Saturday, June 12, 2010

Final Scores from the SLSA Archipelago Open Saturday, June 12, 2010

as posted by

Place 1:sven Homewood 12.83333
Place 2: Avidward Flagon 11.33333
Place 3: Cymindra Deschanel 10.00000
Place 4: Arjuna Bombastic DNC

Other Scores:
Heat 1

followingwaves Sirbu(RED) 11.66667*
QUENCH Spotter(BLUE) 13.16667**
Arjuna Bombastic(GREEN) 15.00000**
Oldsurferdude Danitz(ORANGE) 11.83333*

Heat 2

sven Homewood(RED) 14.33333**
Desne Aabye(BLUE) DNS
kait Seetan(GREEN) 11.50000**
Rick Galli(ORANGE) 8.166667

Heat 3

Avidward Flagon(RED) 14.00000**
Rayzza Rubble(BLUE) 12.83333**
Countess Decosta(GREEN) DNS
Rip Vale(ORANGE) 7.333333

Heat 4

Cymindra Deschanel(RED) 12.00000**
Dixson Martian(BLUE) DNS
Robbin Ember(GREEN) DNS
rain Tigerfish(ORANGE) 8.833333**

** Proceed to the Invitational on June 19 at 11:00am SLT
* Proceed to the Invitational with Wild Card Entry


Kantbe Serious: Feeding your head

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

How the heck do Ya'll keep up with what new stuff is going on with the SLSA forum, SurfWatch articles, and the always stable status of Second Life itself? I'm just too lazy to keep log'n in to all those different places just to see if something new had been posted.

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds might be a help. All of the sites I mentioned above and more support publishing sort of a head line of new posts. If you hang out in Windows Explorer 7 or Macintosh Safari a lot, you don't even have to use a special RSS reader to keep up with new posts. You can bookmark the feeds and the headlines are automagically pushed to you.

Here are a couple of links to show how to set up feeds within Explorer 7 and Safari 4:

Some feeds I like to use are:

SL Status: feed://
SLSA Forum: feed://
SurfWatch: feed://
SurfWatch Comments: feed://

I even have one for my email, but I think I'll keep that one to myself ;-)

Enjoy, Ya'll!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

SLSA Archepelago Challenge Open Heat Draws for Saturday, June 12, 2010

as distributed via SLSA notice Friday, June 11, 1:PM SLT

Starting 11:00am sharp - Heat one check in at 10:45 please!!

Each heat will take about 30 minutes. Make sure you are there for your heat .
Each Heat 3 waves each.

All first and second placing riders from the Open will be automatically qualified to compete in the next competition, the Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Archipelago Challenge Invitational, taking place on Saturday, June 19

The winners of each heat will surf a mini final with 3 waves.

Heat 1

followingwaves Sirbu(RED)
Arjuna Bombastic(GREEN)
Oldsurferdude Danitz (ORANGE)

Heat 2

sven Homewood(RED)
Desne Aabye(BLUE)
kait Seetan(GREEN)
Rick Galli(ORANGE)

Heat 3

Avidward Flagon(RED)
Rayzza Rubble(BLUE)
Countess Decosta(GREEN)
Rip Vale(ORANGE)

Heat 4

Cymindra Deschanel(RED)
Dixson Martian(BLUE)
Robbin Ember(GREEN)

Good luck and have fun!

Fashion Feature: O Bikini Rainbow

After the storm, the wild ocean surf is covered by a designed by Countess Decosta.

Hair:                 DBS Ayashi-Auburn
Shape:              Alady urban sexy lady shape
Skin:                 Agatha Glamour 1 Beach tan
Eyes:                FS New Eye (green)
Outfit:               O bikini Bottom and top, Rainbow, Designed by Countess Decosta located at   Island Sea Dreams, New April Island, Freeport (25, 88, 22)
Accessories:      DP D-Platinum-Sig-Round Bamboo Hoop
                           Belly ring teal star
                           Detour Nails French Pink 1
                           Vixen eye lashes
                           Persona Mighty Heart silver bangles
Location:            SurfWatch photostudios, Boracay
Photographer:   Tauri Tigerpaw

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Competition Practice Sims

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

The last Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) competition of this seaon will be made up of fluffy and Teachupoo waves. In an effort to help surfers find possible practicing locations in the event Archipelago is busy (or you just want to get in a little practice in private), SurfWatch has put together a list of public surfing sims that have these two wave types.

To use these location SURL's, copy and paste the web URL into your chat window and "Say" it. Then open your local chat window and you'll have a link you can click on for a TP to the location.  Sims and wave configurations sometimes change pretty frequently.  SurfWatch staff have tried to verify these surf sim locations and wave set ups, but can't guarantee that this list of wave types is exhaustive nor that these waves will be in place after this posting.  Feel free to notify us of any updates!

Here's the list as of the time of this posting. Have fun everyone, and good luck!!!

SLSA Archipelago (the comp location)


Sol Mananero (Teahupoo and Pipes)

T'ai (new SSi Epic (Cortes), Pipes, and Fluffies); next door to Surfside Hideaway

Tuli Bahari (Cortes, Pipes, Fluffies)


Asayake Beach (Teahupoo 1)

Monkey Sea (Teahupoo) Sea/252/237/21

Sapphire Cove (Teahupoo) Cove/163/192/21

Fluffies only:

Aussie Cove Surf/227/108/21

Naturum Island Resort Island/68/110/21

New Kaizen Shopping Plaza Park/158/241/22

*PX* Caves and Surfing


Tauri Tigerpaw Performance

Thursday, June 10, 8 PM SLT
Scheduled to make her first live performance in Second Life (SL) in several weeks at AMS/Blaizing Inferno at New AMS, Charmed Beach (81, 49, 22), Tauri Tigerpaw will be dusting off her SL guitar and strumming and singing at 8 PM SLT for an hour long live performance at the special request of good friend, Blaize Korobase, owner of Blaizing Inferno.  Come on out for an evening of tequila, live music, laughing, dancing and fun!

SLSA Final Competition of 2010 Season 1

The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) registration is still open for the last competition of Season 1 2010.  Enjoy the surfing, the camaraderie, and cheering, the whole atmosphere at this exciting event, either as a competitor or as a spectator!  To register as a competitor, log on to:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tribe Islands, "Make an Exhibition of Yourself and Win Linden!"

reprinted from and permission of Alexxa Despres

Make an exhibition of yourself and win $L10000 - Second Life 7th Birthday Celebrations!
Be part of SL7B!  The Second Life Seventh Birthday Celebrations begin on the 21st of June. As part of the celebrations, we are creating an exhibit that depicts the diversity and vibrancy of the Second Life Community. For this we need YOUR HELP!!

What we need is for YOU to send us one snapshot of your avatar that will be used to create part of the exhibit. The snapshot must conform to the instructions to qualify for display. The aim is to gather hundreds of snapshots that will make up a Virtual 3D Crowd Exhibit. Obviously, the more people we get, the more dazzling the exhibit will be!!

What is more, EVERYONE who submits a Snapshot that gets displayed will automatically be entered into a Prize Draw with the winner receiving 10000L$!!!  (drawing to be held 27th June 2010 @ 2pm slt). 

Log onto and find exactly how you can enter!

Mari's Mailbag: Friends Lists

submitted by Marianna Monentes

I have been learning that out of all the gazillion personalities on Second Life (SL), we are very blessed to have the ones we do on our friends list. I notice from time to time I am deleted or added to lists, and for every deletion, I paused at the time but since have grown from knowing that person. I always learn something from every person I meet. Sometimes it's not so easy to recall, but when I do, I always smile as to the one who taught me. If you are in SL for a number of years like I have been, it's only natural to meet new people and have lots in common and become friends. Later though, you find yourself drifting apart because both interests have changed. In SL there are so many projects going on and to not be involved would be ludicrous. So naturally with growth from doing new projects, you tend to drift apart. Friendships can be stronger for it but one may oftentimes find themselves defriended. I find, too, that communication is so key to maintaining a strong bond. Lots of times a communication breakdown between text and your brain, not reading how chat is implied, taking things out of context. Just feel comforted in the fact that you are on someone's friend list and be that friend whenever possible.

Monday, June 7, 2010

SL's Newest Family

Mick Lunasea and Revlon Benoir are proud to announce a new addition to their Second Life (SL) family with the adoption of their new little grommet, Kalif Christenson, aged 10.  Revy says, "He has my hair and Mick's surfing style."  Mick comments, "Hes a good grom, minds his manners and is a little ripper."  Kalif adds, "Is speechless and honored to be the son of Revy and Mick now (smiles)."  Kalif comes just in time to lend a hand with Mick and Revy's Surf Fest taking place at the end of this month.

Kantbe Serious

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Hey, Ya'll. Kantbe Thursday here. I'm a new staffer for SurfWatch. Some of you have probably heard of Thursday, but maybe not me specifically. I'm best known for the valuable role I've played helping the top ranked surfers in the Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) community. Yep, that's me. Those at the high end of the bell curve need surfers like me to prop up that bottom end. It's hard work, but someone has to do it.

I'll mostly be covering the unusual and bizarre around the surf scene. I don't have the skills to give surfing tips and Mari's got the human interest angle covered, so… why not?  Besides, I'm not really a journalist, so if I can't find something on which to report, I'll just make stuff up. A couple of possible future articles might include:

Exclusive interviews with VW Sands and Quench Spotter on the feeling that men are disadvantaged in nude surfing competitions. Join me for the expose', Does Size Really Matter (or Hey, Man! I just do that to keep my AV rendering cost down).

With the recent announcements of a whole new generation of realistic cat and dog animated pets, I may dig into the research relative to the potential impact on our beaches to find out what lies just below the surface in a series, The 6th Scent.

I would like to ask that ya'll help me out. If you hear about something unusual and/or bizarre (or just interesting), drop me an IM or notecard so I can investigate. Then again, I'm not an investigator either, so I might just make something up about that too. Let's just keep it clean and fun, well…. fun at any rate. We've got enough to be serious about in our lives, let's try to lighten things up a bit.

Watch for my erratically occurring column, Kantbe Serious

Take care, Ya'll!!!!!!