Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Surf Classes at Encinitas

Encinitas on the Grid has begun a series of weekly Wednesday night surfing classes.  The first class will be held at 7PM SLT on Wednesday February 26, 2014.

The title for the first class is "My Sweet Revolution".  The course is designed to discuss the Revolution surfboard menu in detail.  The learn how to match your own unique board preferences to the Revolution board.  You will be shown how to make a long board act like a long board, a gun to act like a gun, and a shortie to be a shortie.

The instructor will also cover the newest features in the board, such as Wax and Surf, and will talk about exciting new features in the upcoming version 2 wax.

Classes will be held at the Encinitas High School in the blue room. Take the stairs to the right and the classroom is the first one upstairs on your left.  Class size is limited to 15 people and will begin promptly at 7PM SLT.  The one hour class is open to anyone interested and is being offered free.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Surf-Jam is Back!!!

Yep, you read that right.  On Saturday, March 8th at 11AM SLT, Vibrations Surf Alliance and San Diego Surf Club are bringing back the historic Surf-Jam competitions with Surf-Jam 20!!

Saturday March 8th, 11 AM SLT

Spectator stand will be set up on Encinitas On The Grid and the competition will be next door at Swamis Beach .

There will be a cash price purse of 10,000L$ (Woooo Hooo!!!!), SJ 20 commemorative Surfboards, and Sands Custom Tri-Fin trophy board for the top 3 surfers.

If that isn't enough fun, there will be a live Jimmy Buffet concert directly after the B final!

In the words of the Big Kahuna himself (OK... so it's really VW Sands):


Welcome to Surf-Jam TWENTY! 

SJ 20 is being brought to you by The Vibrations Surf Alliance and our friends at the San Diego Surf Club.

If you have never surfed in Surf-Jam (SJ) perhaps a short history lesson will bring ya up to speed. Old timers, humor us............................

The VSA Surf-Jam was created back in 2007 to provide Vibes members their own contests in a relaxed and less "serious" environment, mainly for the benefit of new riders to get a taste of the comp scene before heading out to the SLSA events.  As such, SJ tends to have a more relaxed "feel" and I hope you all contribute to that while surfing here :-)

Surf-Jam is NOT an approved or sanctioned SLSA event. This contest has no bearing on your current SLSA points standing. You won´t become famous and have your own salad dressing nor will the sponsors come calling with bazillion dollar contracts. Beer drinking, bong hits and embarrassing moments encouraged. Drama, whining, verbal tolerance.

Surf-Jam 20 will be held on Joaquina waves. Boards are "Surfers Choice".  Ride what you have most fun on. We all have a favorite board. I personally can´t stand boards that rocket me into 300 foot air rides but if that´s your thing go for it. Ride what ya like :-)

We will be using a modified ASP timed heat format of 15 minute heats in the pre-lim rounds and semi`s,  and 20 minutes for both finals.
The top two (2) scores from each of the 6 pre-lims will advance to the semis and the top 4 P3 scores (2 from pre-lims, 2 from semi´s) will advance to the B FINAL. This format keeps 14 of the 24 pre-lim riders in the water and 10 of 12 semi´s riders in the water :-) As always your top 2 waves will be totaled and averaged. Scoring is 0.0 - 10.00 at .5 increments.

Judges and support staff will be on the spectator sim. Only the riders and Marshal on the surf sim. This should create a less laggy environment and lend to the feel of just surfing with your friends which is the whole point ;-)

The B FINAL for places 7 through 10 will be held after the main final. 

ALL riders please TP to the spectator area no later than 10.45 SLT."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Build Your Own Surfboard Class

From Revlon Benoir’s post to the San Diego Surf Club:
Wednesday, February 19th at 7pm SLT, the first in a series of Classes about Surfing in Second Life will held the Encinitas HS

This class is called Build Your Own Surfboard and features the free Do It Yourself Kit.   I will be discussing the kit we will put one together during class.

You will learn how a surfboard works in Second Life.
You will learn how to customize a surfboard
You will get tips and tricks on how to build fast and pretty

Class SIze is limited to the first 10 people

Monday, February 17, 2014

Y'all Know I'm Lazy, Right?

Being basically a lazy person, yet still wanting to help get the work out about things related to surfing in SecondLife™, I have another blog, if you want to call it a blog.  I don't have to due much except set up some search criteria for things related to SecondLife, surfing, blibbity, blobbity, and a little boo.  Then, I get a list of search hit's on a regular basis.  I just have to browse through those and click on the ones I want to appear in my blog... snip, snap, click, clack, and I'm done.

Sure, I can add some text and stuff, but usually some real blog writer has done all that work.

If you'd like to check it out, take a look at my Scoop It! site.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Island Sea Dreams Open Heat Draws

The Island Sea Dreams Open competition is this coming Saturday, February 15, 2014.  Spectator stands are available on the neighboring sim.

As posted in the SLSA forum, the Heat Draws are:

SLSA Open Competition 1, 2014 S1
Island Sea Dreams
11:00 am SL Time, Saturday Feb 15th
Call and check in for first Heat at 10:45
Reminder: Board is HP5 comp rezzer board

KatieLove Adored (RED)
Kristoffer Juneau (BLUE)
EllaAnasstasia (GREEN)
Maryann Maa (ORANGE)
Daphne Yardly-Wayward (PURPLE)
Bradfresh Resident (BLACK)

Mick Lunasea (RED)
Figger Arun (BLUE)
TwanieLee Resident (GREEN)
Rayzza Rubble (ORANGE)
bullet Admiral (PURPLE)
Van Valeeza (BLACK)
columbiana5 (WHITE)

Bobbi Laval (RED)
Michael Romani (BLUE)
Annie Pantie (GREEN)
Curshaw MacTagairt (ORANGE)
CoastieKate (PURPLE)
Lourinho Nizna (BLACK)

Reigndrop Resident (RED)
Dax Verlaine (BLUE)
Diamond Carbetta (GREEN)
Rick Galli (ORANGE)
AlexDanger Resident (PURPLE)
Lyn Naveah (BLACK)
Molly Cadell (WHITE)

Sally LaSalle (RED)
Wilfrid DeCuir (BLUE)
Missy Lovesu (GREEN)
Nicolette1Nico2Kikki (ORANGE)
Rachel Emodemon (PURPLE)
Bri Graycloud (BLACK)
DiegoLaJolla (WHITE)

Top Twenty Surfers Pre-Qualified for Pro Event:
Sunrize Mornington
Maldrul Morris
Robin Mapp
WillowWynn Resident
Cierra Theriac
Zelda Zimberman
Harbor Piers
Lilly Kona
Alvaro Pevensey
Monq Mapp
Robbin Ember
Petra Xaris
Sarah Pevensey
Colleen Brennan
Dax Kona

EC - Bobbi Laval
HJ - Maldrul Morris
J - Rob Mapp
J -
MA - Neptune Maa
SO - JohnnyWhadd
DJ - Pronvelle Cristole