Tag: "2008"

December 2008 Election

December 1, 2008, we held our most recent election to fill 3 open director positions on the board. 94 members were eligible to vote, and 24 voted. The election was made easy by having 3 awesome candidates to vote on. The result was Sally LaSalle re-elected to an additional term as director, joined by Carenahh Kuu and Mick Lunasea. Sally has a long history of leadership and experience with the SLSA. Carenahh comes to us as a former SLSA board member, surf sim owner and SLSA judge. Mick is a surf instructor, coach, team captain and ranked competitor. All 3 will bring valuable assets of experience and expertise to their term as director on the board of the SLSA.

Stepping down this term are Ashleigh Dickins and Colleen Brennan. These dedicated directors have contributed so much to the SLSA, and we look forward to their continued involvement as advisors.

Our next election will be March 1 when the director positions filled by VW Sands and Tauri Tigerpaw will be up for election. Please be sure to vote – this is your organization!

SLSA welcomes new Directors!

September 1st was a scheduled election for 2 positions on the SLSA director board.  We had 3 great candidates all of whom are great contributors to the surf scene already.  82 members were eligible to vote in this election. 39 members votes and the results were that VW Sands and Tauri Tigerpaw were elected to office.   Congratulations to our two new directors 🙂 wishing you a big perfect waves and much jolification 🙂

Directors stepping down after there full term were Radical Twang and Milo Voss.  The membership of the SLSA owese both these guys a debt of gratitude, seeing the association safely through some trechorous waters includint eh introduction of Havok 4 system and a constiutional crisis in which the association was left with only 2 directors.   Well done guys and your deeds and efforts and love for the sport will long be remembered! 🙂

Welcome to the new SLSA website :)

The SLSA board has moved the SLSA web site to a new host and hosting will be automatically paid via SLSA funds. (hosting is $6.95 (1850L) per month).
The Site has been revamped in terms of look and feel and up dated with all the latest versions of the content management software (wordpress for the main site and phpBB for the forum).
We still have some work to do to refresh the existing content, and by all means would welcome suggestions from the members.
The forum has a lot of new features and should help to make it more interactive and fun!

Watch this space for updates and new stories!! 🙂

Thor Bishop ShortBoard Pro @ El Corazon

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The Misfit Surf Team have taken Title for El Corazon in Tribute to SL Surfing great and Hall-Of Famer Thor Bishop.

Come along next Saturday for what will be a moving and exciting event as the season one Champion is decided on Thor’s beloved short boards!! … El Corazon is a beautiful and very challenging break, there is going to be some amazing surfing and hot competition as all the surfers pull out all stops to grab the Trophy and the Season Championship!
11:00am SLT on June 14th

the SLSA’s final competition of the Season is scheduled
@ El Corazon,

Registrations are closed.

Heat Draws and Heat Times are posted in the forum

(info packs will be sent to surfers and staff later today)

Habla El Corazon

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Its nearly time!!

To ‘Listen to you heart’

11:00am SLT on June 14th

the SLSA’s final competition of the Season is scheduled
@ El Corazon,

Registrations are OPEN on the forum!!

The Great SLSA Survey – Results Available

The Great SLSA Member Survey is Open

Have your say about how to make your great association even better 🙂

Results will be published to the members and anonymity is optional!.

Click Here to take survey

Hot Surfers Burn Up the Neart Epic

Congratz to ALL the surfers that competed in yesterday’s Reaction LongBoard Epic @ Neart in the West of Ireland Charity SIM group. We all saw some really hot and excellent surfing all day, it was very cool to be up in the judges area and watching all the action up close! At Neart, the SLSA trialled a new wave count system where each surfer gets an equal number of waves in the Semi’s and Finals. I think it worked well and didnt cause a large time blow out which was our main worry before the event. Let the SLSA know your opinion about how that worked over at this post in the forum.

The result was made extra exciting when we had ties for 2nd place in the first and second semi finals. With 8 final qualifiers we had to call a lightening tie-breaker to select 3 surfers to join Pova, VW and Christine who had won their respective semi finals and had automatically qualified for the final. The tie-breaker saw some of the best surfing of the day as the 5 2nd place qualifiers battled with everything they had for that spot in the final. Quench, Paeida and Desne all made it through and made the final an exciting and hard fought contest.

The Results of the Final were as follows:

  • 1st place QUENCH spotter with 17.83
  • 2nd place VW Sands with 17.50
  • 3rd place Christine Daffodil with 17.16
  • 4th place Pova Rustamova with 16.66
  • 5th place Paeida Allen with 16.50
  • 6th place Desne Aabye with 16.00

The overall Season Title is open to virtually anyone in the top 8 and 2nd and 3rd place title open to more! See all the Rankings here. Christine, VW and Desne have all improved there positions in the top ten and Quench’s win saw him rise from 47th to 11th place overall!!

The happy place getters manbo!ing to the crowd!
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Our thanks to all the competitors and to all the volunteers, and a special mention to Tauri Tigerpaw who took out the inaugural Sportmanship Award.. Tauri was totally ace on the day and looked out for and after all the surfers (and judges) so well, gratz Tauri 🙂

A big thank you to the West of Ireland charity group and the professional staff that helped make the day a successful and smooth one. Be sure to help out their very worthwhile charity Project Children.

Last but not least a huge thanks to all the sponosrs that make the prizes and volunteer payments possible. Do yourself a BIG favour and check out the great products and sims that these people have made for all of us to enjoy.

Reaction Longboard Epic @ Neart

Saturday May 24th at 11:00am will be the 4th competition in the SLSA season, to be held at the Neart SIM in the West of Ireland charity group of sims.

35 or SL’s best surfers have registered in what will be a great days test of skill plus a whole heap of fun!!

A lot is at stake with almost all of the surfers having a chance at the Title with two comps left in the season.
If you would like to come and watch this event there is a spectator stand set up in the Bundoran Sim right next to Neart

Spectator Location