Tag: "Longboard"

The First Rankings of the New Season

MAN, this season is already off like a shotgun blast isn’t it? The Mori Pwani Epic Pro Competition ran like clockwork and was a lovely 3 hours long. By contrast, the exciting Mori Pwani Epic Invitational Competition was 7 hours long, and filled with great surfing and AMAZING scores. Congratulations to all the surfers who surfed! We’ve got your individual and team rankings under the cut!

Mori Pwani Pro Competition Results

The opening competition of 2010 Season One was held Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 11am. It was a great competition that ran like a Swiss clock! The SLSA wants to thank not only the competitors and spectators that came out, but also the volunteers who assisted with making the competition run smoothly! Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to those advancing to join the Top 20 for the Invitational this coming Saturday.

MoriPwaniProWinners

First Place - Yendor Destiny, Second Place - Bodhi Lowtide, Third Place - Rayzza Rubble; Fourth Place - rain Tigerfish & Fifth Place - sven Homewood (not pictured)

Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to those advancing to join the Top 20 for the Invitational this coming Saturday. Heat draws will be announced shortly on the forum and in-world through the group.

Mavericks WaveWhile we were all at Mori Resort in Second Life enjoying our fun and sun, Real Life’s bravest pro-surfers were battling the waves in The Mavericks Surf Contest®, a half mile off the coast of Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.  During the contest the spectators found themselves inadvertantly becoming a part of the action when rogue waves swept them from the seawall as well as damaging some of the equipment and scaffolding being used by officials, causing the awards ceremonies to be moved to a nearby hotel. Read more about the incident on The Associated Press: here. Also congratulations to the winner Chris Bertish of South Africa, and much respect for all of the surfers who competed in those amazing conditions!

Mavericks Contest Photo © Rick Bucich Photography.

2010 Season 1 Fixtures & Survey

The SLSA 2010 Season 1 fixture dates and locations have been announced and are as follows:

Mori Pwani
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mori%20Pwani/122/208/22
February 13th – Pro
epic, longboard
February 20th – Invitational
epic, longboard

Bundoran WOI (Pipes & Fluffs)
March 20 – Pro
March 27 – Invitational

Monkey Cove (Sunset 200)
April 10 – Pro
April 17 – Invitational

Southend/Stables (Fluffy only)
May 15 – Pro
May 22 – Invitational

Archipelago (Montego Title)(multiple waves)
June 12 – Pro
June 19 – Invitational

The board type for the last 4 comps will be announced soon

For Updates and Registration News Please Visit the SLSA Forum at:
viewforum.php?f=8

Registration for Mori opens on Sunday Feb. 7th, noon SLT

Also the 2010 survey results are in! Read them on the forum.

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!
Neart Champs 3

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

Monkeh Barrel Pro

Wow! What a day. There were some major issues regarding Second Life and the server that held the Monkeh Barrel sim, but thanks to all our wonderful members and staff, we were able to pull it off. Pova Rustamova was able to conquer the lag and push on towards a 1st place finish. Here are your finalists:

1. Pova Rustamova

2. Lanelle Saunders

3. Milo Voss and Timbo Flanagan (tied)

5. Vic Bonetto

6. Bailey Dazy

7. Kimmy Fitzgerald

Pushing on to the half way mark of the season. Next contest is at Surfline.

DeVinna Toll Wins Majini Pipeline Pro

Kicking off the 2008 SLSA season at Majini, DeVinna Toll showed the entire surf community she was a force to be reckoned with. It truly was a close contest all around with some great surfing. Here are your top 6 finishers:

1. DeVinna Toll

2. Colleen Brennan

3. Ritch Goalpost

4. Pova Rustamova

5. Bobbi Laval

6. VW Sands

Get stoked as the next event moves on to Monkeh Barrel with just 4 contests left in this season.

Congratulations Gypsie Summers!

At the second SLSA longboard competition, held on July 14th at Crab Island, Gypsie Summers held off some very close competition for the win. The entire competition was hard fought and the finishings well earned!

Rounding out the top 4:

1. Gypsie Summers
2. DeVinna Toll
3. Jhuriel Hax
4. Tightline Kidd

Congratulations to everyone who surfed! It was a great day.