Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SLSA Champion Surfer - Moira (venera74)

Submitted by Solsty Kismet
Photos by Harmony Sandalphon

You can almost taste the salt in the air as you approach the shoreline at Solace Beach. The waves roar faintly in the background while Moira pulls her board from the water, ready to be interviewed.

She is sweet and humble, everything you'd hope from the top surfer on the grid. Clearly, the fame hasn't gotten to her yet. We begin our questions amid the setting sun with the obligatory discussions of how she got her start. "one day i went to tsunami beach my first time surfing," Moira reflects, "there I [met] Petra and she told me about SLSA and surfing competitions". A beginning story that starts like many other stories. But, Moira gets to experience something unique; a bragging right very few in the SL Surfing Association ever achieve. Moira is on her way to her second SLSA championship!

This Saturday, December 16th 2017, surfers and surf fans from all over the grid will gather at Solace to witness the fourth SLSA surf competition of the season. If Moira wins this, the title is hers.

When asked what advice she would give to a new surfer, aspiring for the title someday, Moira offered these words of wisdom, "be passionate, love what you do , everything , and always get fun, without think in the competitions , win, or score, just do what you really want , all the rest come with time and practice"

SurfWatch: How often do you practice?
Moira: well if often means always ^^

Moira had just one more bit of advice for surfers around the grid, "I think every one deserve to be admired, everyone have his own style surfing, I always try to be just Moira with my style".

We look forward to cheering Moira on this Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00pm SLT on Solace Dreams. She has some steep competition out there, be sure not to miss this exciting event!

*Some boards and beaches have been changed to protect the interviewer

Learn to Make Greeting Cards

Most of y’all probably know - ̗̀ Teddy Bear ̖́- (atlasshrugged3) as one of the newer SL surfers who has been doing a bang up job at the SL Surfing Association competitions over the past few seasons. If you follow her on FaceBook, you also know her as one of the instructors at Caledon Oxbridge University in Second Life. Caledon Oxbridge is a Victorian Steampunk realm with a setting theme of an old English university.

Teddy Bear teaches their Photo Salon classes, which focuses on techniques of SL photography. Classes range from basic composition to experimenting with wind light and other specialized photography. Some topics, like recently during Halloween, involve field trips to sims around Second Life.

Teddy Bear is about to start classes that are especially appropriate for the holiday season. She will be covering techniques and resources that can be used to end up with a holiday card as your class project.

Classes are open to the public and there are no prerequisites. Some basic knowledge of SL photography would be helpful, however. Teddy Bear’s classes are held in the Caledon Oxbridge University Main Lecture Hall on Wednesday evenings at 7PM SLT.

For more information about the classes, please contact Teddy Bear… she’s not the kind of bear who bites… usually…

Holiday Photo Journal - LaZy DaZe

Photos courtesy of Gia Villano

Downtown LaZy DaZe

Fashion Focus: More from CoCo Designs

Submitted by Vally Lavendar

MORE FROM COCO for the cooler weather!

Model: Vally Lavender
Hair: Truth (Lake)
Head: Lelutka (MAY)
Appliers: LeLutka and Glam Affair
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.2

Completely Bento

Jewelry by Earth Stones.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Checking on Santa...

He had what to drink last night????!!!

Kantbe, Tauri, Santa 2017

Holiday Photo Journal - Kanaloa Surf Beach

Photos courtesy of Gia Villano

Kanaloa Surf Beach

Exploring the Wave Report: Breakers III

Submitted by Kantbe Thursday
Photos by Harmony Sandalphon

Breakers III
Sim Owner:
NYCharlie Vyper

Type of Region:
Moderate Homestead

Wave type:

Loaner boards?
C-3 Rezzer

Can you rez your own board and if so how (i.e., rez area, requires group membership):
No rezzing allowed

Group membership cost, if any:

Monday, December 11, 2017

Checking on Santa...

Does he have a pulse???

Tauri, Maxwell, Cierra 2017

Holiday Photo Journal - Italia Romantic Nude Beach

Photos Courtesy Gia Villano

Italia Romantic Nude Beach

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Walking Down Memory Lane: Zelda Zimberman and Ze

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past:

Zelda Zimberman and Ze 2013
We'd love to post your holiday greetings!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Walking Down Holiday Memory Lane: O'Neil and Lala

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past:

O'Neil and Lala 2009
We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Walking down Holiday Memory Lane: Mimi and Fonda Fugue

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past:

Mimi and Fonda Christmas Time 2011
We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Surfwatch Featured Events December 8-11th

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

SurfWatch Weekend Events

Follow the wave of surf-related activities this weekend.

It's an action packed weekend full of fun, frost, music, and most importantly surfing! As always, be sure to follow SurfWatch for all the events happening around the grid!

Saturday: Winter in the Tropics

Join us at Shagwong Cove Resort at The Agawam on our Mattituck sim. We will be celebrating winter and the holidays in the tropics. Listen to Tauri Tigerpaw performing and DJ Cowgrl spinning tunes. Spend time in the snow in the rainforest dancing and listening to music. Ice skate OR go down to our lagoon and soak in the water. Explore the sims while enjoying holiday music. Even win some prizes at the special Christmas Tree. See you here!

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 12 PM -2 PM SLT
Photographer: Harmony Sandalphon
Text Submitted by Diamonte Thomas

Sunday: HummingBird Point Novelty Surf Off Event

HummingBird Point's December Surfing Event will be a Novelty Surf Off. Prizes will be given to the best novelty surfboard and best novelty costume.. Your interpretation or novelty is only limited by your imagination whether you want to be a lamppost surfing on a log, or a cat surfing on a teapot that is up to you.. More novelty the better.. To obtain modifiable boards contact Shack Schapira or available on marketplace from Mick Lunasea's store, SURFCRAZY. Even if you don't surf, but wish to take part, if you come along in a novelty costume and have registered for the event you will be in the running for costume section prize

1st Prize for board will be 1000L
2nd Prize for board will be 500L
3rd Prize for board will be 250L

1st Prize for costume will be 1000L
2nd Prize for costume will be 500L
3rd Prize for costume will be 250L

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM SLT
Photograph and Text provided by Shilow Carter
Monday: Crystal Edge Christmas Dance Show 2017

SILENT NIGHT!!!! - NOT TONIGHT!!!! It wouldn't be Christmas without you in our home!
Christmas........A time of reflection, a time for fun, laughter and love during a special time of the year!
Merry Christmas to you all! It will be a room full of people we all hold dear ♥♥
So please join us for our Christmas celebration!

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM SLT
Photograph and Text provided by Dids Hyun and Bubs Roffo

Walking Down Holiday Memory Lane: Maxwell Silvansky

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past:

Maxwell Silvansky 2008
We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Cie Views - Recent Fashion Events

Look what Cierra Theriac discovered at several recent fashion events. Collabor88 starts again any day now, so keep an eye out.

Sad November

Meva Thalia Dress

Ducknipple - Sweater vs8

Petite Mort Shell Scooped T-Neck


Shorts: Erratic Carrie
Tank Top: Blueberry Jocelyn

Hair - Magika - Excuse Me

4 Mesh Event

DE Designs Kara Vest
!Rebel Hope - Lala Mesh Mini Skirt
Hair - Magika - Excuse Me


Blueberry - Star
Opens again December 8

Elua + Uta (hair)
Open until Dec 10

Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Catwa Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair Alexa Skin Applier

Walking Down Holiday Memory Lane: Slave girls

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past:

Slave Girls 2012
We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tauri Tigerpaw Holiday Concert - Winter in the Tropics

Come share some holiday love!  Hot cocoa (with Baileys!), ice skating, some music to get you in the spirit and wrap gifts!  Come hang out with me!

Saturday, 1 PM SLT

Holiday Photo Journal - The Beach

Photos Courtesy of Gia Villano

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Surfer's Bay Flickr Photo Contest - Naughty or Nice?

Group Notice From: "Surfers Bay", Duncan Blackburn
Feeling Naughty.... or nice? Enter the new Surfer's Bay photo contest!

Runs: 7 December - 22 December 2017

Celebrate the festive season by entering this new photo contest at Surfer's Bay and you could win one of three top prizes.

If you are being naughty or nice this December, show us your sexy shots taken at Surfer's Bay and enter the contest today!

All information in the SB Flickr group - have fun!

Fashion Focus: CoCo Designs

Submitted by Vally Lavendar

I found a cute and sassy outfit over at COCO DESIGNS!

Model: Vally Lavender

Hair: Truth (Lake)

Head: Lelutka (MAY)

Appliers: LeLutka
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.2
Completely Bento,

Jewelry by Earth Stones.

Have a Look!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SurfWatch Subscriber

Be sure to click on our SurfWatch subscriber to stay on top of all the latest SL surfing news!  There is a subscriber currently at SW Headquarters at Bundy Reef - more will be added at new locations everyday!  A special holiday gift coming up for our subscribers  soon - be sure to join!  Just click it!

Happy Rez Day, Hannah Aunerfal!

Happy Rez Day, Hannah!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sunrise on the Beach

Bundy Reef 

Why do we do this?  Why do the members of the SurfWatch team spend their time, energy, linden to support, encourage and promote Second Life (SL) surfing, beaches, products?  No one at SurfWatch receives 1L for their efforts, and many have multiple roles in the SL surf community with no benefit to themselves.  So, why?

For a beautiful sunrise from the beach, listening to the waves...
For the friendships and bonds that are created by sharing...
For watching people expand and grow and and blossom...

We are always open to writers, vloggers, bloggers, videographers, designers, and creative people to join our team and share this experience.  Contact Tauri Tigerpaw or Kantbe Thursday and find out more.

Walking Down Holiday Memory Lane: Busta Rustamova

Sharing a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past...

Busta Rustamova 2009
We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Gator Island

You never know who you might meet hanging around Gator Island...

Walking Down Holiday Memory Lane: Bobbi Lavalle

Join us on a visit with the ghosts of Christmas past!

Bobbi Lavalle 2008

We'd love to post your holiday pictures!  Send them to us and send a greeting to all your friends via SurfWatch!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Kantbe Serious - Fun Questionnaire

You’ve all seen them, some of you have actually done them instead of immediately putting them in the trash.  SurfWatch thought it might be fun to resurrect  a little getting to know your friends “survey” that was passed around Second Life sometime in 2009 and 2010.  Instead of spamming a bunch of people with inworld notecards to send around, we thought we’d try something a little different and use a “dropbox” at the SurfWatch Headquarters on Bundy Reef.

The way this thing will work is you touch the yellow postbox to bring up a menu.  To get your copy of a blank questionnaire, click the “Template” button.  This will offer you a copy of the questionnaire for your Inventory. After answering the questions, create a TRANS copy of your notecard and put it back in the SW Dropbox.  To drop off your copy, go back to the Dropbox, touch it, and select the EnableDrop button.  This should cause the Dropbox to turn brighter yellow.  While holding down CTRL on your keyboard, drag and drop your notecard from your Inventory on to the SW Dropbox.  That’s it!

Questionnaires are not anonymous, so one question is whether or not it’s OK for SurfWatch to share your responses. We'll leave it running for a couple of weeks after this article publishes.  Depending upon the number of responses we receive that we’re authorized to share, we’ll either publish responses, a summary of responses, or just a sampling of responses.

It’s intended to be a Kantbe Serious activity, so grab a copy and have fun with it!