Saturday, July 29, 2017

Surfin' Safari Final Day: Bluff Cove

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

"The final day of camping brings a new level of excitement for the SLurfers. They feel at home on the sands of Bluff Cove but reflect fondly on the waves they've conquered over the past week. Gia Villano, still smelling of soot from her fire dance last night, dips herself in the cold ocean before climbing on her board and paddling out with Harmony Sandalphon and Shi Carter close behind."

Nash's Fluffy SSi Class at Chi

Photos submitted by Nash Laville

Friday, July 28, 2017

Surfin' Safari Day 5

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

The surfari van broke down, but that didn't stop the surfers from grabbing their boards and dragging them to the shoreline.  Undeterred, they hit the waves at their new location with the same enthusiasm of day one.

There's plenty to see and plenty to do at Cape Sans Blas Beach. Come have a campfire chat and hit the waves at your leisure.

Conversations with Nash: Kristen Wrydan

Submitted by Nash Laville

Nash LaVille, Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Director and long-time soul surfer, shares his enlightening, interesting and sometimes hilarious conversations in Second Life (SL). This post he visits with Kristen Wryden, inducted into the SLSA twice as back to back season runner-up in 2014. "I was looking forward to talking about many things, and she did not disappoint."

Nash Laville: ^^ Hi, Kristen. Would you like to join me at Bundy?
Kristen Wrydan: Hi.
 Nash Laville: How are you?
Kristen Wrydan: Feel great. I did lots of my hobbies tonight and stuff. I have been sorta vacant here except for my family.  Special forces.

Nash Laville: Maybe it's part of being blonde?
Kristen Wrydan:  Ok, lol.

Nash Laville: Ahhhhhhhh, hobbies.
Kristen Wrydan: I have interests I enjoy doing in my normal life.

Nash Laville: You have a normal life?
Kristen Wrydan:  Spying, lol, and espionage. I like collecting stamps.

Nash Laville: Ah, what is your favorite tweezer???
Kristen Wrydan: Stamps. I use, lol, tweezers, hinges, to paste them on page, lol. I feel tranquil and content. Relaxes me to do my interests.

Nash Laville: This is supposed to be a surf conversation.
Kristen Wrydan:  Ok. I first surfed in Honolulu.  There were different size waves from very small to, of course, the big ones. I had an instructor, and he just said, "Get on board when wave comes. I will push you and you paddle.  Then stand. Easy."

Nash Laville: Nuttin to it, at least the first time. Now, to STAY standing is the trick.
Kristen Wrydan: Since in Long Island, New York, I surfed a few times on the east side.  Yes, standing then to turn (cut) is a challenge for me and to cut in back . I was able on a long board to get one foot for a hang 5.

Nash Laville:  My shoulders dislocate when I paddle.
Kristen Wrydan: I would help that like we did in martial arts, use Vasaline to protect the friction and forces for sparring and surfing. So I am responsible to free associate, lol, since you are semi-conversable.  Smiles.  Ok.

Nash Laville: (In best Marlon Brando impression) "get the butter". Let's see what this place has. There is a place at the end in a tree where the wave starts I've always wanted to see.  I feel like a judge sitting here
Kristen Wrydan: Are you a judge?

Nash Laville: No.
Kristen Wryden: Did you get sleep?

Nash Laville: Yes.
Kristen Wrydan: Sweet.

Nash Laville: I ate.
Kristen Wrydan: Did your diet include all the foods in the pyramid?

Nash Laville: Did you hear? They found some primo camel jerky in the pyramids.
Kristen Wrydan: So the camel get barbecued?  Or actually cured.

Nash Laville: Smoked.
Kristen Wrydan: Yes, smoked.

Nash Laville: With salts. Cured.
Kristen Wrydan: Would be a delicacy.

Nash Laville: Wrapped in mummy cloth? It is! It's the best. Especially the top of the hump.
Kristen Wrydan: My dad smoked camel cigs long time ago.

 Nash Laville: I rest my case. Have you ever judged?
Kristen Wrydan: No.

Nash Laville: Me either, though I have been accused of it.
Kristen Wrydan: I would need to surf in a SLSA comp before I would get in judge school.

Nash Laville: I believe you.
Kristen Wrydan: It's a precious great privilege to have the selection to do. Judge.

Nash Laville: Dig. Just hard to get trained.
Kristen Wrydan: Camera work is required as well as being totally impartial.

Nash Laville: So from what I see now...your take off/ popup / entrance...the first moment into the  wave must really account for a lot.
Kristen Wrydan: And quick eyes and attentive patience with experience as surfer, too.

Nash Laville: I've been practicing
Kristen Wrydan: Great!!

Nash Laville:  But still I keep bellying.
Kristen Wrydan: Remember Nash, the first wave is usually a conservative ride. The last two get it on.

Nash Laville: Dig.  Usually I'll prefer just to sit one out and observe the second one.
Kristen Wrydan: There may a rather vast gulf between soul surfing and comp surfing so experience in comps is required at first to strike big and for judging. First of all, the sim may have a lot of lag due to population, and spikes.

Nash Laville: I got spikes.
Kristen Wrydan: I'm sure you rode in comp before.

Nash Laville: Yeah A fun comp.
Kristen Wrydan: Maybe in the da Chi days?

Nash Laville: Like, 2012. It was for the Montego Fun Comp, it says. I got a trophy.
KrisWryden: OK.  I have been in four comps that didn't SLSA count. I made finals in two.

Nash Laville: Wow.
Kristen Wrydan: Once was at HP5 Crab Island actually.

Nash Laville: Aha, on the Teahupo'o.
Kristen Wrydan: Colleen wanted me there. Yes, I could tear that up today if Leo's (Leogarto Burt) sim was there.  I practiced for almost a year at Crab Island.

Nash Laville: I can rez one for you.
Kristen Wrydan: I have one.

Nash Laville: Let's rezz them BOTH!  I feel like surfing.
Kristen Wrydan:  Ok, I will need to change clothes...or walk like an angel.

Nash Laville: The angel walk sounds nice. Would you like a Chicklet?
Kristen Wrydan: I have Alkloids, ty.

Nash Laville: )
Kristen Wrydan: Oops.  TMI.

Nash Laville: Ahaha. Do you like surf flicks?
Kristen Wrydan: I never watch them. I sometinmes post them on Facebook.

Nash Laville: Woah.
Kristen Wrydan: I get attention when I do (giggles).

Nash Laville: I need to check that out...but you have never watched them? Only post?  Takes a swig of beer.  I just crank up the sunshine.........see the ocean spray a lil....... everything beautiful and bam.....hit  it and carve.
Kristen Wrydan: Flying is hard now since I went to big jetliners.

Nash Laville: But you get more air. What music have you been listening to?
Kristen Wrydan: 21 pilots. Ok, let's surf.  I will change and join you.

Nash Laville: Thank you.
Kristen Wrydan: TY for evening. Word peace.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Second Life Surfing Association Awards Ceremony and Board of Directors

Photos courtesy Nash Laville

It was tres elegance for the Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) awards event last Saturday with those attending asked to dress formal and everyone dresssed to a "T".  Check out for details.

Awards ceremony

Current Sitting SLSA Board of Directors

Surfin' Safari Day 4

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

Another night of driving brings the SLurfers to their next destination. They feel their exhaustion melt away as they begin to unpack camp and check out the latest waves. Shagwong Cove offers a variety of waves, breaking in different spots. Today will be another incredible day of fun, relaxation and surfing!

SurfWatch Fashion Focus: Tres Chic

Submitted by Valerie Lavender

There's more to the Second Life (SL) surf scene than the wave.  Beaches are full of dudes and babes checking each other out and checking out the latest in beach fashion.  Stay tuned for Valerie's regular series on SurfWatch Beach Fashion.

Hi Beach Babes!

I found this sizzling red hot bikini at the event called "Tres Chic".  It is located at set at - You still have time to visit as this Tres Chic round does not end until August 10th.  The events are very busy this time of year with all of the summer releases!

Name of Bikini:  ARSNL:  Laced Up Top in Red & ARSNL:Laced Up Bottom in Red - Fatpack and/or other colors available.
Shoes:  in red; MVD Tied Up Shoe Leather - fatpack and/or other colors available.
Model:  Valerie Lavender
Location: Solace Dreams (owned by Second Life Surfing Association)

Hair:  DeLa - "Lacey" in Blondes
Head:  CATWA AnnaGrey
Appliers:  Dee Tale Z Appliers Catwa Head Face Gaby Mixed Type
Body:  Maitreya Lara 3.5
Shape:  Custom by Nash

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Surf Camp HP5 Continues at the Home of Surfing and the SLSA - Solace Dreams

Submitted by Opal Rivers

The HP5 class at the Home of Surfing in SL and the SLSA, Solace Dreams was a full house on a brilliant day for surfing.  With the lag under control the surfers took to the waves to learn a new board and work on their form.
Bodhi Lowtide in the mist

Mick Lunasea showing how it's done

The After Party at Duffy's (Hummingbird Point)

JT Castaneda and Shilow working the wave

Day 3 on Safari - Lazy Daze Surf Beach

With the sun slowly setting, surfers catch those last waves in the last rays and prepare to snuggle around the fire, fluffing up the sleeping bags for another night under the stars.

Surfin' Safari Day 2

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

The SLurfers have taken their last photos of Kanaloa Beach and headed on to their new location!  When they arrive at Lazy Daze, their eyes immediately light up at all the amazing activities illuminated by the gorgeous sunset!  They just know today will be an amazing day or surfing, drinking, and playing games!
See you all at Lazy Daze!

Kantbe Serious: Kantbe Found (4 of 7)

Submitted by Kantbe Thursday

Continuing our series of pictures of what may be some lesser known spots on pretty well known surfing locations.  Here’s number four:

Hint:  Some think you’d have to be Crazy to surf here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Surfin' Safari: Day 2

Submitted by Solsty Kismet

The SURFARI VAN is packed up and the SLurfers have hit the road again!  We found another amazing break we're eager to surf at Kanaloa Beach! Join us FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS at this gorgeous shore where we'll spend the day hanging with friends, playing drums, and of course SURFING the day away!