Saturday, August 25, 2012

NOOB and NOW: Sunrize Mornington

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, Sunrize Mornington: 
Sunrize Mornington - NOOB
Sunrize Mornington - NOW

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Friday, August 24, 2012

20 Questions: Surf Perspective - Alvaro Pevensey

Submitted by Zelda Zimberman

20 Questions: Surf Perspective is part of a continuing series SurfWatch will be running as participants respond to Zelda's questionaire.

1. Name: 
Alvaro Pevensey


2. Team:
Tai Chi Zen

3. Surfing Since: 
2008

4. Favorite Board and why?:
HP5, the handling of it is very challenging and realistic.

5. Favorite Wave and why?: 
Shark, I love the way I can interact with it.

6. How did you come across surfing on SL and what was your first initial reaction to it?: 
I searched for it and was surprised at how good the experience was, also the extent of it.

7. Are you involved in the SLSA (second life surfing association) in any way? (competitions, events, etc.): 
Yes I am, recently started competing.

8. What are your thoughts or opinions on the direction on the SLSA from 2012 and beyond?: 
I am not too familiar yet with the policies, but from what I see it's taking a good direction.

9. What do/did you find positive and negative about it?: 
I find the interaction and the democratic policies very positive, the organization as well.

How would you like to see it improve more?: 
Can't say.

10. Do you compete in any surfing competitions SLSA or non?: 
I do both.

11. What do/did you find gratifying and dissatisfying about competitions?: 
I have loved the whole experience.

12. How do you feel about the SLSA using non SSI boards for competitions? (ex; HP5, LSD, Action): 
I like the fact that it's happening, surfing is surfing, no matter the board.

13. If you are currently inactively involved in competitons (surfing, judging, etc.) what was the reason for leaving? Would you want to come back and participate? Please explain your answer: 
I'm not inactive.

14. What are your thoughts on the team dynamics? Is there a team you particularly like? Why?: 
I like the friendship and camaraderie i've seen on it. Tai Chi Zen, I like the people and the philosophy.

15. Is there anyone on here that particularly had an impact when it came to surfing, mentoring, and overall being a role model for you? Who and why? Please explain your answer: 
Zelda Zimberman has helped me get into the competitions and has helped me with the way I surf.

16. What was your favorite moment or memory on surfing here?: 
The competition at Encinitas, I loved the interaction with all surfers of all teams in the training weeks before it.

17. Is there anyone you know or knew that isn't active as much in surfing and would like to see come back? Who and why?: 
No I don't.

18. Many people have strong opinions when it comes to SL surfing and RL surfing. What is your take on the comparison?: 
The spirit is the same, obviously the abilities aren't. But the spirit and why you do it is the same.

19. Do you have any advice for new SL surfers on here?: 
Rip those waves dudes and dudettes!!!! It's worth it!

20. Any other thoughts?: 
Thanks Zelda! You rock!!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

NOOB and NOW: Milo Voss

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, Milo Voss: 
Milo Voss - NOOB
Milo Voss - NOW

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SLSA Barton Springs Pro Heat Draws

The heat draws for the Barton Springs Pro have been announced!

Place: Barton Springs
Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Time: 11:00am SL Time (Check-in time for Heat 1 10:45)
Wave: Maoli NextGen
Board: HP5

And here they are!

Heat 1
Bobbi Laval  (RED)
Sally LaSalle  (BLUE)
Mick Lunasea  (GREEN)
Figger Arun  (ORANGE)
Curshaw  (PURPLE)

Heat 2
Zelda Zimberman  (RED)
Followingwaves Sirbu  (BLUE)
Dax Verlane  (GREEN)
Buck Ghostraven  (ORANGE)
0000Luca0000  (PURPLE)

Heat 3
Rayzza Rubble  (RED)
Petra Xaris  (BLUE)
Nicolette1nico2nikki  (GREEN)
Willowwynn  (ORANGE)
Colleen Brennan  (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Cierra Theriac  (RED)
Jen Gustafson  (BLUE)
ilaurenb  (GREEN)
Ekozlov  (ORANGE)
Pova Rustamova  (PURPLE)

Heat 5
Ashoka Mosely  (RED)
Robbin Ember  (BLUE)
Melian Catronis  (GREEN)
Alvaro Pevensey  (ORANGE)
Graxis Darhova  (PURPLE)

Heat 6
Louinho Nizna  (RED)
Wilfrid DeCuir  (BLUE)
Sarahs Wirefly  (GREEN)
Terruce Chau  (ORANGE)
Alliejj  (PURPLE)

Standby:
Rachel Emondemon

Staff:
EC - Bobbi Laval
EC - Melian Catronas
HJ - Abel Halderman
J - Sunrize Mornington
J - imzadi amaterasu
Marshal - Cloudy Mikado
DJ - DJZone
Security - Vally

Good luck everyone. Get your boards and head out to the waves to start practicing (oops, is that just me?). Can't wait to see you all out there. If you aren't competing, join us in the stands at Carpe Diem Surf to cheer on the surfers!

Monday, August 20, 2012

20 Questions: Surf Perspective - Damiana Babcock

Submitted by Zelda Zimberman

20 Questions: Surf Perspective is part of a continuing series SurfWatch will be running as participants respond to Zelda's questionaire.
1.  Name: 
Damiana Babcock


2. Team: 
MONTEGO

3. Surfing Since: 
Oh wow...um...2010?

4. Favorite Board and why?: 
SSI Shortboard

5. Favorite Wave and why?: 
Yes :)

6. How did you come across surfing on SL and what was your first initial reaction to it?: 
Sunny was surfing and I was like "heck yes!" then I hopped on the wave and went right off the other side. So naturally I thought "...sweeeeet"

7. Are you involved in the SLSA (second life surfing association) in any way? (competitions, events, etc.): 
I compete, yes.

8. What are your thoughts or opinions on the direction on the SLSA from 2012 and beyond?: 
I thought things went pretty smoothly.

9. What do/did you find positive and negative about it?: 
Positive, the surfing. Negative, the drama.

How would you like to see it improve more?: 
No drama, more people doing, less gum bumping.

10. Do you compete in any surfing competitions SLSA or non?: 
Yep.

11. What do/did you find gratifying and dissatisfying about  competitions?: 
Gratifying, surfing. Dissatisfying, lag.

12. How do you feel about the SLSA using non SSI boards for competitions? (ex; HP5, LSD, Action): 
I think that's just swell.

13. If you are currently inactively involved in competitions (surfing, judging, etc.) what was the reason for leaving? Would you want to come back and participate? Please explain your answer: 
N/A

14. What are your thoughts on the team dynamics? Is there a team you particularly like? Why?: 
Huh? Yes, Team Montego, because they ROCK.

15. Is there anyone on here that particularly had an impact when it came to surfing, mentoring, and overall being a role model for you? Who and why? Please explain your answer: 
Yep, Sunny Bunny. She taught me how to surf. And she's awesome.

16. What was your favorite moment or memory on surfing here?: 
My first surf comp.

17. Is there anyone you know or knew that isn't active as much in surfing and would like to see come back? Who and why?: 
Hmmm, nope.

18. Many people have strong opinions when it comes to SL surfing and RL surfing. What is your take on the comparison?: 
There really isn't one. I don't feel the need to rag on people for doing something in game vs. RL. If I did, I'd be one busy hater what with the football, baseball, golf, skating, and [insert game types here] video games around. Yet, I realize that hitting a button and swinging a bat aren't really the same. Doesn't matter, both fun.

19. Do you have any advice for new SL surfers on here?: 
Yes, love the game, have fun, ignore those who enjoy drama, and pass what you learn to others.

20. Any other thoughts?: 
Nope. XD

Sunday, August 19, 2012

NOOB and NOW: Mick Lunasea

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, Mick Lunasea: 
Mick Lunasea - NOOB
Mick Lunasea - NOW

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