Saturday, March 24, 2012

SLSA Monkey Cove Open Results

Submitted by Cierra Theriac
Photos courtesy Maxwell Silvansky

On Saturday (March 24) the Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Monkey Cove Open was held. What a great day of surfing! It was a beautiful day at Monkey Cove and the surfing was spectacular.


HEAT 1 SCORES
*Robbin Ember 14.00000
*sven Homewood 12.50000
NeVenJr Resident 10.66667**

HEAT 2 SCORES
*Dixson Martian 12.00000
*Harbor Piers 12.83333
Rick Galli 10.33333**
bullet Admiral 10.00000

HEAT 3 SCORES
*Jordan Mendle 14.50000
*Toungemy Badger 13.50000
Melian Catronis 9.000000**

HEAT 4 SCORES
*Jen Gustafson 9.666667
*Trista Potez 8.666667
sweetrage4chu jinx 7.166667**
Curshaw Resident 6.833333

HEAT 5 SCORES
*Sally LaSalle 14.50000
*Damiana Babcock 14.50000
Lourinho Nizna 11.00000**
Xander Datura 10.83333

Mini Final
Sally LaSalle 15.00000 (1st)
Damiana Babcock 14.66667 (2nd)
Harbor Piers 13.83333 (3rd)
Jordan Mendle 13.50000 (4th)
Robbin Ember 12.66667 (5th)
Jen Gustafson 11.83333 (6th)

*Advance to Monkey Cove Pro
**Stand-by for Monkey Cove Pro (in order of heat score)

Event Staff:
Event Coordinator (EC) : Gia Melody
Head Judge (HJ): Bobbi Laval
Judge: Maldrul Morris
Judge: Cierra Theriac
Marshall: Cloudy Mikado
Security: Rayzza Rubble
Rashguards (Rashies) by Revy

Thank you to everyone for an awesome event and we will see you back at Monkey Cove next Saturday for the Pro event!


















NOOB and NOW: Cloudy Mikado

Submitted by Jimbo the Cart Boy

We all know that change can be good, especially when it comes to our personal appearances. Your friends at SurfWatch are excited to bring to you a new ongoing feature we like to call "NOOB and NOW". Today we proudly present to you, Cloudy Mikado: 

Cloudy Mikado - NOOB

Cloudy Mikado - NOW

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming NOOB and NOW posting?
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Tone Uriza in Concert Today!

Don't miss Mr. Blues himself, Tone Uriza, in concert!



Date:  Friday, March 23, 2012
Time:  2 PM SLT
Place:  Virtual Highway



Tone Uriza is bringing his popular blues sound to Virtual Highway, and you won't want to miss it!  To access Virtual Highway, go to VirtualHighway.us and click on the viewer at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SLSA Monkey Cove Open Heat Draws

Submitted by Cierra Theriac

Monkey Cove Open heat draws have been announced for the Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA) second event of the season. The Open will be held on the sim Syx on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00am SLT. A landmark to the spectator stands and competitor packages will be sent out soon.



HEAT 1
Robbin Ember
Lourinho Nizna
Lanky Silvercloud
sven Homewood
NeVenJr Resident

HEAT 2
Dixson Martian
jayden Domenici
bullet Admiral
Harbor Piers
Rick Galli

HEAT 3
Melian Catronis
Mick Lunasea
Twixt Mode
Toungemy Badger
Jordan Mendle

HEAT 4
Curshaw Resident
Van Valeeva
sweetrage4chu jinx
Jen Gustafson

HEAT 5
Sally LaSalle
Xander Datura
Damiana Babcock
Katey Spiritweaver

Prequalified for Pro on March 31:
Bobbi Laval
Sunrize Mornington
Abel Halderman
Zelda Zimberman
Maldrul Morris
Followingwave Sirbu
Cierra Theriac
Imzadi Amaterasu
Vic Bonetto
Rayzza Rubble
Revlon Benoir
Figger Arun
Ashoka Mosely
Buck Ghostraven
Gia Melody
NicuTzi Resident
Petra Xaris
Dax Verlaine
Clyde Barrow
Cristal Rowlands

See you all there!

Metaverse United Surfers Tour Update

Submitted by Lissa Sands (Pinion)

Lissa Pinion of SurfWatch recently caught up with Clarke Torok, founder of the Metaverse United Surfers Tour (MUST) to get an update on the status of the organization that had its first write up in SurfWatch back in 2009 (http://surfwatch.blogspot.com/2009/06/metaverse-united-surfers-tour.html.).  This will be a continuing series as SurfWatch follows up with Second Life (SL) surfing groups to get an update on activities, comps, participants, etc.

SurfWatch (SW):  Tell me how your group started and is it still active?
Clarke Torok (CT):  MUST WAS STARTED BY SURFERS FOR SURFERS WHO WANTED BOARD CHOICE OF THEIR OWN THE WAY IT SHOULD BE, NOT OF THE COMPETITION ORGANIZATION. WAVE DIVERSIFICATION NOT JUST ONE OR 2 WAVE CREATORS WAVES BUT NOT EXCLUDING ANYONE WHO SUBMITTED A WAVE THAT ALL BOARDS WOULD WORK ON AND WOULD NOT CREATE A MONOPOLY WITHIN THE WAVE INDUSTRY, ALSO TO BE MORE REALISTIC AS NOT ONE BEACH IN THE WORLD HAS THE SAME TYPES OF WAVES AS ANOTHER. FAIR COMPETITION GUIDELINES AND JUDGES WHO ARE REAL SURFERS NOT PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN THE WATER LET ALONE A SURF BOARD. IT IS STILL ACTIVE AND WE HAVE NOT HAD A COMPETITION IN A WHILE DUE TO MY SCHEDULE AND LACK OF HELP TO KEEP THINGS RUNNING.

SW:  Is your group open or by invite only?
CT:  OPEN, WE HAVE JUST NOT HAD A MEMBERSHIP DRIVE OR A HQ TO HAVE A GROUP ADDER SINCE I HAVE NOT BEEN IN SL OFTEN ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH IT, YOU CAN STILL JOIN FROM THE GROUP PROFILE.

SW:  MUST started with a handful of comps but has since faded from the public surf scene. What are your plans?
CT:  OUR PLANS ARE TO RE-ORGANIZE WITH A POSSIBLE COMEBACK AND RUN THE TOUR ONCE AGAIN AT FULL CAPACITY TO MIRROR THE SAME CAPACITY AS THE SL TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING COMPETITION THAT WAS RECORDED AS THE LARGEST COMPETITION HELD IN SL TO DATE AND HAD THE STRONGEST, MOST DIVERSE FIELD OF ANY COMPETITION. ALSO SETTING THE RECORD FOR THE LARGEST CROWDS TO WATCH SURFING IN SL. THAT 3 EVENT SERIES WAS HELD OVER 3 CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS AND SURFERS ACCUMULATED POINTS FOR EACH WEEKENDS EVENT AT 3 DIFFERENT SURF SIMS ON 3 DIFFERENT WAVES THAT WERE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME ON ALL BOARDS AVAILABLE

SW:  The surf series you hosted, worked, and ultimately won had a few riders. Do you feel that ethically it was correct to surf the same event that is hosted by and worked in by a member of the group?
CT:  I'M NOT SURE IF YOU ARE SPEAKING OF THE SL TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING OR MUST, BUT THE ONE I HOSTED, WORKED AS THE ORGANIZER, MARKETED, SPONSOR GATHERER AND WON WAS THE SL TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING. SEEING AS ETHICAL TO SURF IN IT OF COURSE IT WAS ETHICAL, I WAS JUDGED JUST LIKE THE OTHER SURFERS WERE BY THE SAME JUDGES THEY WERE i HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH SCORING. THE JUDGES PUT THEIR NOTE CARD INTO THE SCOREBOARD AND THE SCOREBOARD READ THE RESULTS. MOST ALL OF THE WORK I DID ON THE EVENT WAS PRIOR TO IT, NOT DURING IT OTHER THAN ONE ISSUE WHICH WAS BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION BY MANY BUT WAS EVENTUALLY A MISUNDERSTANDING WHICH I APOLOGIZED FOR MY PART IN AND STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN APOLOGY FOR THE WAY I WAS SPOKEN TOO THREATED AND TREATED AFTERWARDS NOR HAVE ANY OF THE OTHER 2 MARSHALS WHO THAT PERSON THREATENED AND MISTREATED EITHER. HONESTLY I HAD WASHED IT UNDER THE BRIDGE AFTER ALL THIS TIME, MY REPUTATION HAS BEEN HURT BY THE INCIDENT DUE TO MOST PEOPLE ONLY HEARING AND SEEING ONE SIDE OF IT AND NOT WANTING TO LISTEN TO ALL SIDES, BUT I FIND THAT TO BE NARROW MINDED IN VIEWING IT MYSELF I WOULD RATHER MOVE ON. LIFE IS MUCH MORE THAN ONE WAVE POUNDING YOU INTO THE REEF, THE KEY IS TO GET UP PICK UP YOUR STICK AND GET BACK IN THE WATER. I MAY HAVE WON THE EVENT BUT SO WHAT I DONATED MY PRIZE MONEY AND OTHER PRIZES TO THE OTHER CONTESTANTS IN THE FIELD ANYWAY.

HERE'S REAL FOR YOU, KELLY SLATER HAS A SURF COMPETITION HE ORGANIZES, HOSTS, MARKETS, AND SURFS IN AND HAS EVEN WON. TIGER WOODS IN GOLF DOES THE SAME THING.

WHAT IS UNETHICAL IS AN ORGANIZATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHO MAKE THE RULES DECISIONS, PUNISHMENT HEARINGS, ASSESS PENALTIES, PICK AND TRAIN THE JUDGES TO SURF IN THE COMPETITIONS WHILE THEY HOLD THAT POSITION OR AFTER, PRIOR TO HOLDING THAT POSITION THEY SHOULD SURF, BUT NEVER DURING OR ESPECIALLY NOT AFTER, SAME GOES FOR JUDGES SURF BEFORE BUT THE MOMENT YOU TAKE ON THAT ROLE YOU CAN NOT EVER SURF COMPETITION IN THAT ORGANIZATION AGAIN. THOSE AREAS I DIDN'T HAVE A PART IN THE PEOPLE WHO DID ALL OF THAT DID NOT SURF.

ONE CHOSE NOT TOO AS IT IS UNETHICAL AS HE SAW IT AND HE HELPED ME BY SETTING UP THE GUIDELINES AND RULES FOR MUST. HE WORKED FOR THE LAW FIRM WHO ASSISTED THE ASP IN RL SURFING SETUP THEIR GUIDELINES, AND IS A RL SURFER AS WELL.

PART OF THE MUST TOUR WAS TO BRING TOGETHER THE TOP SURFERS FROM EACH OF THE OTHER SURF ORGS. OF SL WITH THE TOP SURFERS OF MUST AND PUT THEM IN A COMPETITION AGAINST EACH OTHER IN WIPE-OUT MODE. FOR THE NEXT SL TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING WHERE THE BEST OF THE BEST BATTLE IT OUT ON 3 DIFFERENT SIMS WITH 3 DIFFERENT WAVES ON ANY BOARD THAT ALLOWS YOU TO WIPE-OUT IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE OR GET INTO THE ROCKS IN THE BONE YARD. BUT THE OTHER ORGS. NEVER COULD GET TOGETHER ON THAT MOST NEVER EVEN GAVE US THE TIME OF DAY WHEN WE ASKED FOR A MEETING, BUT IT'S ALRIGHT IT MAY HAPPEN EVENTUALLY OR I MAY JUST GO SURF IN THEIR ORGS. COMPETITIONS AND TURN MUST INTO A INVITATION ONLY MINI SERIES THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE SL TRIPLE CROWN ONCE ENJOYED ONLY IT STARTED AS AN OPEN EVENT WITH THE LARGEST PURSE EVER. IT MAY FIND IT'S WAY BACK TO THE STAGE ONCE A YEAR FOR AN ANNUAL THING IN THE OFF-SEASON AFTER CHAMPIONS ARE CROWNED SO WE KNOW WHO TO INVITE!

Happy Birthday Lissa!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Surf Champion Wilfrid Decuir - Here and Now

SurfWatch recently caught up with Second Life (SL) championship surfer, Wilfrid Decuir, at his beautiful home at Ocean Shores to find out what he's been up to in recent months.  Wil has been involved in SL surfing early on, becoming 2008 Season 2 champ; 2009 Season 1 runner up; as well as 2011 Season 2 champ.  He was 2009 Season 2 team TaiChi Captain with the team placing 2nd; 2010 Season 1 team TaiChi Captain with the team taking 1st place; 2011 Season 2 team Tsunami Captain with the team taking 1st., and is recognized in in the SL surfing Hall of Fame (HoF).

SurfWatch (SW): Are you still surfing in SL?
Wilfrid Decuir (WD): I am still surfing in SL, most of the time that I come in world, it’s to surf.





SW: Do you still have a surfing sim? Is it open to the public? If so, what kinds of waves and other stuff do you have there?
WD: I still have Ocean Shores and it’s always open to the public. Currently have a sweet 4 panel Old School EPIC running. It reminds me of the fun I had when I was a new surfer at Majini from many years ago. Other waves you may find here are Joaquina, Teahupoo, Sunset, original and new pipes, Fluffies and a variety of LSD such as the Wilf Waimea and Malibu to name a few. There are temp board rezzers for SSi, HP5 and LSD. The beach also has a party deck with loaded couple’s intan and solo dances. Lots of places to chillax and recently added a “Wilfrid HOF hut” lol.

SW: What are some of your fave surf spots these days?
WD: I really like what the SLSA did with their new sim at Solace Dreams and you may find me there once in a while. I also enjoy the various beaches at Monkey. However, everyone will very easily find me surfing at home these days.

SW: What board are you riding these days and why?
WD: I’m currently surfing on a hybrid SSi, it’s an old school short long board. I really enjoy the feel of the epic old school boards. I also enjoy surfing on HP5, love the realism it provides to RL (real life). You may also find me on an LSD board once in a while when I really want to get my freak on when it comes to tricks.

SW: Do you still compete in SL surfing comps? What do you think about your SL surfing competition experience?
WD: Well as most of you know, I won the last season, participating in 4 of the 5 comps of 2011 Season 2. This was a goal I had set for myself as a sign that I was back to my old self because of various personal issues I had to deal with. (God I hate drama and users... chuckle.) I’m currently taking a bit of a sabbatical with comps and SL focusing more on RL, but always enjoy coming in for a good surf.

SW: Any thoughts on the evolution of virtual world surfing?
WD: Once Mesh takes off more, I’m hoping to see more waves and boards made with Mesh, just like what happened when sculpties were introduced.

SW: What else are you doing for fun in SL?
WD: I did a bit of RP’ing as a Na’vi, (the creatures from the movie Avatar) and really enjoyed that. I’m ranked as Ikran Makto hunter/warrior. I also enjoy riding my motorcycle, following the various roads on the mainland, and I also have a private riding area way way way up in the sky at home. Once in a while I enjoy catching a live show, blues, rock, and you of course Tauri!!! (smiles)

SW: Anything else you'd like peeps to know about you and what you're up to these days?
WD: For those that don’t know me, I’m a drama free no worries kind of guy. Always willing to help out with new surfers and comps. Aside from my focus on RL, I still come on for a good surf and always willing to have party waves. My advice to everyone, surf for fun even in comps, don't take SL too seriously, and to quote Flynn (Flynn Sheridan), my mentor, "feel the wave, ride it, don't drive it".

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NOOB and NOW: Sven Homewood

Submitted by Jimbo the Cart Boy

We all know that change can be good, especially when it comes to our personal appearances. Your friends at SurfWatch are excited to bring to you a new ongoing feature we like to call "NOOB and NOW". Today we proudly present to you, Sven Homewood: 

Sven Homewood - NOOB

Sven Homewood - NOW

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming NOOB and NOW posting?
Click this link for instructions:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Motor Boat, Motor Boat...

Submitted by Marianna Monentes

Virtual Highway has tested boat scripts and they are working fine. What makes owning SIMS so awesome here at Virtual Highway is, when you purchase a full SIM for $75 USD you can then purchase a water SIM for $10 USD for your boating pleasure. The full SIMs are 40k prims while the water SIMs offer 1k prims which is perfect to berth most large pleasure craft.







R.W. Tests the boat scripts


We have just recently added a beautiful new marina to the grid called Paradise Cove where everyone is offered the chance to boat. We are just now building boats and setting everything up, and we welcome you to come join us.

http://www.virtualhighway.us/

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Slash Surf Comp Results

Photos courtesy Maxwell Silvansky and VW Sands
Scores courtesy VW Sands

SUNDAY SLASH RESULTS



FINALS:



1Nash LaVille BLUE 7.5+ 8.0+0 (15.5)
2Pinky BLACK 7.5+7.5+7 (15.0)
2JT SKIN 7.5+6+7.5(15.0)
3Juno Lawrenze ORANGE 5.5+6.5+8(14.5)
4Juno Lawrenze ORANGE 5.5+6.5+8(14.5)
5Emma PURPLE 5+5.5+7.5(13.0)





HEATS:

1. Nash LaVille BLACK 7.0+8.0+0 (15.0)
2. Juno Lawrenze BLUE 7.5+5.5+6 (13.5)
3. Sweet GREEN 6.5+6.5+5 (13.0)
4. Petra ORANGE 3.0+6.5´+7.0(13.5)
5. Ally PURPLE 4.5+7.0+6 (13.0)







6. Pinky BLACK 8.0+7.5+6.5(15.5)
7. Carvs BLUE6.0 +8.0+6.5 (14.5)
8. Emma GREEN 7.5+7.0+7.5(15.0)
9. JT ORANGE 6.5+7.5+7.5(15.0)
10. Phae PURPLE 7+6.5+7(14)





































Coming this week in SurfWatch

Be sure to check out SurfWatch this week! Here's what's coming:


  • NOOB and NOW featuring Sven Homewood and Cloudy Mikado
  • Motor Boat, Motor Boat, VH's newest attraction for water lovers
  • Interview with surfing champion, Wilfrid Decuir
  • Lissa Sand's (Pinion) exclusive interview with MUST founder, Clarke Torok
  • Tone Uriza concert information
and much much more!

* schedule subject to change for breaking news, competition results, etc.

Roll Call for Relay for Life!

Submitted by Lissa (Pinion) Sands

It's time to Relay, gang! I have vendors, I have kiosks, I have everything we need to make this the best Relay year ever! I just need you now! We will be having a RFL team meeting soon so if you have bookings or need anything, please, please shoot me an IM!

If you need an invite to Riders for a Cure...holla!

Until there is a cure, We RELAY!

Contact Lissa Pinion in-world for more details.

Sunday Slash is Today at Noon!!!

Group Notice From: ..:: Vibrations ::.., VW Sands

Reprinted with permission of VW Sands

Aloha Vibers - Join us this Sunday at Alliance for a mini-comp....... with a twist. ;-)=


Think of it as a pre Surf-Jam (as if SJ isn´t laid back enough) and bring nothing but a sense of humor, expect nothing but tons of fun.

No ranks, no pressure and the winner is the surfer havin the most fun :-)

IM me if ya wanna sign up for "Sunday Slash"

Mahalo

(Editors note:  Starts at noon!)