Saturday, October 15, 2011

No Surf Comp? No Problem!

What happens when a surf comp gets canceled?  A surf party of course!  Folks met over at Tsunami Beach with DJ Dan spinning tunes and danced away the day joking around and hanging out with great people.  Thanks to Colleen Brennan for letting us crash her place.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SLSA 2011 Season 2 Tsunami Open Comp

The 2011 SLSA Season 2 Tsunami surf competition was canceled today by the Event Coordinator due to low registration. All registered riders will be placed into heats for the Pro round on October 22 according to an announcement made today by the SLSA Board of Directors.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Ever Happened To? Vibrations Surf Alliance

Ever wonder what happened to that surf group?  Do they still do activities?  Well, wonder no more! SurfWatch is proud to announce the first in a series we are calling What Ever Happened To? We sent out interview requests to all the surf groups that have kinda faded off the radar to see what they are up to these days so stay tuned as we bring you one each week in the order they are received.

Vibrations Surf Alliance aka: VSA and Vibes
Founder: VW Sands

SW:  Tell me how your group started and is it still active?

VW:  The VSA  is a group I started back on Majini, for pratical reasons at first. I wanted to get a group started for folks to just hang out and free surf between contests and at the same time allow them to rezz their toys anyplace on the Maji sim.

Vibes is alive and well although my time at the SLSA has kinda cut into our activities. Time to fix that though! We have around 600 members, all of whom are free to make a mess at our home sim.

SW:  Is your group open or by invite only?

VW:  Vibes has always been an invite only group. That may sound kinda snobbish but there was and is a method to my madness ;-). Firstly the group is for surfers. Not knuckleheads looking for a tag so they can rezz 100 foot ships on any sim with open water. Having a touch to join sign allows at least some "screening" before an invite is sent and insures that the folks you meet wearing a Vibes tag are surf-junkies above all else :-)

SW:  Many riders say that Surf Jams were a great way to break into the SLSA surf comp scene.  How did you get started doing Surf Jams and why did they stop? Are there any plans to have a regular surf jam scheduled again?

VW:  Surf-Jam has always been a laid back contest series. When we started way back when it kinda filled a void between SLSA comps and as you mentioned was a great way for new surfers to learn the ropes in a real mellow format. I just wanted a surf-for-fun contest series where rank and points and all the rest meant nothing. Just group members battling it out simply for the fun of surfing with their friends.

SJ "stopped" as a result of the explosion of other surf contests going on every weekend. I have always tried to schedule our SJ on the weekends that nothing else was going on and these days those are rare. That and the fact that we had always had 2 full sims to play on and moving to our new home (HS) makes it tough to hold the SJ of old. On the brighter side though SURF-JAM lives on!! "Regular" Surf-Jams will continue with SJ 19 the next :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Surfing with Lissa!

This week I find I'm being pulled towards the more traditional waves out there. The Epic and Pipes. While the Pipes and I have a sort of understanding in that they allow me to ride them and I don't delete them, the Epic is my true love. Tall and wide, fast and slow, I find the peace RL is so often lacking when the Epic and I are one.

Sooo, get out the sex wax and grab your favorite stick and hit the trail with me on the never ending search for that sweet ride.

First stop on the trail...

Pirate Point Break
Arrrggg Mateys! It is off to Pirate Point Break to score the booty!  Booty in this case, of course, being the sweet monster we call the Epic with a run so long even I can get a primo ride out of it! Rezz area where ya land so toss your favorite stick in or find a few boards to be had at a quaint shop nearby.  I even spotted a mermaid....why do I never see mermen?

One more stop today...

PrimWorks Surf Camp
While Surf Camp at PrimWorks is being remodeled, hit the beach and grab some pipes on one of the loaner boards available or toss your own board into the water!  Afterwards, stretch out on your beach blanket or jump the construction barriers to check out the many vendors of all your favorite surf icons. Don't forget to check back again to see the Surf Museum once it opens.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beach Fashion!

This edition of Beach Fashion takes Gremmy and Lissa back to a time when swimsuits had fabric.

On Location At: Chi

Skin: LAQ Nellie 05
Hair: none
Clothing: 1920's Navy Striped Swimsuit by StarChild Designs
Jewelry: *BF* Naida necklace

Skin: LAQ: Jonas 05
Hair: TRUTH  "Hank" in Honey
Clothing: 1920's Red Striped Swimsuit by StarChild Designs

Beach Towel Set "By the Sea"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SLSA Tsunami Beach Surf Comp Season 2 Registration Opens

The SLSA announced the opening registration for the Tsunami Beach Surf Comp began early today. The longboard comp series runs with the Open on October 15th and Pro on October 22. Boards will be SSi scripted 5.1, 5.2, or 5.2dlg longboards only. Wave name has not been announced but is a LSD created wave. Registration closes on Thursday October 13.  To register visit:  Comp Registration 

Flashback! Week of October 5, 2008

Autumn winds are blowing us all the way back to the year 2008 to see what was going on the week of October 5th-12th.  We lost a surf sim, registered for a SLSA sponsored surf comp at Chi, and chatted with one of the founders of SSi, a premier maker of boards and waves in SecondLife.  Check it out for yourself!