SLSA Board of Director Elections

SLSA+logo1Two candidates have been added for consideration for the SLSA Board of Director elections to be held Saturday, June 8th. Running for three vacant seats are Johnny Whadd, Alvaro Pevensey, Petra Xaris, and Dax Verlaine. Eligible voters please take the time out of your busy schedule and stop by Solace Dreams and cast your votes.

Below are the submission by the nominees for you to read:


My Name is JohnnyWhadd and I wish to stand for election and an SLSA Director. I am willing and able to serve the full six month term from the dates needed of me and/or beyond.

As a person who lives life to love, laugh & learn, I have been fortunate enough to provide my efforts and my skillset in a variety of capacities. First, starting in High School, i volunteered at St. Josephs Hospital as an ER tech, then, moved to FLA where I learned to surf in rl and worked as a p/t lifeguard in Grayton Beach. This is where I learned to surf and to love mother ocean. Through the next decade, I found myself helping out with AWARE (animal Welfare and rescue) Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, i am a certified C.E.R.T. officer, Managed fund-raising efforts for the GRRA (Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta), and recently, Have been assisting in the educating of our youth in the areas of our Constitution and 2nd amendment rights. I was taught at an early age that it’s really not about what ya got, but rather what you give! So I am here to be the best person i can, to help and recruit newcomers and to win as many comps as possible. >.<

I would like to gain a healthy knowledge base which would allow for possibly another term as a director.

Being as new as I am to the SLSA, I am gaining more and more of an understanding of what this great organization is all about. At the moment, I really do not see an adverse issue but will keep an open mind to assess and apply my best efforts to resolve.


I have read the SLSA Constitution, and understand the importance of how the SLSA is organized and somewhat of how it operates. it was created in the first place.


I am sending my Intent to run to the currently sitting directors
Cierra Theriac
iLaurenB Resident
Dax Kona
Willowwyn Resident


I’m Alvaro Pevensey, I’m willing and able to commit my time and serve a full term. I’m a Team Tai Chi Zen member, I don’t own any products or teams, I just love to surf.

I started surfing around the start of 2009, On Mori. I also had a hut in Monkey Cove and surfed there as well. I started competing last season, the second of 2012 and absolutely loved it, the atmosphere and the friendships. I see the SLSA as a link between us all, keeping surf alive and helping others to love surfing for the sake of surfing. I’m canadian, in Toronto, I’ve worked in advertising all my life, I’m fully bilingual, english/spanish, and would like to contribute with that to the SLSA and all its members, current and all new members we might turn into surfers.

That’s all, thank you.

– Alvaro


I’ve been a member of the SLSA since January 2012. I am not on a surf team nor am I affiliated with any products or sims.

The time I’ve spent surfing in SL and participating in SLSA surfing competitions, has been an incredible experience for me. When I was first starting, I was helped by other SLSA surfers who generously taught me lessons and tips. I learned so much from them. I now do the same when I meet new surfers or those that would like to try.

I would like to see the SLSA continue on doing the good work they have done in the past. I am willing and able to serve a 6 month term. I hope you will consider my nominamtion for SLSA Director. Thank you.

Petra Xaris

Soy Dax Verlaine, estoy dispuesto a dar mi tiempo y servir por un termino completo como director. Pertenezco al equipo Tsunami, no soy dueño de ningun producto o sim. Solo me gusta surfear.

Empeze a surfear mas o menos en el año 2010, en Mori y Tsunami Beach old, tenia una casa en Monkey y surfeaba ahi tambien. Empecé primeramente a tomar fotos de surfistas y luego a competir la temporada pasada, la primera de 2012 y me encanto competir., la atmosfera, las amistades.. Veo al SLSA como un enlace entre todos nosotros, manteniendo el surf con vida y ayudando a otros a amar el surf por el hecho de surfear. Soy Venezolano, profesor de quimica, hablo solo español e ingles con traductor me gustaria contribuir con SLSA y todos sus miembros, actuales y futuros que podamos convertir en surfers.

Eso es todo, Gracias,

–Dax Verlaine


I’m Dax Verlaine, willing to give my time and serve for a full term as director, I belong to Team Tsunami. I do not own any product or sim or brand and I just love to surf.

I started surfing in SL in 2010 at Mori Pwani and Tsunami Beach. I surfed Monkey Cove as well as lived there. Then I started to shoot photographs of surfers and started competing on the first season of 2012. I see the SLSA as a means to let others know about surfing and to teach them to love surfing. I’m from Venezuela, a quemistry teacher. I speak spanish and english with the help of a translator. I would love to contribute to spread the love of surfing through the SLSA and to help all members in any way I can.

That is all. Thank you.

–Dax Verlaine

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