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Rank point rule change

In the past few seasons the SLSA had a rule in place that allowed every surfer to skip their worst competition result in the season, that is only the best four results counted for the final rank. That rule is still in place, however for those who volunteer to judge a Pro competition, the SLSA has another solution in place now.

Surfers that act as Pro event judges, will be given rank points for that event equal to their average surfing place for the season.
The average position for the judge volunteer will be recalculated as new surf placings for that surfer are achieved during the season.
Only one event will be eligible to be scored this way per surfer.

Only judges will be scored this way, as other staff positions can surf and do perform their role at the same time, and judges for Pro events are still difficult to enlist.
Calculation of overall season rank based on this change shows typically a one place improvement for judge volunteers.
Without judges there are no events, and this rule change is designed to encourage more surfers to help out and to judge one event during the season.

SLSA Sponsor New Additional Benefits

This Season SLSA Sponsors will be given a new benefit for the continued and generous support that allows us to keep running fun and successful competitions.

The SLSA is pleased to announce that SLSA Sponsors will now be able to direct market to the entire (900 plus) SLSA group a number of times per month, based on their level of sponsorship as follows.

  • Gold Sponsors twice per month
  • Silver Sponsors once per month
  • Bronze Sponsors once every 2 months


Messages will be submitted to the Sponsor Manager, who will then send them to the group using the SLSA’s Postmaster Messaging Gadget. Messages can include a notecard, landmark, object, texture or any combination of these. The Postmaster system sends messages when people are online to ensure delivery, and each Sponsor Message will be queued for 24 hours, to target members coming on line, after 24 hours, the remaining unsent messages will be sent as offline messages.
Because the messages will be sent via the SLSA Sponsor Messaging system, members may choose to opt out of receiving messages, however, we would encourage all members to take the time to support our generous sponsors.
Messages will also be posted to the SLSA Facebook page and tweeted through the two SLSA Twitter Channels.


SLSA New Individual and Team Sponsorship levels

The SLSA is pleased to announce a stream of sponsorship for Individuals and Teams.
In addition to our existing commercial sponsorship levels, Individuals and Teams will be able to sponsor the SLSA season, with the new “SLSA Booster” program. The revenue from his stream of will be pooled, divided and donated evenly to the 5 surf venues that so generously, provide a place for all of us to enjoy surfing competition at their expense.
The Individuals SLSA Booster Program will have 3 levels of Individual sponsorship

  • Diamond 6000L per season, Diamond Dog tag, Name on Diamond Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands
  • Ruby 3000L per season, Ruby Dog tag, Name on Ruby Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands
  • Emerald 1000L per season, Emerald Dog tag, Name on Emerald Rotating Sponsor Panel on the Sim and on the Competition Stands

Individuals will also receive a special recognition Tag in the SLSA Group.

Team Boosters are for Surf Teams they will be set at 5000L per Season and will have the Team Flag fly over the Spectators stands for the season. Also a plaque of recognition given for in the teams Clubhouse.

Solace Dreams party, celebration and fundraiser!

On Saturday, January 14, 2012 the SL Surfing Association will be holding a surf event at Solace Beach and Solace Dreams. It is not only a fundraiser for Solace Dreams, but also a party, and a celebration of all January birthdays and rezdays, a celebration of life in general ;-), with multiple raffle boards and awesome prizes, and a mini-competition.

Where: Party on Solace Beach, surfing on Solace Dreams

The mini-comp will be a SSI board of choice on Solace Dreams. The waves are already set up if you wish to check them out. 🙂  There is a limit to 15 surfers so sign up early. If you wish to surf contact Sunrize Mornington – first come – first serve.  Trophies and special prizes will be handed to the top three surfers.

Party site at Solace Beach:

Mini-competition at Solace Dreams:


We also need volunteers for this event. This is a good way for new judges to get in some practice before next season.


Join us on Saturday, January 7, and lets celebrate!

2011 SLSA Season 2 Ceremony and Awards

On Saturday, January 7 2012 at 11am SLT at Solace Beach the SL Surfing Association will hold the Season 2 2011 Ceremony.

The event will include introduction of the season top 10 surfers, top 3 teams, special awards winners, Angel Award and Sportsmanship Award winners as well as introduction of the new SLSA Hall of Fame members.

Four of the awards to be handed at the ceremony must yet to be voted by the SLSA members. If you wish to submit your vote in the awards survey, please visit

New SLSA home

Why? Because it’s a great opportunity!

1. Surfing events will be advertised to the community of over 6000 people community
2. SLSA events will also be placed on notice boards throughout the estate
3. Sim is placed next to the hub of the estate
4. The sims surrounding the new Sim have a beach and coastal resort theme, and will blend naturally and seamlessly with the SLSA sim
5. SLSA officials and managers will have management rights to a parcel on the adjacent full sim, that will be used for our events and rezzing spectator stands etc.

The change will be made without any additional cost for the SLSA. We will also continue to pay exactly the same low cost for the sim as we have been paying so far.

SLURL for the sim: (please note, the sim is currently work in progress)


What is the reason for this move right now?
The directors are taking proactive measures, to address some of the major concerns of the SLSA members, namely taking measures to improve membership and competition participation. Access to a large vibrant community provides an opportunity to do this in a mutually beneficial partnership.

So is this sim going to impact existing and future surf sims?
One of the primary missions for this sim, is to act as a hub, an information center, that can independently direct surfers to other surfing facilities within SL, the SLSA remains committed to spreading the word about surf sims to all its members. In addition, the more active members we have, the more visits each of the surf sims can expect.

Will Members be able to rez there?
Yes, the SLSA members will be able to rez anywhere on the sim. Designated builders within the group, will manage the facilities and will return stray prims on a regular schedule. Thanks to such solution, the SLSA members will have a far greater sense of ownership and benefit from this asset that we all help to pay for. This will be a sim that all members can fully use and enjoy.

What happens to Archipelago our current sim?
Archipelago will be turned back over to its owner. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the owner for their generous hosting of the SLSA over the past two years, we wish them very much the best for the future.

SLSA 2011 Season 2 Final Rankings!

The final rankings for the SLSA 2011 Season 2 have been posted, both individual and team one.

On behalf of the SLSA Board of Directors I would like to thank all the surfers, staff members including judges, marshalls, security officers, event coordinators, DJ’s, as well as our wonderful hosts – owners or managers of James Isle, Jaguar, Tsunami, Chi and Bundoran Reef – for their hard work and devotion to having the competitions organized and ran the best and most fun possible.

As every season, the SLSA will be holding the end of the season ceremony. Due to upcoming Christmas, the most probable date for the celebration is the first week of January.

It’s a celebration! It’s a mini comp! It’s a raffle!

When: December 12, 2011 12pm (noon) till 4pm SLT
Where: Party on James Isle, surfing on Archipelago
It’s a fundraiser for Archipelago and a celebration of all December birthdays and rezdays.

We will be having a mini comp. The mini comp will be a SSI board of choice on Archi. The waves are already set up if you wish to check them out. There is a limit to 15 surfers so sign up early. If you wish to surf Contact Sunrize Mornington by midnight slt December 11, first come first serve! Trophies for the top 3 surfers. WE ALSO NEED 3 VOLUNTEER JUDGES FOR THE EVENT. This is a good way for new judges to get in some practice before next season!

Maldrul Morris has kindly donated his time to rock us as our DJ. Be sure to hit him up for a request.
There is also going to be several items we are raffling off on raffle boards.

Bundoran farewell


On Saturday, December 10 at 11am SLT the SLSA will be having the last competition at Bundoran Reef before its departure. Thirty surfers have registered for the contest and the Open and Pro events have been combined. We’re expecting some of the best surfing actions on the rocky wave setup at Bundy! Come root for your friends and favorite surfers at 11am SLT on Saturday. See you in the spectator stands!