Saturday, April 28, 2012

SLSA LV Dominion Pro Results

The second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) LV Dominion Pro event was held on Saturday, April 28th. The stands were rocking and waves were pumping. Lots of new faces who did outstanding and two (!) surf-offs in the semi-finals. An exciting comp all-around!



Heat 1 
Sunrize Mornington  15.00000
Maldrul Morris   14.83333
Rayzza Rubble    15.16667
Roxxie Verino    14.33333

Heat 2 
Bobbi Laval      16.50000
Cierra Theriac   14.66667
Melian Catronis  13.66667
Violet Rain      14.33333
AllieJ Resident  9.000000

Heat 3
Damiana Babcock  15.00000
Harbor Piers     15.33333
Clyde Barrow     14.16667
Surfista Hurricane  14.50000

Heat 4 
Abel Halderman   15.33333
Imzadi Amaterasu  14.66667
Ashoka Mosely    15.16667
Sweetrage4chu Jinx  14.16667
lanky Silvercloud  15.16667

Heat 5 
Zelda Zimberman  14.83333
Vic Bonetto      15.66667
Lourinho Nizna   14.66667
Wilfrid Decuir   14.33333
CK Carver        15.16667

Heat 6 
Jordan Mendle    14.66667
Petra Xaris      14.66667
Giavannamarie Melody  13.66667
Robbin Ember     14.83333

Semi-Final 1
Rayzza Rubble    15.33333
Abel Halderman   14.50000
Cierra Theriac   14.50000
CK Carver    14.66667
Jordan Mendle    15.66667

Semi-Final 2
Bobbi Laval      16.50000
Vic Bonetto      14.83333  22 in surf off 
Damiana Babcock  14.33333
Petra Xaris      14.33333
lanky Silvercloud  14.83333  23 in surf off

Semi-Final 3
Harbor Piers     15.33333
Robbin Ember     14.50000
Sunrize Mornington  15.16667  22.5 surf off
Ashoka Mosely    15.16667  23.5 surf off

Finals
1st -Bobbi Laval      16.00000
2nd - Ashoka Mosely    15.33333
3rd - Rayzza Rubble    15.16667
3rd - lanky Silvercloud  15.16667
5th - Harbor Piers     15.00000
6th - Jordan Mendle    14.33333








Staff
Event Coordinator - Imzadi Amaterasu
Head Judge - Sally LaSalle
Judge - Mick Lunasea
Judge- Xander Dutera
Marshall - Maldrul Morris/Robbin Ember
DJ - DJ Dan
Rashies and Trophies - Imzadi Amaterasu

The event would not have gone so smoothly without a great staff. SLSA is in need of volunteers willing to help staff the events. No staff, no event. Anyone interested in training for a staff position is asked to contact Imzadi Amaterasu.

(BTW - Congrats to Abel and Jordan who announced their Real Life engagement!)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Carpe Diem Surf's Grand Opening Party

submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Date:    Friday, April 27, 2012
Where: Carpe Diem Surf @ the Party Deck
Time:   2pm slt - 5pm slt
           2pm slt - Icky Flux (live)
           3pm slt - Tone Uriza (live)

Music, dance, surf HP Jaws, sky dive, art sculpture by Bryn Oh.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

SLSA LV Dominion Pro Heat Draws

Here we go folks! 

The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) LV Dominion Pro heat draws have been announced. The event is scheduled for 11am SLT, Saturday, April 28th at Jaguar. The wave is the Maverick and we are surfing on SSi Longboards. The event coordinators ask that all competitors be on site and ready at 10:45am SLT.



The Heat Draws are as follows:
Heat 1
Sunrize Mornington (RED)
Maldrul Morris (BLUE)
Rayzza Rubble (GREEN)
Jen Gustafson (ORANGE)
Roxxie Verino (PURPLE)
nevenjr Resident (BLACK)

Heat 2
Bobbi Laval (RED)
Cierra Theriac (BLUE)
Revlon Benoir (GREEN)
Melian Catronis (ORANGE)
Violet Rain (PURPLE)
AllieJ Resident  (BLACK)

Heat 3
Damiana Babcock (RED)
Harbor Piers (BLUE)
Sally LaSalle (GREEN)
Clyde Barrow (ORANGE)
Surfista Hurricane  (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Abel Halderman (RED)
Imzadi Amaterasu (BLUE)
Ashoka Mosely (GREEN)
Sweetrage4chu Jinx (ORANGE)
lanky Silvercloud (PURPLE)

Heat 5
Zelda Zimberman (RED)
Vic Bonetto (BLUE)
Lourinho Nizna (GREEN)
Wilfrid Decuir (ORANGE)
CK Carver (PURPLE)

Heat 6

Jordan Mendle (RED)
Petra Xaris (BLUE)
Giavannamarie Melody (GREEN)
Robbin Ember (ORANGE)
Dixson Martian (PURPLE)

There is still time for last minute practicing. If you are not surfing, join us in the stands for the party and to cheer on those out on the waves. See ya there!

SLSA Team Member Informal Survey - Part 5

Submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Prompted by some of the questions about teams being asked by people who are new to surfing in Second Life® and the SL Surfing Association (SLSA), Surfwatch recently conducted an informal survey of surfers who are currently registered as team members for teams who have had competitors in the SLSA competitions over the past year. While individuals will not be identified by response, the nature of some responses may be a bit individually unique and suggest who provided that response. For the most part, any edits to responses were kept to a minimum in order to provide anonymity to all. (Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series as SurfWatch posts the survey questions and responses.)

SW: What kinds of activities, if any, are done as a team other than the surfing competitions themselves?

We have had birthday parties and team surf parties.

Surfing for fun, just hanging out..

Team Surfcrazy tries to ride daily at contest venues after previous contests.

Sometimes we get together informally to practice, but few or no formal team activities.
Being such a small team we can share activities without much planning. We might all just happen to be a Solace at the same time and then it is a party.

When new team member comes in there would be a group meeting to welcome them.

At the moment I don't know of any team activities outside of competitions, we do get together with other friends now and then for dances etc.

spark in my ass ....raves, shopping excursions...just chillin and jammin. Hihihiii*free coochin'

Not much, we try to practice together some times, but mostly just talk and hang out together when we can. I can't stress enough we are really good friends, first, and the other members of the team are great to just talk about things, anything with, they listen and care.

(Editor's note: Stay tuned to SurfWatch for the next part of the SLSA Team Member Informal Survey!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mark Your Calendars! Carpe Diem Surf's Grand Opening Party

submitted by Kantbe Thursday



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mark Your Calendars! SL Monthly Kayak Surf Contest Coming Up!

Submitted by Kayaker Magic

What: "The Avatars Who Surf Megaprims" - A Monthly Kayak Surf Contest

When: April 29th, 2012, 2pm SLT
Fee: NONE

Prizez: 1st Place: $750L + Gold Trophy
2nd Place: $500L + Silver Trophy
3rd Place: $250L + Bronze Trophy

"The Avatars who Surf Megaprims" is a Kayak Surf Contest sponsored by:
Ocean Engineering - Don't give up land to surf, surf off-sim! See it in-world at the http://slurl.com/secondlife/Panthalassa/229/211/21

A free paddle and surf kayak is available at the landmark above. There are free waves to practice and demo on. Additional instructions will be given Sunday Evenings 8-9pm SLT by Lifeguard Kayaker Magic!

The contest will take place Sunday, April 29, Midafternoon (2pm SLT) when the waves are at their highest! Judging will be done by our local resident Kayaker Magic! Contestants will be judged based on:

Water Handling - paddling out over waves & exiting waves gracefully as they break.
Style Points - awarded for turns, riding high on a wave (without slipping over the back), using more of the wave face.

Surfers will have 3 attempts to obtain the best score possible. The highest of the 3 rides will be kept and used for the final judging.

The Fabulous DJ Ene will be spinning all the splashies tunes that you and he can find.

Spots are limited to the first 10 surfers to click on the sign-up-sign at this location:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Panthalassa/229/211/21

For more information, email Soulstress Resident at: SoulstressSL@hotmail.com

CelticMaiden WarriorLancaster In Concert


Date:  Tuesday, April 24
Time:  5 PM PDT
Place:  Breakers Cove, Virtual Highway, VirtualHighway.us

Monday, April 23, 2012

NOOB and NOW: Dax Verlaine

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, Dax Verlaine: 
Dax Verlaine - NOOB

Dax Verlaine - NOW
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

SLSA Team Member Informal Survey - Part 4

Submitted by Kantbe Thursday


Prompted by some of the questions about teams being asked by people who are new to surfing in Second Life® and the SL Surfing Association (SLSA), Surfwatch recently conducted an informal survey of surfers who are currently registered as team members for teams who have had competitors in the SLSA competitions over the past year. While individuals will not be identified by response, the nature of some responses may be a bit individually unique and suggest who provided that response. For the most part, any edits to responses were kept to a minimum in order to provide anonymity to all. (Editor's note: This is part of a continuing series as SurfWatch posts the survey questions and responses.)

SW: What is your team's structure, like Captain, co-Captain, Recruiter, Trainer, etc.? Can you describe a little about how this structure works?

We have to unofficial Captains (only to provide point of contact) but really we have no hierarchal structure.

We have captains, they fill in on notices when Mick is away, and take care of logistics. Mick's the captain, recruiter, trainer, jail-bailer, whatever else is needed.

One owner, two team captains.

Captain helps motivate and sets training

My Mother is the team captain and recruited me.

Our team is very small and has a more intimate vibe. We don't really have captains and co-captains we have team leads.

Montego comes from Montego Bay, which is in Jamaica. The Rastafarai culture and free spiritness of Montego is very prevalent in all things associated with the team. The Team structure is no different, as while there is Captains and such, there is little red tape.

We have the captains, co-captains. As for recruiter and trainers I think everyone works together to teach a little about something. No one really recruits but when we see someone having fun out there we consider.

Not sure,I do know that without Bobbi, Kantbe and Gia's hard work there would not be a ReefRiders team.
The Team is hungry always.... HUNGRY...staying that way ........... moving onwards HUNGRY...

We designated a couple of us for contact purposes, however, at the same time that we decided to just try one more season surfing as friends, for fun, we also decided not to have any captains, trainers, etc. Although some of us have been on the team longer, we are all just friends and equally important.

(Editor's note: Stay tuned to SurfWatch for the next part of the SLSA Team Member Informal Survey!)