Meet your new Directors! March 1st 2018

The SLSA is delighted to welcome our 2 new directors, giavannamarie.melody and RichieMarley, as only 2 people stood for the 2 available positions no vote will be required as stated in the SLSA constitution. Cheers for stepping up guys, its gonna be a blast! You can read both candidates statements below.

A huge thank you to both Annie and Petra for their amazing commitment to SLSA, you guys have earned a well deserved rest, cheers guys! In the event that the number of eligible candidates be equal to the number of open directors’ seats; a vote will be bypassed and the eligible candidates be confirmed as new members of the Board of Directors by auto election.


-Name: richiemarley resident.

-I am able and willing to serve my full 6 month term (sometimes i can get a bit busy for some days because of my rl job).

-No team affiliations.

-No product or sim ownership (i make shapes and sell them but nothing to do with surfing).

-About my background i have been surfing for couple of months in sl, however i had practiced a long time ago. I love the surfing experience in sl because i feel like it fills those days when i can’t surf in rl, plus the community around is really nice and i guess those are the main aspects that bring me into surfing here: the passion for surf and people.
I work as marketer and event manager in rl and i also have experience with social networks as a channel of communication.
In sl, together with my best friend, we used to run some parties with dj’s in our old club.

-My vision to SLSA is helping giving the best virtual surfing experience to the surf community already existing in sl and to new people who wanna try this sport. Basically is helping doing the work done so far and the one to be done, always with the goal of development.
Helping manage and prepare the comps, making events, getting people inspired and motivated, developing the promotion near social networks, and so on.

Thank you!


I Gia Villano would like to run for the open director position within the SLSA. I am willing to serve the full term. I was previously the Co Captain of Reef Riders and now a current surfer for Tai Chi surf team.

I have been a member of the SLSA since 2009 and previously served 6 terms as a director. I believe that I can be an asset to the current board. I have been a part of this organization since 2009 and it has become my passion to serve and help the growth of surfing in SL. My past goals as a SLSA director was to find new sponsors, setup surf events, as well as vote on numerous proposals to help further the growth of the SLSA. One area that I would like to continue to improve is growing our pool of Judges.

My hopes going forward would still be the same. To find new and innovative ways to grow our great organization. I love working with everyone and look have a great work ethic to bring to the table.

~GIa Villano

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