Saturday, August 28, 2010

SLSA Exotic Island Surf Challenge Invitational Scores Announced

scores submitted by Lissa Pinion and pictures by Colleen Brennan

1st: Bobbi Laval 15.83333
2nd: Sunrize Mornington 15.50000
3rd: Colleen Brennan 15.16667
4th: MarkFoo Waverider 14.83333
5th: Followingwaves Subu 14.33333
6th: Crusader Arado 14.00000

Heat 1:
Bobbi Laval 14.66667
Coolkat Delicioso 13.33333
QUENCH Spotter 13.16667
Cymindra Descha 12.33333
bullet Admiral 9.333333
Rom Heunsung 11.00000

Heat 2:
Amphiprion Bellingshausen 10.16667
Velvetori Twine 12.50000
Followingwaves Sirbu 13.83333
Arjuna Bombastic 13.66667
Ashleigh Dickins 13.83333
Carlos MacAlpin No show

Heat 3:
MarkFoo Waverider 14.66667
Kim Henig 12.00000
Bodhi Lowtide No Show
Rick Galli 10.33333
Crusader Arado 14.66667

Heat 4:
Triston Mayo 15.50000
Maldrul Morris 13.16667
Sven Homewood 12.33333
Pova Rustamova 13.83333
Jac Mornington 15.33333

Heat 5:
Sunrize Morning 15.83333
Jordan Mendle 16.00000
Rayzza Rubble 14.83333
Robbin Ember 15.16667
Dane Kutenai 13.16667

Heat 6:
Colleen Brennan 14.33333
Mick Lunasea 12.66667
Avidward Flagon 11.83333
Dmilso Olivieri 11.66667
SyntheticCynthia Zunimoor 12.83333

Staff: Colleen Brennan, Abel Halderman, bullet Admiral, VW Sands, and Lissa Pinion

SLSA Exotic Island Surf Challenge Invitational Heat Draws August 28th

Heat Draws for Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Exotic Island Surf Challenge Invitational
August 28th, 11:00 AM SLT, Tsunami surf beach.

Bobbi Laval RED
Coolkat Delicioso BLUE
Cymindra Deschanel ORANGE
Sunshine Zhangsun PURPLE
Rom Heunsung BLACK

Harbor Piers RED
Velvetori Twine BLUE
Followingwaves Sirbu GREEN
Arjuna Bombastic ORANGE
Ashleigh Dickins PURPLE
Carlos MacAlpine BLACK

MarkFoo Waverider RED
Kim Henig BLUE
Bodhi Lowtide GREEN
Figger Arun ORANGE
Crusader Arado PURPLE

Triston Mayo RED
Maldrul Morris BLUE
Sven Homewood GREEN
Pova Rustamova ORANGE
Jac Mornington PURPLE

Sunrize Mornington RED
Jordan Mendle BLUE
Rayzza Rubble GREEN
Robbin Ember ORANGE
Dane Kutenai PURPLE

Colleen Brennan RED
Mick Lunasea BLUE
Avidward Flagon GREEN
Dmilso Olivieri ORANGE
SyntheticCynthia Zunimoor PURPLE

Rick Galli
Amphiprion Bellingshausen
Brave Ashbourne
bullet Admiral
oldsurferdude Danitz
Buck Ghostraven
AristotleX Slade
Lourinho Nizna

Sunset at Bundoran

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mari's Mailbag: Forgiveness

submitted by Marianna Monentes

There comes a time when we all must forgive and move on. Holding grudges is not only burdensome but closes doors that were once open to possibilities. I see time and again dramas unfold and feelings hurt. In Second Life (SL) when it occurs, people always quickly defriend and hold anger then spread the gossip. So uncool. It's better to leave the person on your list...give it a few days rest and then perhaps try to resolve differences. Forgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. To me, forgiveness is the greatest thing a person can do for another. No amount of money can replace the act of forgiveness. You will find too, that by forgiving, there is a deeper trust that grows between people.  It shows them you are open to mistakes and can gracefully accept them when they fall short in your eyes. Perhaps too, it can be that you were wrong about a situation and not them. Soften your stance in life. Open your arms. Hugs are sometimes needed more than harsh words and resentment.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rentals Available at Topanga!

submitted by Kimmy Jigsaw

Topanga Canyon has rentals available!!!

Great waves (try to change them often)!

Beach huts available (furnished or unfurnished) on a secluded, stand alone, private sim with unique surroundings and atmosphere, great privacy, plenty of beach and surf waves to shred on.

500 prims 1500L a week ...skyboxes also available upon request.....

Please contact Kimmy Jigsaw or Lacy Rossini

New Scoreboard Debut!

The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Exotic Island Invitational Surf Challenge event last Saturday debuted a brand new scoreboard with some amazing features. 

Scoreboard designer, Abel Halderman, recently explained some of the new features:

As for now, the board is a test version. Currently it displays scoreboards and every 120 seconds, the scoreboards fade out and a sign that Surf Rang asked me to make, "Thank You for your donations!" appears, and a gold sponsor banner appears and moves to the center of the screen, resizes to 10x10 meters, stays there for a moment and disappears.

There is also a warning option that event coordinator may use in case someone touches the wave. The screen turns red and a sign appears reading, "Please don't touch the waves".

I see lots of possible features for the screen. It could play much more complex animations - real commercials. It could give warnings "Heat 3, get ready". It could show which heat we are on. It could finally load heat scores from a notecard instead of a texture which would save a lot of work for an event coordinator or a scoreboard person.

It could also be connected to the judges' equipment which would automatically update the scoreboards. I can think of many many possible features. You name it, it's probably possible. It's easy it work with. Most of the things can be done using a blue menu.

It could be used by the SLSA as in the most recent competition.  Also by Tsunami Beach.  If anyone else is interested in using it, feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mori Benefit Concert

Where can you find sun, fun, sand, surf, beer, tequila, all your friends, and the best waves?

MORI !!!!!

Share da love with us on the infamous deck at Mori for a concert to raise money to help with tiers.  Show how much you appreciate Mori - come on out and let's sing, dance, pah-tayyyy and kick in some linden!  Live musical performance by Tauri Tigerpaw - all proceeds to benefit Mori!  Don't miss out on a GREAT hour of fun at 5 PM SLT on the deck at Mori and let's all kick in and show how much we appreciate the beach, the surf, the VIBE!!!  See you at 5!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hoodoo Surf Superstore

A new addition to the SW wave report, currently running a Joaquina, the Hoodoo Surf Superstore is located at at Joyful Land 3. 

The wave will run you into shore where you can enjoy some chillin' in the sand, and some hellacious shopping of Dondas Garrigus' men's jackets and t-shirts; men's swimwear and shorts; accessories  and footwear; flag outfits; women's swimwear and shorts; and women's shirts and jackets.  The beach also carries HP, Namiko, and Reaction boards, and foam and pipe waves. 

Just by joining the group and adding it to your picks, you can get in the running to win 500L every 2 weeks.  Add Hoodoo Surf Superstore to your fashion surfanista shopping stops!

SurfWatch Wave Report

Now SurfWatch makes it easier than ever to check out the surf sims listed in the wave report!  Click on the Wavereport in the sidebar to the right to keep up-to-date on the Second Life surfing sims and the waves they offer!  Then stop by the SurfWatch Shop: and use the convenient teleporter to scroll thru some of the best beaches listed in the wave report and take a direct route there!  No more searching your inventory for landmarks - just come by the SurfWatch shop and use the handy teleporter to find the best of the surf sims listed in the Wave Report Surf Sim List!  Pack a lunch and let's so on a surfin' safari to check out the SL surfing sims!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Kantbe Serious - All in The Family

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Hey, Ya'll… ya know how sometimes you happen along to sum'n that just warms your heart (no, not that…Q! Get your mind out of the gutter)? I was lucky enough to have one of those experiences when I was doing my daily thing of hang'n around at Archipelago and greeting people.

I was minding my own business, just standing there (apparently right on the Landing Point) when not one, not two, but four people suddenly landed on my head. Luckily, I'm pretty invulnerable to head wounds, even when not wearing Colleen's surfing helmet hair. It turns out I was about to experience a really fun family outing of Lumia Teardrop, her husband Ilvllo Fizzle, and their two girls, Violet Steamweaver and littleapples Lemon.

Lumia and Ilvllo met about 8 months ago and are now together in SL and RL. They decided they wanted a family, so little Violet and recently, littleapples came into their lives. They try to get out as a family two to three times a week. They saw Archipelago listed in the SL Destinations and thought surfing sounded like fun.

After helping them get started on a couple of the loaner boards that are there, I watched for a bit. It was an absolute hoot and they were having a great time… laughing, yelling, teasing each other.. a trip for me and lots of fun for them. Poor little Violet was having some vertigo issues on the board, tho, so I rezzed one for her and set it so it wasn't on tube view anymore. She loved it!

I gave Mom and Dad my surf sim list, pointed out a couple of PG surfing sims (which Mom appreciated for the girls), left them with one of my boards for Violet, and headed out, leaving them to their outing.

I got an IM from Violet later. They had a great time and want to do that some more surfing. Since Violet has a bit of tummy trouble, as she put it, she had picked up a surfboard already so she could have one to use without tube view…. she picked one with a flower on it, I'm told…

It was a great experience for me, and goes to show how rewarding it can be to help out people who are new to surfing and want to give it a shot. We can be serious about our surfing and have a lot of fun… just don't be too serious ;-)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tauri's Tidbits and Sticky Situations

We were recently having a convo about Second Life (SL) situations and talking about SL etiquette - is there such a thing? You know, the kinds of things you run into in SL and are not sure of the proper way to handle. We'll be periodically posting these dilemmas and looking for genuinely constuctive feedback on your opinion. If you have a comment or a dilemma of your own, let us know and we'll add it to the list!

When is it okay to delete someone from your friends list? How about from your picks? Is there a certain period of time you need to honor after they leave SL to remove them without hurting their feelings? Or should you make some kind of announcement to them prior to deleting?  Or should you disregard their feelings because you are dropping them off your list, after all?  Tell us what you think!