Saturday, December 4, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Open Heat Draws

Heat draws as posted on SLSA's forum at:

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

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

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

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

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 (,  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 Contact Bella925 Blackheart for more information and get your holiday cards done in time for posting in SurfWatch!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Surf for James

posted by request of Kimmy Jigsaw

The group, Surf for James, was established by Kimmy Jigsaw to build energy for her real life son who is recovering from a serious ATV bike accident. According to local newspaper reports, James' ATV struck a utility pole. While initially he was moving his arms and did not appear to sustain any spinal chord injury, he suffered head injuries and has already undergone multiple surgeries.

Kimmy encourages everyone to join the group and send positive energy for James' complete recovery and healing.

Let's ride for James...

Search groups for "Surf for James" and click the join button.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SL Surfing Community Christmas Cards

Send us your SL christmas cards to post in SurfWatch on Christmas Week!  It's a great way to say Happy Holidays to all your friends and share in the holiday spirit!  Send us a .jpg or .png to post and any special message you'd like to add and watch for it the week of December 19 thru December 26!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SLSA Candidates for Director Interviews

Note: Due to the December 1st elections not being a standard election, SurfWatch has agreed to publish the following interview which was received after the deadline for interviews.

Candidate Name: GiavannaMarie Melody

SW: You are currently ranked #? for last season's SLSA surf rankings and you've been SL surfing for more than ? years. We understand you have announced your intent to run for SLSA Director this term. What qualifications, skills, competencies, traits, etc. would you bring as a director and why are you running?

GM: I was not ranked for last season, due to my rl life. But I have been ranked in the top 20 for 2 seasons previously. I have been a part of the SLSA for approximately 2 years. The one thing I always felt was special to me was that Cip had a huge influence in developing me as a surfer. The passion he displayed was something that I cherished and wish to share with others. I am a great listener and communicator, which I believe is key in being a director with 5 other individuals. I am happy with the direction that SLSA is taking and feel that I had a small part in help taking this organization in its current direction. I have always been dedicated to the ongoing growth of SLSA.

SW: What areas of improvement do you currently see related to SL surfing?

GM: I love the idea of having surfing 101 classes. This is something that I was pushing for during my previous term as Director. It has brought new talent into our organization. The new surfers that have joined has been refreshing to the SLSA. I think its important that we continue to develop and find new talent.

SW: What do you see as the top issues facing SL surfing and what would be your first priority?

GM: When I first came to the SLSA, it seemed our resources for surf competition sites were huge. Over the past season we have lost some of our cherished venues. It is imperative that we find a way to save our current sims and find a way to expand our choices.

SW: All the candidates are qualified - why should voters elect you over any other candidates?

GM: I think the other two candidates are very qualified. I don't believe that I am more qualified than them, in fact I see them as equals. They are two people that I look forward to work with and share ideas to help this great organization. However, I do feel that I bring some past experience to the table.

SW: What were you most satisfied with as an SLSA member last season? What were you most dissatisfied with?

GM: I am most satisfied with how smooth most of the competitions have been running. The time has been cut down drastically . I do however feel that we do need more sponsors to help with the costs of running the SLSA. This is one area I hope to improve on as Director

SW: Anything else you would like voters to know about you?

GM: I would love to let the voters know that I am 100% dedicated. I do feel that I have unfulfilled business since my last term. But things have progressed since then. The SLSA is a huge part of my rl and sl life. I am looking forward to serving the community with the current board members as well as my other two candidates. Thank you

Give us a brief statement or opinion on some of the major issues the SLSA faced in 2010 and possible issues moving into Season 1 of 2011:

1. With so many full surf sims gone or having to reformat how they are used, what, if anything, can the SLSA do to help sim owners and riders who will now be relying much more heavily on Homestead sims for comps?

GM: I believe we have to pull our resources. Awareness also is key. We have lost a few great sims already. Looking for more sponsorship is one thing that can be very beneficial to helping our organization preserve our current sims. We need to explore new options and I feel that the next board administration has the talent to find solutions to this issue.

2. With low competition registrations, do you feel the two comp format still required?

GM: Although the two comp format is a great idea...I think it could be done in one competition. But I do not appose to having a mini comp riders that are not in the top 20, but not having that every month. This will allow them to gain the experience of a full competition.

3. What are your general thoughts concerning what makes comp legal board scripts and mods?

GM: I always thought that having mod boards is a good thing...but we need to regulate what can be used. I think it is in fairness to the other riders. I believe that we have lost some of our top riders to this issue.

4. Do you believe that team rankings should continue and what is the impact on camaraderie in SL surfing?

GM: I don't see anything wrong with team rankings. As far as camaraderie is concerned, I feel it has improved over last season.

5. Any particular issues you feel are not being addressed that you want to do something about?

GM: Save our surf sims and expand our community

Someone Turns 3!

A party bash took place Sunday, Nov 28th at Tsunami Beach for Sunrize Mornington's 3rd Rezz Day!

The sun rises every morning,
Over broad sand beaches
And smooth rolling waves,
But we forget to celebrate,

The most important part
Of every single day,
That we live and feel
By its warmth and energy.

Beach Huts for Rent

Looking for a little piece of heaven to call your own, where soft white sand tickles your toes and you awake to the sound of the surf out your front door?  Check out Southend at Goombah Estates!  36 sims of waterway, airspace and horsetrails; shopping; parties; and surf!  Beach huts, skyboxes or full, half, third or quarter sims also available.  Tell them what you need and see what they can do to make Goombah Estates your home!  Contact Kelly Goombah, Stud Dirval or Willilicious Georgette for more information!

Monday, November 29, 2010

SLSA Monkey Cove Longboard Open Registration

as posted on SLSA Forum:

This is a registration topic for the season finale series at Monkey Cove.

When: December 4th and 11th, 11am SLT

Where: Syx, Monkey Cove

Boards will be SSI Longboard script 5.1, 5.2 or 5.2dlg.

Waves: SSi Cortes

1. The Open event is open for ALL new surfers and also those currently ranked below 20th place. The Open comp will take place next Saturday, December 4th (11am SLT). It will have it's own winners. There will be podium, awards, trophies and all the fun stuff. All heat winners will advance to a final heat which will determine that overall event winner, winning prize and trophies.

2. All first and second placing riders from the Open will be automatically qualified to compete in the next stage of the event, the Monkey Cove Pro taking place on Saturday, December 11th (11am slt). All registered current top 20 ranked surfers are qualified to sure in that competition, as well as heat winners and runners-up from the Open competition. The Top 2 Open scores that don't automatically qualify to compete will receive wild cards and will also be invited to compete in the Pro.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pray for Surf...

photos courtesy Colleen Brennan, Maxwell Silvansky, Ashleigh Dickins and Tauri Tigerpaw

What the SurfWatch staff does on their time off...