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The First Rankings of the New Season

MAN, this season is already off like a shotgun blast isn’t it? The Mori Pwani Epic Pro Competition ran like clockwork and was a lovely 3 hours long. By contrast, the exciting Mori Pwani Epic Invitational Competition was 7 hours long, and filled with great surfing and AMAZING scores. Congratulations to all the surfers who surfed! We’ve got your individual and team rankings under the cut!

Mori Pwani Pro Competition Results

The opening competition of 2010 Season One was held Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 11am. It was a great competition that ran like a Swiss clock! The SLSA wants to thank not only the competitors and spectators that came out, but also the volunteers who assisted with making the competition run smoothly! Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to those advancing to join the Top 20 for the Invitational this coming Saturday.

MoriPwaniProWinners

First Place - Yendor Destiny, Second Place - Bodhi Lowtide, Third Place - Rayzza Rubble; Fourth Place - rain Tigerfish & Fifth Place - sven Homewood (not pictured)

Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to those advancing to join the Top 20 for the Invitational this coming Saturday. Heat draws will be announced shortly on the forum and in-world through the group.

Mavericks WaveWhile we were all at Mori Resort in Second Life enjoying our fun and sun, Real Life’s bravest pro-surfers were battling the waves in The Mavericks Surf Contest®, a half mile off the coast of Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.  During the contest the spectators found themselves inadvertantly becoming a part of the action when rogue waves swept them from the seawall as well as damaging some of the equipment and scaffolding being used by officials, causing the awards ceremonies to be moved to a nearby hotel. Read more about the incident on The Associated Press: here. Also congratulations to the winner Chris Bertish of South Africa, and much respect for all of the surfers who competed in those amazing conditions!

Mavericks Contest Photo © Rick Bucich Photography.

Sponsorship Tier Updates

You may have seen the notecard in-world, but it is also available here, on the website, under Sponsor Services!  That’s right, the new fees tier is up and at ’em here on the web.  Please check it out and contact a director if you wish to become a sponsor.  As soon as we have our Season One Sponsors lined up we’ll be putting them up on that same page! So keep checking in on us!

Sponsor Services Page

2010 Season 1 Fixtures & Survey

The SLSA 2010 Season 1 fixture dates and locations have been announced and are as follows:

Mori Pwani
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mori%20Pwani/122/208/22
February 13th – Pro
epic, longboard
February 20th – Invitational
epic, longboard

Bundoran WOI (Pipes & Fluffs)
March 20 – Pro
March 27 – Invitational

Monkey Cove (Sunset 200)
April 10 – Pro
April 17 – Invitational

Southend/Stables (Fluffy only)
May 15 – Pro
May 22 – Invitational

Archipelago (Montego Title)(multiple waves)
June 12 – Pro
June 19 – Invitational

The board type for the last 4 comps will be announced soon

For Updates and Registration News Please Visit the SLSA Forum at:
viewforum.php?f=8

Registration for Mori opens on Sunday Feb. 7th, noon SLT

Also the 2010 survey results are in! Read them on the forum.

Let us know what you think.

We want to know, really! Check out the 2010 Members Survey and let us know your opinions on some of the important and upcoming issues the SLSA is facing! Click here for the survey.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We’re accepting applications for venues for the first season of 2010. If you think your sim is the awesomest thing since sliced bread and should be used fill out the survey!

The Survey!

Mele Kalikimaka!

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Season's Greetings from the Directors!

The SLSA and Surfwatch threw a joint fundraiser at the SLSA sim just after Christmas.  The party was a rousing success with plenty of presents for all, holiday trivia, and music of course.  The board thanks Ashleigh Dickins for DJing, Tauri Tigerpaw and Kitzie Lane for both providing live entertainment!  All tips benefitting the SLSA!  Additionally a mini-comp was held after the last performance and a group of  surfers battled it out on the waves, with Wilfrid Decuir taking home first, Bobbi Laval and Velvetori Twine taking second and third respectively.  They took home little trophies of SantaAbel!  Congratulations surfers!

The winners and Santa!

The winners and Santa!

2009 Season 2 End of Season Awards and Stats!

First of all, thanks to everyone who came to the Rocky Horror Picture Show party the night prior to awards.  It was a lot of fun seeing everyone’s garters and lacy lingere.  The movie itself is so full of fun and absurdities that it’s a great way to release some steam and celebrate the end of a season.  Big thanks to the fabulous Desirae Beaumont for dedicating her DJing time!

And then came the awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all of the winners of this years awards.  The board is proud of the way the ceremony went with very few complications, and would like to thank all of the attendees for coming and having some fun with us as we honored this season’s greats.  Now we honor them again here in print:

Novelty Awards:
Best Competition Location:
Mori Pwani
Best Gesture:
Haka
Best Song To Surf To:
Muse – Uprising
Advanced to round 2 the most:
Tie between 2 people who advanced from R1 3 times! Robbin Ember and Cymindra Deschanel
Craziest Outfits:
(TIE) FollowingWaves Sibru and Socks Clawtooth
Crowd Clown:
VW Sands
Favorite SLSA Venue Performer:
Tauri Tigerpaw
Funniest Drunk:
Tauri Tigerpaw
Loudest Cheerer:
Desne Aabye
Most Likely to Break/Lose a Board:
Kimmy Jigsaw
Most Likely to fall asleep during the comp:
Abel Halderman
Most likely to retire:
Robin Mapp
Most likely to say they’re retiring but not.:
SexyBoy Oh
Most Improved = Person who made biggest rank jump between last and this season:
VW Sands
Most Memorable Moment:
Colleen vs. Jac’s Surf off in the semi finals at Mori
Most Spectacular Crash:
goes to Linden Labs, for restarting Sol Mananero in the middle of the comp!
Rookie of the Season = Person w/ Highest rank who didn’t surf last season:
Sally LaSalle
Worst Gesture:
Haka
Worst Lag:
Dooobie
Worst Wave Luck:
Cymindra at Montego, Second Epic Panel not rezzing

Angel Award:

The new Angel Award went to Sally LaSalle. It’s given to someone who has done good for the community as a whole without expecting anything in return, and is inspired by the quote ‘Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?’

The top 3 teams were:
1st- Reef Riders
2nd- Tai Chi
3rd- Tsunami

The top 5 surfers were:
1st- Desirae Beaumont
2nd- SexyBoy Oh
3rd- Socks Clawtooth
4th- Colleen Brennan
5th- Wilfrid Decuir

Hall of Fame New Inductees:
Desirae Beaumont
Sexyboy Oh
Abel Halderman
Tauri Tigerpaw