Archive for January, 2012

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!

SLSA Surfing Home Beach Solace Dreams


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