition viewing area can be accessed by proceeding West from this landing zone on Neart …

For performance schedules and event information all year round, visit:

Project Children is an international organization that takes children from Northern Ireland on summer trips to stay with host families in the United States. Catholic and Protestant children are brought together in a calm and multi-cultural environment in an effort to overcome the stronghold of prejudices that have burdened Northern Ireland for so long. The South Texas Celtic Music Association (STCMA) raises funds for Project Children at its annual Celtic Music Festival and through the Second Life West of Ireland charity estate to pay the transportation costs for children participating in Project Children. For information on Project Children:

Creative Cakes

We all need cakes for the many celebrations going on, so Marianna Monentes decided to open shop!Creative Cakes is where you will find cakes for any celebration. Mari embellishes her cakes to be absolutely one of a kind. Mari loves the cakes you pop out of and dance on top...she has several to choose from !!

Mari is specializing in wedding cakes but no matter what your theme, ask her to create that one of a kind cake for you.  Creative Cakes has Baby Cakes, too!  Find Creative Cakes by Mari at Boracay Islands (101, 73, 2000).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SurfWatch In World Edition Volume 4

Who's watching the surf?  Catch SurfWatch In World Edition, Volume 4, at SurfWatch kiosks near you!  This quarterly in-world issue is a celebration of 2 years of SurfWatch including our best memories, photos, comments from the community as well as our favorite Wax On, Mari's Mailbag and other features.  This first issue of 2010 is our best EVER SurfWatch in World Edition!  Who's watching the surf?  SurfWatch In World Edition!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mari's Mailbag - Dissolved Friendships

Going to address something that has happened to all of us at one time or another. Have you been close with a fellow surfer, both of you competing, and then have a falling out? Chances are you both still want to compete but find it awkward because of previous arguments? How do you move past that hurt and continue to focus on surfing? The answer is simple. You just have to continue to do what you love doing. You will find you will continue to be supported, and your love of surfing will overcome the pain you felt. New joys will enter your life and that relationship could blossom once more with laughter that you find when you are with friends of the same mindset. Surfing has always been a comfort to me when things seemed pretty bleak. I would jump on my board and all the negative thoughts would vanish. Holding grudges, demeaning one's character, is wasted energy, energy that can be focused on the more positive and fun things like surfing.

Monday, March 15, 2010

West of Ireland Surfboard Artwork Contest

Submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Voting in the West of Ireland (WOI) surfboard artwork contest is rapidly coming to a close! The contest will determine the design to be used on the loaner surfboards on WOI's beautiful beaches, Bundoran and Neart. The winning designer will receive a voucher for an SSi copy/mod Template surfboard. Voting ends at 3pm slt on March 18, 2010, and will be immediately announced at a party at Nancy Blake's Pub with music provided by DJ Sioban McMahon.  (Nancy Blake's 136, 235, 27)

If you haven't had a chance to vote yet, please do. TP to Bundoran Reef and walk toward the Boardwalk shops. The boards are on the boardwalk on the eastern end of the shops, immediately beside the Pub deck. The surfboards are standing on end and rotating. Click on your favorite design to vote!  (Bundoran 138, 51, 21).

West of Ireland would also like to thank the following people for graciously allowing the placement of contest ad signs on their sims:

Boracay Islands - Marianna Monentes
Tsunami Beach - Colleen Brennan
Monkey Cove - Syx Toshi
PrimWorks - Sebastian Saramago
SurfWatch HQ - Tauri Tigerpaw
Mori Pwani - Lissa Pinion

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Emma's 1 Year Rez Day Celebration and Sim Opening Party

Friday, March 12, 2010, was the Grand Opening of Emma Portilo and Maxwell Silvansky's new home sim, Isoropia AND the 1 year Rez Day Celebration for Emma! 

Her actual Rez Day is Sunday, March 14, 2010, so be sure to wish her a Happy Rez Day!

Guests were invited to tour the spacious new mansion with it's tastefully detailed rooms, relaxing patios, decorated festively with balloons, and guests shared in a slice of the delicious cake especially made for the occasion by Marianna Monentes.

Tauri Tigerpaw entertained guests with an hour of live music as they danced and sang along, with a special edition of Happy Rez Day to You for Emma.

The evening ended with a colorful fireworks splash in the new sim sky celebrating a new home and a new year in Second Life!

SurfSide Hideaway Week March 14th

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Come join us at our new location and for to party with some new artists 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 3/14

1:00 PM SLT Kitzie Lane

Monday 3/15

1:00 PM SLT SLavE Girls
2:00 PM SLT Mudge Barbara
3:00 PM SLT Cree Cybertar

Tuesday 3/16

2:00 PM SLT Saintess Larnia
3:00 PM SLT Hayduke Schnook

Wednesday 3/17
1:30 PM SLT Lexie Luan
2:00 PM SLT Zorch Boomhauer
3:00 PM SLT CharlieO Michigan

Friday 3/19
3:00 PM SLT Clairede Dirval
4:00 PM SLT NANCE Brody