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SLSA Meet Your Candidates

SLSA+logo1as posted in the SL Surfing Association (SLSA) forums:

An election for 2 SLSA Director Positions will be held on August 31st, using a voting machine on Solace Dreams just outside the SLSA Clubhouse.
If you are an eligible voter, (you have competed in one of the last 6 events or volunteered in one of the last 3 events or are a hall of fame inductee), you will received a notice when voting is open.

We sincerely wish to think each of the following candidates, that graciously and selflessly have chosen to stand for election on August 31st. Even before the election we should thank these candidates for their community spirit and willingness to serve.

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Bobbi LaSalle

I Bobbi Laval am willing to stand as a Director in the August 31st 2013 elections. I am able to stand for the whole term baring any unexpected fire assignments. But fire season will be coming to an end soon so if it affects my term at all, it would only be in the beginning.

My affiliations include Reef Riders surf team, however Reef Riders is pretty much inactive at the time and realistically isn’t in contention for anything. I have a small line of surf jewelry and am a SLSA sponsor but it is a very small business, and I do not think that gives me any special standing, nor should it. I would willingly support SLSA even if I didn’t have a business. I do not presently own any surf sims, but I do have admin rights to Chi and Tai and am partnered with the estate owner.

Briefly my relevant background has been as a SL surfer and SLSA competitor. I have been involved with SLSA since the very first comp in 2007. I have previously served two full terms as Director in 2010 and again in 2012. I was a active staff member at West of Ireland and was responsible for teaching surf lessons and managing the surf sims there. I also served as an event host and as part of security staff. I was once partner of a music venue and organized and hosted music events with live musicians. I have been a builder and have some artistic skills as well as basic photoshop skills.

My vision for SLSA is very basic. I have no desire to make any drastic changes in SLSA. My overriding principle for SLSA has always been one of fairness. Issues and changes I have pushed and proposed in the past have been in the interest of fairness more than anything else. I feel SLSA is an amazing organization for and by it’s members. It has withstood the test of time and continues to exist when so many other organizations in SL have failed over time. Being that nobody owns or controls SLSA I feel is the secret to the organizations success. I feel the role of the Directors is to represent the membership as best we can. All that being said, I have had some worries and concerns. I have been concerned about the recent lack of fundraising for our sim Solace Dreams. I have been concerned that we seem to have lost some of our regular season sponsors. I believe that we could be better prepared to run our events. I believe the current Directors all have the best intentions and are doing their very best. I just believe that a director that already has some experience would be an asset to the organization.

I’m sorry to say that I do not have any kind of ambitious vision for SLSA. I think we can take the best from the past with an eye on the future and continue down the path our organization is on. My only hope is that I might be able to help smooth out some of the bumps along the way.

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Robin Mapp

I, Robin Mapp, do hereby submit my intent for candidacy for the Board of Directors of the SLSA. Current Captain and founder of Da Huui, Ex- SLSA Director and advisor, owner of RJ Surf. My intent is to fullfill the term and requirements expected of being elected.

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Johnny Whadd

JohnnyWhadd’s Intent To Run for Directorship Election 8/31/2013

I, JohnnyWhadd, intend on running for directorship within the SLSA. I will running for said directorship as co-captain respresenting DaHui surf team.

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 and therefore, I will apply my best efforts and ideas to assist in the Growth of the SLSA.

Disclosure:
I have read the SLSA Constitution, and understand the importance of how the SLSA is organized and the importance of why it was created.

Cordially,
JW

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SLSA Solace Dreams Short Board Pro Results

SLSA+logo1Solace Dreams Short Board Pro 
Held: Saturday, August 14th
Wave: Maoli Tahiti
Board: SSi Short Board

Today saw perfect conditions for surfing, with a few crashes, and an excellent party in the stands. We would also like to welcome back the Da Hui surf team to SLSA events.
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Finals
1st: Jordan Halderman – 15.50
2nd: Ace Mosely – 14.00 (tie)
2nd: Sunrize Mornington – 14.00 (tie)
4th: Abel Halderman – 13.25 (tie)
4th: Roxy Angel – 13.25 (tie)
6th: Petra Xaris – 12.50

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Semi-Final 1
Ace Mosely – 13.83**
Roxy Angel – 14.33*
Lilly Kona – 12.00
Monq Mapp – 13.00

Semi-Final 2
Robbin Ember – 12.50
Sunrize Mornington – 14.66*
Petra Xaris – 13.33**
Colleen Brennan – 12.33

Semi-Final 3
Maldrul Morris – 10.66
Abel Halderman – 13.50**
Willowwynn – 11.66
Jordan Halderman – 13.66*

*advance to finals as heat winner
**advance to finals as next top-3 scores

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Heat 1
Colleen Brennan – 13.25**
Maldrul Morris – 14.25*
Lilly Kona – 13.75**
Robin Mapp – 12.75
Sarah Pevensey – 10.75

Heat 2
TawnieLee – 8.17
Alvaro Pevensey – 11.83
Mick Lunasea – 12.33
Robbin Ember – 12.83*
RomanDeverearux – 11.00

Heat 3
Sally LaSalle = 11.50
nicolette1nico2nikki – 11.33
Dax Verlaine – DNS
Neptune01 – 12.00
Ace – 15.33*

Heat 4
Willowwynn – 13.33**
Petra Xaris – 13.33**
followingwaves sirbu – 12.00
Roxy – 13.50*
Monq Pinklady – 13.00**
agent Bart – DNS

Heat 5
Sunrize Mornington – 13.83*
Fuzzy Cheeks – 8.67
JohnnyWhadd – 11.00
Jordan Mendle-Halderman – 13.16**
Rose Morgan – 11.16
Diamond Carbetta – 9.17

 Heat 6
Abel Halderman – 14.00*
Dax Kona – 10.16
Cierra Theriac – 12.50
Missy Lovesu – 12.16
Bethany Felisimo – 11.83

*advance to semi-final as heat winner
**advance to semi-final as next top-6 scores

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Staff
Event Coordinator – Dax Kona, Willow Wynn
Head Judge – Bobbi Laval LaSalle
Judge – Imzadi Amaterasu, Nico
Judge – Rayzza Rubble
Marshal – Mick Lunasea, Maldrul Morris
Security – Petra, Alvero, Dax V and Nico
DJ – Nicki

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*Event Rules can be found on the SLSA wiki.

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SLSA Solace Dreams Short Board Pro Heat Draws

SLSA+logo1Solace Dreams Short Board Pro Heat Draws
Saturday, August 14th, 11:00 am SLT
Call for Heat 1 at 10:45 am SLT
Wave: Maoli Tahiti
Board: SSi Short Board

Announced on the SLSA fourms.
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Heat 1
Colleen Brennan (RED)
Maldrul Morris (BLUE)
Lilly Kona (GREEN)
Robin Mapp (ORANGE)
Sarah Pevensey (PURPLE)

Heat 2
Zelda Zimberman (RED)
Alvaro Pevensey (BLUE)
Mick Lunasea (GREEN)
Robbin Ember (ORANGE)
Revy Lunasea (PURPLE)

Heat 3
Sally LaSalle (RED)
nicolette1nico2nikki (BLUE)
Dax Verlaine (GREEN)
Neptune01 (ORANGE)
Ace (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Willowwynn (RED)
Petra Xaris (BLUE)
followingwaves sirbu (GREEN)
Roxy (ORANGE)
Monq Pinklady (PURPLE)
agent Bart (WHITE)

Heat 5
Sunrize Mornington (RED)
Kr1st3n (BLUE)
JohnnyWhadd (GREEN)
Jordan Mendle-Halderman (ORANGE)
Rose Morgan (PURPLE)
Diamond Carbetta (BLACK)

 Heat 6
Abel Halderman (RED)
Dax Kona (BLUE)
Cierra Theriac (GREEN)
Missy Lovesu (ORANGE)
Bethany Felisimo (PURPLE)

Stand-by’s
1. bullet Admiral
2. TawnieLee
3. RomanDeverearux
4. Annie Panties
5. Sticky Sweet
6. agent Bart

*Event Rules can be found on the SLSA wiki.
Competitor Packs and Spectator Stand Landmark to be sent out soon!

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So How Does This SLSA Competition Thing Work? Re-Post

Cie June_croppedThis is a re-post of something I wrote about this time last year… being this is the beginning of a new season and there are lots of new names and faces, this is a good time to throw it out there again.

What seems like such a simple thing can get confusing for new and old surfers alike. You just show up, get on your board, and ride the wave, right?

Yes, but there is a little more that goes into it in order to keep the competitions running smoothly and most of all fun! Virtual world competitions are not set up the same way as RL competitions. First off, we don’t have a week to dedicate to the event. We all have real lives, you know? So there are event rules set up to keep everything running like a well-oiled machine.

For SLSA competitions this is how it goes. Number one – You have to be a member of the SLSA (SL Surfing Association). Just join the group. That’s all there is to it. No fees, no dues. One group slot is all it costs you. Number two- you have to join the SLSA forums.  Why? Two reasons. First, you can keep your eyes open for an announcement for an upcoming competition.  Next… How do you register for a comp? That’s simple, look for the Competition Registration thread and sign up.

There are 2 parts to the event – the Open and the Pro. The Open and the Pro are held on two consecutive weekends. The Pro is for anyone who is ranked in the top 20 (and remembers to register for the competition). The Open is for everyone else. But it is not a guarantee that both the Open and the Pro will be held. If more than 30 surfers register prior to the registration deadline, then both will be held. If 30 or less surfers register, then the two are combined into one event to be held on the date scheduled for the Pro. With me so far?

After everyone is registered, the head judge makes up the heat draws. That is who surfs when and what color jersey (or rashie as we call them) you wear. Shortly before the event the competition organizers send out a notice with the heat draws and a “comp pack”. Inside your comp pack you will find all the possible color combinations of rashies they will use and several note cards full of information about what is going on. Sometimes you find extra goodies too!

Okay so now you are registered and have received your heat draw. What is this heat business anyway? Well, the heats are the group of surfer you will be out on the water with. This can vary from 3-6 surfers depending on how many people have registered and what heat it is. So how do the SLSA  organizers figure out how the heats are set up?  Again the Open and Pro are a little different.

In the Open event, when there are between 11 and 14 surfers registered, surfers are divided into 3 heats.  If there are 15 or more surfers registered, then it is divided into 5 heats.  Part of the Open event is deciding who gets to advance to the Pro event the next weekend. In an Open with less then 15 surfers, the surfers with the 10 top scores in the preliminary heats advance. When there are more than 15  surfers, then winner of each heat and the next top five scorers advance to the Pro event.  Surfers who do not automatically advance are put on “stand-by” for the Pro event, in the order of how they scored, to fill in for any surfers who qualified  and registered for the Pro event, but are unable to surf.

Okay… how does heat set up work in the Pro event? In a Pro event, there should be 30 surfers. They are divided into 6 heats of 5 surfers.  These are the preliminary heats. There is also semi-final heats and then the final heat to determine the winners. In the preliminary heats, the winner of each heat advances to the semi-finals. Then the next top 6 scoring surfers across all heats also advance to the semi-finals. You have to keep your eye on the scoreboard to see who is in the running for those top 6 six scores.  The semi-finals are 3 heats of 4 surfers (12 total). The winner of each semi-final advances to the finals, and then the next 3 top scorers advance. So, we now have 6 surfers in the finals. Winners are naturally then determined by order of scores in the finals.

Still with me? Good.

Scores.  Scores are awarded by the judges. There is a head judge and 2 additional judges. They each give a score for each surfer for each wave.  Surfers get three waves and the two highest scores are then added together. For example, let’s say you get a 5.0 6.5 and a 7.o. The 5.0 is dropped. Your score for that heat is then 13.5.

How are those scores determined? A surfer can receive between a 0.5 and 10.0 for each wave.  Each judge determines how well the surfer performed on that wave. There are guidelines on how to score them, but as with everything in life the guidelines are subjective. More about this in a second.  Scores are broken down into 3 categories; style and control are worth 4 points, tricks are worth 4 points, and length of ride is worth 2 points. To receive the best possible score, a surfer has to blend a good combination of all three categories. For example, style and control is very subjective, but each judge scores consistently throughout a competition based on their interpretation of style and control. Typically, the judges are competition surfers, so they know what the tricks are and their degree of difficulty, this is less subjective. Length of ride is purely objective, did the surfer stay on the wave until the end, and did they belly. This isn’t the olympics and we don’t have instant replay, so don’t get upset with the judges. They are doing their best and are consistently fair. After 5 years of being part of SLSA, as a surfer, a judge, and in other roles, judging has always been the most consistent part of a SLSA competition.

And that is pretty much it. Actually it’s not that complicated… basically you show up, pay attention, follow directions, ask questions, have fun!

Most of all have fun!. There is always a party in the event stands. And being out on the water with your heat buddies is always a good time.

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SLSA Solace Dreams Short Board Open Results

SLSA+logo1Solace Dreams Short Board Open 
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00 am SL Time (SLT)
Wave: Maoli Tahiti
Board: SSi Short Board

– each heat winner advanced to the mini-final;
– all 5 heat winners* and the next 5 best scoring surfers** automatically qualified to compete in the Pro event on August 24th.
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Heat 1
Sarah Pevensey – 10.83**
Maryann Maa – 10.16**
Robin Mapp – 12.33*
EllaAnastasia – DNS
bullet Admiral – 10.00

Heat 2
alliejj – DNS
Robbin Ember – 12.33*
Imzadi Amaterasu – DNS
RomanDeverearux – 9.67
Revy Lunasea – 10.83**

Heat 3
Curshaw MacTagairt – DNS
Rayzza Rubble – DNS
Bethany Felisimo – 12.16*
Xander Lunasea – DNS
AlexDanger – DNS

Heat 4
Roxyangel007 – 13.50*
Rachel Emodemon – DNS
Monq Pinklady – 11.50**
Jadeeast (Annie Panties) – 9.50
MrsSweetAsian (Sticky Sweet) – 8.00
agent Bart – DNS

Heat 5
Diamond Carbetta – 10.50**
TawnieLee – 9.83
Jaytee Cooperstone – DNS
Rose Morgan ( Roselyanna ) – 12.33*
Ace Mosely – 12.33*

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Mini-Final
1st Rose Morgan – 13.33
2nd Ace Mosely – 12.83
3rd Bethany Felisimo – 12.66
4th Robin Mapp – 12.33
4th Robbin Ember – 12.33
6th Roxy Angel – 11.66

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Event Staff:
Event Coordinator: Dax Kona
Head Judge: Abel Halderman
Judge: Sunrize Mornington
Judge: Dax Verlaine
Marshall: Mick Lunasea
Security: Alvero/Petra/ Dax V
DJ: Nicki
Rashies: Dax Kona
Trophies: Lilly Kona

Surfers Pre-Qualified for the Pro event on August 24th:
Sunrize Mornington
Sally LaSalle
Abel Halderman
Willowwynn
Colleen Brennan
Zelda Zimberman
Kr1st3n
nicolette1nico2nikki
Dax Kona
Petra Xaris
Maldrul Morris
Alvaro Pevensey
JohnnyWhadd
Dax Verlaine
Cierra Theriac
followingwaves sirbu
Lilly Kona
Mick Lunasea
Jordan Mendle-Halderman
Neptune01
Missy Lovesu

C’ya all next Saturday, same bat time, same bat channel!

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SLSA Solace Dreams Short Board Open Heat Draws-UPDATED

Solace Dreams Short Board Open Heat Draws-Updated Aug 15, 2013
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00 am SL Time (SLT)
Call for Heat 1 at 10:45 am SLT
Wave: Maoli Tahiti
Board: SSi Short Board

– 5 heat format;
– each heat winner advances to the mini-final;
– all 5 heat winners and the next 5 best scoring surfers will automatically be qualified to compete in the Pro event on August 24th.
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Heat 1
Sarah Pevensey (RED)
Maryann Maa (BLUE)
Robin Mapp (GREEN)
EllaAnastasia (ORANGE)
bullet Admiral (PURPLE)

Heat 2
alliejj (RED)
Robbin Ember (BLUE)
Imzadi Amaterasu (GREEN)
RomanDeverearux (ORANGE)
Revy Lunasea (PURPLE)

Heat 3
Curshaw Resident (Curshaw MacTagairt) (RED)
Rayzza Rubble (BLUE)
Bethany Felisimo (GREEN)
Xander Lunasea (ORANGE)
AlexDanger (PURPLE)

Heat 4
Roxyangel007 (RED)
Rachel Emodemon (BLUE)
Monq Pinklady (GREEN)
Jadeeast (Annie Panties) (ORANGE)
MrsSweetAsian (Sticky Sweet) (PURPLE)
agent Bart (WHITE)

Heat 5
Diamond Carbetta (RED)
TawnieLee (BLUE)
Jaytee Cooperstone (GREEN)
Rose Morgan ( Roselyanna ) (ORANGE)
Ace (PURPLE)

Event Staff:
Event Coordinator: Dax Kona
Head Judge: Abel Halderman
Judge: Sunrize Mornington
Judge: Dax Verlaine
Marshall: Mick Lunasea
Security: Alvero/Petra/ Dax V
DJ: Nicki
Rashies: Dax Kona
Trophies: Lilly Kona

*Competitor Packs and Spectator Stand Landmark to be sent out soon!

Surfers Pre-Qualified for the Pro event on August 24th:
Sunrize Mornington
Sally LaSalle
Abel Halderman
Willowwynn
Colleen Brennan
Zelda Zimberman
Kr1st3n
Dax Kona
Petra Xaris
Alvaro Pevensey
JohnnyWhadd
Dax Verlaine
Cierra Theriac
followingwaves sirbu
Lilly Kona
Mick Lunasea
Jordan Mendle-Halderman
Neptune01
Missy Lovesu
Roxyangel007

I'm ready, ready, ready!

I’m ready, ready, ready!

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SLSA 2013 Season 2 Schedule

SLSA+logo1Venues! Waves! Boards!

The SL Surfing Association (SLSA) has finalized its Season 2 of 2013. Well, mostly… The final event is going to be a surprise 🙂

August 17th (Open) and 24th (Pro)
Place: Solace Dreams
Board: SSi Short Board
Wave: Maoli Tahiti

Sept 14th (Open) and 21st (Pro)
Place: Island Dreams
Board: HP5
Wave: Moali

Oct 12th (Open) and 19th (Pro)
Place: Carpe Diem Surf Two
Board: SSI Long Board
Wave: 100m Jaws

Nov 9th (Open) and 16th (Pro)
Place: Chi
Wave: SSi Fluffies
Board: SSi Short Board

Dec 7th (Open) and 14th (Pro)
Place: Tsunami
Wave: TBA
Board: TBA

Grab your boards and start waxing em up! This is gonna be a good one!

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