Author Archive for Maldrul

Registration Is Now Open For Tai Series!

Registration is now open for the SLSA Season 1 2014 Tai series being held March 15th (Open) and March 22nd (Pro)

Please indicate your desire to compete by traveling to the URL: and following the instructions there.

Meet Your Candidates – June 1st Directors Election

We have received 3 candidate submissions for the 3 postions to be filled in the upcoming June 1st Directors Election.The following represents the text from the 3 submissions (in no particular order):


SLSA Directors & Members,

My name is Bobbi Laval. This notecard represents my intent to stand as an SLSA director in the June 1st election. I am willing and able to serve the full term. I am currently co-captain of Reef Riders. I have served one term before as a Director.

I have surfed and finished in the top 10 of every SLSA season, and during the course of those 10 seasons I haved enjoyed teaching and introducing new people to the fun of surfing in SL. I consider myself a surfing mentor and hope to continue in that role. I am a trained Head Judge and have judged in 14 competitions. I have surfed on SSi boards in the SLSA but also on HP boards in the ABSSL and enjoy trying out and testing new surfing equipment and approaches. My vision for the SLSA is to bring in new members and build a new core generation of surfers that can experience just some of the joy that surfing has brought to me.

Yours sincerely,
Bobbi Laval

PS .. While I am willing and able to serve, should 3 other younger members decide to nominate before the deadline for the closure of candidates … then please disregard my nomination as I would very much love to see new people with new ideas taking the SLSA in new and excitng directions.


SLSA Directors,

My name is GiavannaMarie Melody. This notecard represents my request to stand as a director in the upcoming election. I am willing and able to serve the full term. I am currently co captain of Reef Riders. I also own my own clothing line Surfari, which is a sponsor of SLSA. I have served multiple terms as a Director.

I have worked on many SLSA projects. My attitude and work ethic is my greatest assett to the organization. I have been a part of the organization for over 2 1/2 years now, been a SLSA director 4 times and bring a lot of experience to the directorship. My vision for the SLSA is to help it grow as well as continuing to find a way to save our great surfing sims. Over the past tenure on the board, we had great difficulty in finding volunteers for our great events. This is something I wish to continue to focus on should I be re elected.



My name Melian Catronis and I wish to run for a Director’s position with the SLSA. I have the desire and intention to stand for the full 6 month term, if possible.

Team affiliation: Tai Chi Zen.

About me: I have been surfing in SL for a year, though I am not a RL surfer. I find the surfing community for the most part to the core of what SL is supposed to be about–creativity and support, and (with a few exceptions) acceptance of the differences of everyone. I can’t promise that I know what I’m doing, but right now I think there’s a perception that a crisis is brewing in the surfing community over recent events, and if there is some way somebody new can come in and reassure the masses if that’s not true, I’d like to be a part of that.

Thank you.

Call For Candidates, June 1st 2012 General Elections

As per the SLSA Constitution, we will be having a General Election to fill 3 Board of Director positions. The election is scheduled to be held on June 1st, 2012. Exiting Directors are Sally LaSalle, Giavannamarie Melody and Maldrul Morris.

If you would like to help keep your SLSA running, please consider standing for election as an SLSA director. As with all Director positions, the term duration will be 6 months, in these cases from June 1st, 2012 until November 30th, 2012. Applications should be turned in between May 12th and May 19th.

If you wish to stand as a director, please create a note-card (IM’s cannot be accepted) in-world, stating:
your name, your willingness and ability to serve a full term, any affiliations of team, product or sim ownership, and a paragraph or two outlining your background, and your vision for the SLSA.

Send the note-card to all of the current sitting directors; Giavannamarie Melody, Sally LaSalle, Imzadi Amaterasu, Maldrul Morris and Revlon Benoir.

Director Eligibility is outlined in the SLSA constitution Section II.B. and can be viewed in the forum at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1409 or on our web site at

(won’t require a file download).

Good luck and thank you for supporting YOUR association.

Season 10 Series 2 Monkey Cove Open RESULTS

Robbin Ember (RED) 14.00000 *
Lourinho Nizna (BLUE) NS
Lanky Silvercloud (GREEN) NS
sven Homewood (ORANGE) 12.50000 *
NeVenJr Resident (PURPLE) 10.66667

Dixson Martian (RED) 12.00000 *
jayden Domenici (BLUE) NS
bullet Admiral (GREEN) 10.00000
Harbor Piers (ORANGE) 12.83333 *
Rick Galli (PURPLE) 10.33333

Melian Catronis (RED) 9.000000
Mick Lunasea (BLUE) NS
Twixt Mode (GREEN) NS
Toungemy Badger (ORANGE) 13.50000 *
Jordan Mendle (PURPLE) 14.50000 *

Curshaw Resident (RED) 6.833333
Van Valeeva (BLUE) NS
sweetrage4chu jinx (GREEN) 7.166667
Jen Gustafson (ORANGE) 9.666667 *
Trista Potez (PURPLE) 8.666667 *

Sally LaSalle (RED) 14.50000 *
Xander Datura (BLUE) 10.83333
Damiana Babcock (GREEN) 14.50000 *
Katey Spiritweaver (ORANGE) NS
Lourinho Nizna 11.00000

Mini finals
Robbin Ember (RED) 12.16667
Harbor Piers (BLUE) 13.83333
Jordan Mendle (GREEN) 13.50000
Jen Gustafson (ORANGE) 11.83333
Sally LaSalle (PURPLE) 15.00000
Damiana Babcock (BLACK) 14.66667

* = Advancing to Monkey Cove Pro

Standby list (in order of highest scores NOT automatically advancing)

Lourinho Nizna
Xander Datura
NeVenJr Resident
Rick Galli
bullet Admiral
Melian Catronis
sweetrage4chu jinx
Curshaw Resident

Meet Your Candidates – March 1st Election

We have received 2 candidate submissions for the 2 postions to be filled in the upcoming March 1st Directors Election. NOTE: Revlon Benior’s voting eligibility requirement has been waived by the current board in accord with: A current SLSA member who is not an eligible voter may petition the board for the privilege of running for a Director seat. Their petition must state why their candidacy would be a benefit to the SLSA. If the board unanimously agrees that it is in the best interest of the SLSA the eligible voter requirement may be waived. This will be on a case-by-case basis and does not imply an endorsement of the particular candidate.

The following represents the text from the 2 submissions (in no particular order):

I Revlon “Revy” Benoir would like to place myself in consideration of the position of SLSA Director.

I am available for the full term from March 1st, 2012 through August 31st, 2012.

I am affiliated with T’ai Ch’i Zen as a surfer and team lead.

I am a Gold Level SLSA Sponsor and the owner of the Enchanted Break sim. My SIM is currently registered as a venue in the current season.

I am the originator and organizer of the yearly Surf Festival.

My vision for the SLSA mirrors the spirit of my Surf Festivals. The festivals give the community a chance to step back and take a breath and just let surfing in Second Life be fun.

We do this by including everyone and working together. The very first artwork I created said For Surfers By Surfers and I have placed that on ever piece of artwork since that time.

It is my belief that the SLSA is for Surfers By Surfers. I am not going to promise that I will come in and “FIX” any single issue. But I will promise to be open and honest with every surfer that cares to share a concern with me. One of my favorite quotes is from Margaret Mead:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

My name is Imzadi Amaterasu.

I am interested in serving another term on the SLSA’s Board of Directors. I think I could continue to contribute ideas and help see things thru as I have in the past. I believe I am a strong team player and can separate my own interests for whats best for the SLSA community as a whole.

I am a member of Team Surfcrazy. I do not have a product or own a sim myself but I am General Manager of Lightening Video, an SLSA sponsor. I also manage Jaguar and 4 others.

Thanks for your time in reading my application.


Bundoran Reef Pro Registration Reopened


As a gesture of inclusion, flexibility and holiday spirit, registration for the Bundoran Reef Pro has been reopened for the next 7 registrants or Wednesday, December 7th at midnight SLT, whichever comes first.

December 1st Directors Election Results

total voters 36

SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Abel Halderman: 25
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Yari Ziplon: 11
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: GiavannaMarie Melody: 21
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Maldrul Morris: 29
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Sally LaSalle: 22

Congratulations to Abel, Maldrul and Sally!

SLSA Directors Election Open For Voting

Voting will be open until midnight SLT today December 1st 2011

Follow the landmark to the voting machine, click the box and follow the instructions.