Submitted by Lissa Pinion
An era is coming to an end with SurfWatch retiring officially. So this will be my farewell to the only publication in the SL Surfing community that consistently
brought us births and deaths, hard hitting interviews and light
hearted expose’s, designers on the surfboard and fashion
scene and an outstanding quarterly in-world magazine as well as all
the breaking news many would not have known about had they not read
I’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals that made
SurfWatch what it is and will always be remembered for Tauri, who
trusted me to be neutral and tell the story, Ashleigh, who worked
tirelessly on the inworld magazine which, frankly was like herding
cats, Kantbe who always brought a light side to any situation...think
of her as the UN of surfing. To all those who I called up and said,
“hey give me your opinion on this”...Thank you. And last but
no-where near least, Barchan, who had a vision and ran with it then
had the brains to turn it over to Tauri to keep it going.
I’m going to miss reading SurfWatch as well as working on it, but I
know someone will step up maybe with their own style and message and
carry on to keep the surf community informed and up to date.
I want to thank all those who trusted us over the years with
information, opinions, and comments. Thank you to V for being patient
when so much of my time was going towards the blog, thank you to
Tauri in believing in my judgement to handle the management of
SurfWatch for two years and thank you to the readers. Without you we
would have never been.