Saturday, December 18, 2010

What has Mari been up to in her spare time???

That's definitely Reemer Waco, otherwise known as "RW", husband to Marianna Monentes of Mari's Mailbag.  But that's definitely not Mari...or is it?  That does look like her scarf...

That's more like Mari, gliding across the new ice rink at Boracay in her holiday sweater! 
After a cold day on the ice, she might be warming her toes by the fire...
or warming her heart snuggling with Mr. Waco, looks like Mari knows how to spend those wintry months until the surf kicks up again!  We miss you, Mari!  Happy holidays!  What's in your mailbag???

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just in Time for Christmas Shopping!

Check out Countess "Connie" Decosta's newest line of surfing jewelry, just in time for those discriminating surfers on your Christmas list! 

Order direct from Connie's link:

Connie's constantly adding creative new pieces to her inventory - keep checking for new items! 

And be sure to check out all of her surfwear at Island Sea Dreams!  SurfWatch is proud to have Island Sea Dreams and Countess Decosta as an Official Surfwatch Merchandiser!  Grab your Christmas gift list and start shopping!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As I sit here slurping down egg nog and watching my tree blink pretty lights around ornaments that each hold a special memory in my life, I can't help but remember back to what 2010 has been to so many of us. We have made friends and enemies, although I sincerely hope more friends than enemies were made this year. We have lost sims and built new ones, we have surfed and bellied, cried and laughed. We come from all over the world, from every walk of life, and from so many different viewpoints and opinions. Through it all, we have remained surfers working to spread the stoke of surfing in a virtual world where many of us would never get the chance to surf otherwise. As we say good bye to 2010 and prepare to usher in 2011, I hope that you take time to reflect on where we have been as a community and where we are going. I hope you take time to think about the people who work behind the scenes to make sure that that surf comp goes off with as little lag as possible, the people who are on our beaches teaching noobs to surf or helping some of us hopeless old timers how to belly just a bit less. The party organizers and the supporters who show up and support our community all in their own ways.

I personally am thankful for how I have grown and for so much more. To V for always supporting me no matter how much chaos and mayhem ensues, to Tauri, Ash, Max, Colls, Bandit, gosh the whole gang at SW for giving me the honor of becoming a part of the SurfWatch family, for Aly, Que, En, Monq, Abel, Sie, (omg I need to put my entire friends list here!) for all the laughs and adventures and tears and love. Each of you has made my life richer for the knowing and it is with great excitement that I look forward to the coming year.

Merry Christmas!

Lissa Pinion
Editor in Chief

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

News! News! News!

Have an upcoming event, birth, wedding, comp, party, etc? Let us know and we will get the word out to the surf community!

Be sure to drop your Christmas card on myself (Lissa Pinion) or Tauri Tigerpaw so we can spread the holiday love all week next week.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Surfers Do Toys for Tots!

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Last year we kicked off the Toys for Tots fundraiser on Mori to help the US Marine Corps raise money for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is an annual tradition, started in 1947, which raises money and purchases toys or collects unwrapped toys to be given out to children all over the United States at Christmas time who would otherwise do without.

Mission Statement of Toys for Tots:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
We are proud to once again be a part of that tradition this year! A cute lil red Choo Choo Train is located on the Deck of Vibes Beach and if you are interested in participating, contact VW Sands or Gremmy Lowtide aka Lissa Pinion for your own kiosk. What better way to bring the magic of the holidays into our hearts than to bring the magic to a child in need?

Who am I?

Who in the world is this girl playing on the playground equipment at Bobbi Laval's new exhibit? Win $250 if you are the first to identify who this is

Monday, December 13, 2010

SLSA Surf Shop 6 Pro Scores!

as posted on SLSA Forum:

1 Ceedi Doghouse 16.00
2 Velvetori Twine 15.66
3 Jordan Mendle 15.50
3 Maldrul Morris 15.50
5 Kim Henig 13.83
5 Bobbi Laval 13.83

Semi 1
Kim Henig 13,16 **
Coolkat Delicioso DNC
Jordan Mendle 15,50 **
Oldsurferdude Danitz 12,33

Semi 2
Donni Dibou 12,66
Velvetori Twine 14,33 **
Maldrul Morris 16,16 **
sven Homewood 12,16

Semi 3
Bobbi Laval 15,33 **
jayden Domenici 14,83
Rayzza Rubble 14,83
Ceedi Doghouse 15,66 **

Heat 1
MarkFoo Waverider 14,16
Robbin Ember 8,00
Rayzza Rubble 15,00 *
Ashleigh Dickins NS
Kim Henig 16,16 *
Rom Heungsung 13,00

Heat 2
Sunrize Mornington 13,16
Triston Mayo NS
Jordan Mendle 13,50 *
Avidward Flagon NS
Donni Dibou 14,50 *
Alexia Marais 13,33

Heat 3
Bobbi Laval 16,83 *
Maldrul Morris 16,50 *
Cymindra Deschanel 15,16
GiavannaMarie Melody 13,83
Van Valeeva 14,50
Rick Galli 11,33

Heat 4
Wilfrid DeCuir 9,50
Coolkat Delicioso 15,83 *
Mick Lunasea 13,67
Countess Decosta 10,16
Adrien Roxley 13,16
Ceedi Doghouse 15,66 *

Heat 5
WickedV Carver 14,00
Velvetori Twine 15,17 *
Jac Mornington 13,33
Oldsurferdude Danitz 15,00 *
FrankiePalmero NS

Heat 6
Colleen Brennan 12,33
Harbor Piers NS
sven Homewood 13,83 *
jayden Domenici 14,33 *
Lourinho Nizna 10,67

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Child's Play

submitted by Bobbi Laval

An exploration of happy innocence past.  A neglected playground beckons you to come play and explore.
Images of innocent joy that passed too quickly. When imagination made anything possible and knowledge held no limitations. The world was big and full of wonder.

You're invited.  It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 12, 11:00am to 12:30pm SLT
The Eclipse Gallery
Burning Man at Eclipse, Gemini Elysia (221, 223, 62)