Archipelago Competition Series Registration Open!

The SLSA ‘Season Of Classics’ is about to start. REGISTRATION for the first season series is now OPEN!

You can register at: http://surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1677

If you do not have a SLSA forum account yet, please create one to register for the Archipelago series.

The series is open to every SLSA member. The Open competition with take place on Saturday Aug 20th and start at 11am SLT; the Pro one – on Saturday Aug 27th, and start at 11am SLT as well.

Let’s have a great comp!

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Archipelago/198/109/21

SLSA 2011 Season 1 Awards Ceremony

SLSA 2011 Season 1 Awards Ceremony

When: July 9, 2011; Noon SLT
Where: Archipelago/James Isle

Be prepared for a fun time and have all your jokes about prepared. The “L” in SL is for Lag, right?

Spectator seating will be mostly in James Isle. Presentations will be on the stage in Archipelago.

SLSA June 22, 2011 Director Elections Results

The June 22, 2011 election results are ratified and final. The 25 voter tallies broke down to the following:

GiavannaMarie Melody : 21
Imzadi Amaterasu: 19
Jac Mornington : 10
Maldrul Morris: 25

On behalf of its members, the Board would like to express its appreciation for the willingness of all of the candidates to serve and extends it’s congratulations and welcome to Gia, Zadi, and Mal.

SLSA Directors Election Re-Vote June 22, 2011

Voting for the 3 open seats of the Board of Directors will officially open at 23:59 SLT on June 21th and will continue thru 00:01 June 23th.

Candidates running are Imzadi Amateras, Jac Mornington, Maldrul Morris and GiavannaMarie Melody. The voting box will be located in the HoF foyer on the SLSA Home sim.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact a member of the Board.

SLSA 2011 Season 1 Tsunami Beach Competition

Tsunami Beach

 

For the first time in SLSA history, one of Luscious Starship’s LSD waves, the 80m Wilf’s Waimea will be used in a competition. To paraphrase from the LSD wave description:

The wave is 80m wide, 60m deep, and 15m high. The surfing surface is 3 prims and half of the surfing surface has a “hook” or “roof”. The open half of this wave is a straight up bi-directional launching pad. The gentle slope of the wave is suited for beginners and advanced surfers as well allowing maximum freedom of freestyle type surfboard trickery. Be careful not to get overconfident though because the side without the “hook” means you will swim/surf right over and past the wave if you just swim head on into the wave (just like RL!). The texture of this wave is intense and some have said “mean” looking. Like Waimea in Hawaii, this *IS* considered a BIG wave so its appearance reflects the power of its namesake. This wave is also low lag requiring only 2 scripts per wave.

A special thanks needs to go out to Colleen Brennan, VW Sands, and Luscious Starship for all of their hard work trying to come up with the best performing wave set up for this last competition series of this season. This should prove to be great experience for our new surfers, and an opportunity for a new challenge for the experienced old timers

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Tsunami Beach
Open: June 11th
Pro: June 18th
Tsunami Beach
Wave: 80m Wilf’s Waimea
Board: shortboard (SSi 5.1, 5.2, 5.2dlg)

1. The Open event is open for ALL new surfers and also those ranked below 20th place last season or no rank’s. The Open comp will take place next Saturday, June 11th (11am SLT). It will have it’s own winners. There will be podium, awards, trophies and all the fun stuff. All heat winners will advance to a final heat which will determine that overall event winner, winning prize and trophies.

2. All first and second placing riders from the Open will be automatically qualified to compete in the next stage of the event – Pro one taking place on Saturday,June 18th (11am slt). All registered top 20 ranked in the last season surfers are qualified to sure in that competition, as well as heat winners and runners-up from the Open competition. The Top 2 Open scores that don’t automatically qualify to compete will receive wild cards and will also be invited to compete in the Pro.

Meet Your Candidates – June 1, 2011 Election

We have received 5 candidate submissions for the 3 postions to be filled in the upcoming June 1st Directors Election. The following represents the text from the 5 submissions (in no particular order):

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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 two 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 years now, 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.

Thankyou,
~Gia~
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My name is Imzadi Amaterasu but please call me Zadi. I seen the posting on the forums and I am very interested in serving a full term on the SLSA’s Board of Directors. I am a member of Team Tsunami. I do not have a product or sim but I am General Manager of Lightening Video, an SLSA sponsor.

Since joining the SLSA I have found a group of people that are so true and hardworking which is hard to find in SL. My grandfather used to tell me, you get what you put into it. This is so evident in the events and competitions the SLSA has throughout the year and I would love to be apart of that. Being in charge of the staff of LV and the day to day happenings of the store, I know how to see tasks get done from doing them myself or delgating it to others all depending on whichever is more effective to the final outcome, completion.

My vision and hopes for me joinging the SLSA is to be more involved with the best bunch of people and to contribute my skills to help make things continue to flow smoothly .. and have fun doing it!

Thanks for your time in reading my application.

Zadi

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I, Jac Mornington, wish to to stand as a director to serve a full term. I am affiliated with Team Tsunami.

I have been an active member fo the SLSA for over 3 years. During that time I have particiapted in many events as surfer and event staff. I have also hosted and sponsored several events on sims owned and designed by myself for the sole purpose of SL surfing.

I would work to continue the efforts of the SLSA by promoting SL surfing to the community at large. I would work to bring continuity to upcoming competitive events.

I would also work to revise the current competition format, suggesting SLSA go back to one event/month schedule, thus reducing resources (staffing especially) required for the 2 event/month system.

I would suggest exploring comp formats other than the current 3 wave structure that has always been in place i.e. timed heats. Also, I would explore opening competitions to all board makes and waves.

I do not support the SLSA Archipeligo SIM. Instead, I suggest we use those resources and efforts to support event hosting venues, possibly offering a stipend to those sims in return for advertising and promoting SL surfing to the community at large. This would provide surf hosting sims with needed resources and possibly help other sim owners to develop new surfing venues. Fund raisers held in this spirit would go to supporting all our favorite surf sims, and future ones.

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I, Maldrul Morris, am fully willing and able to accept a position as SLSA director if elected.

I currently surf for Team Montego.

I have been competing in SLSA sponsored events since 2008. I am a fair and honest elf with a good work ethic and will do my best to fulfill the duties of SLSA director if elected. I will work tirelessly to guide the SLSA to provide the most fair and balanced events in order to maximize the enjoyment by both veterans and new surfers alike.
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Hi Yawl,
yea, I’m re-apply, and Wick will prolly go nuts, hehe, but i feel I have a duty to, coz I feel passionately about the slsa, and have learned so much that it would be a shame to waste that knowledge..
What do i think I would bring to the slsa? well a background knowledge of what the job is all about for a start , plus I want to get on with what I started to do before I got ill, and that was to take care of Archi, and try and turn it around a bit, and make it a fun sim for us all to enjoy and love.
If yu need more info as to why im re applying, ill do a full interview for yas : )) CK.

SLSA By-election Call for Candidates

As per the SLSA constitution, a by election will be held to fill a recently vacated Director position. CoolKat Delicsio (Carver) will be greatly missed.

If you would like to help keep your SLSA running, please consider standing for election as a SLSA director. You will be elected for the balance of the vacant directors term.

Director Eligibility is outlined in the SLSA constitution Section II.B. The full Constitution is available here on this website or on the SLSA forum.

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; Robbin Ember, Giavannamarie Melody, VW Sands, and Kantbe Thursday.
We will be holding a by election to fill this position as soon as possible. Good luck and thanks for supporting your association.

SLSA West of Ireland Competition at Bundoran Reef

Join us at Bundoran Reef,  location for 2011′s Season 1 third competition series. Competitions will begin at 11AM SL time on April 9th for the Open competition and the following Saturday of the 16th for the Pro, also beginning at 11AM SLT.

The Open event is open for ALL new surfers and also those ranked below 20th place after the Beach Babe series and those with no rank. The Open comp will take place Saturday, April 9th (11am SLT). It will have it’s own winners. There will be podium, awards, trophies and all the fun stuff. All heat winners will advance to a final heat which will determine that overall event winner, winning prize and trophies.

All first and second placing riders from the Open will be automatically qualified to compete in the next stage of the event – Pro one taking place on Saturday, April 16th (11am SLT). All registered current top 20 ranked surfers are qualified to surf in the Pro competition, as well as heat winners and runners-up from the Open competition. The Top 2 Open scores that don’t automatically qualify to compete will receive wild cards and will also be invited to compete in the Pro.

Boards will be SSI Shortboard script 5.1, 5.2 or 5.2dlg; Wave will be the SSi Pipeline.