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SLSA 2014 Season 1 Schedule Announced

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The first date is for the Open and the second is for the Pro. the top 20 finishers from the previous season will automatically qualify for the first Pro event in February.

Announced on the SLSA forums:

Feb 15th and 22nd
Island Sea Dreams
Wave: Maoli
Board: HP5 (HP5 rezzor board)

March 15th and 22nd
Tai
Wave: SSI Cortes
Board: SSI Shortboard

April 5th and 12th
Da Hui
Wave: Maoli Tahitti
Board: Revolution (pending approval)

May 3rd and 10th
Cape Marauder
Wave: HP Sunset
Board: HP5 (HP5 Rezzor Board)

June 7th and 14th
Tsunami
Wave: TBD
Board: LSD (pending update to board and approval)

We will bring you updates to the schedule as they are announced.

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SLSA 2014 Season 1 Host Sims Wanted

SLSA+logo1Have you ever wanted to host an SLSA competition? Have you hosted one before and want to do it again? Want to show off your awesome surf sim?

Applications to host an SLSA surfing competition for the first season of 2014 are now being accepted. Application are being processed through Survey Monkey.

The season will run from February to June, actual dates yet to be released. In order to host a competition you need two adjoining sims. The actual competition sim can be a homestead sim, but the adjoining sim will need to be a full sim. This is in order to accommodate the spectator stands and all the wonderful people that are competing, watching and supporting the surfers. If you only own one sim, it is possible to rent a sim from Linden Labs for 3 days.

If you are interested check out the requirements and apply!

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SLSA 2013 Season 2 Ceremony

It ain’t a party until you crash the sim. And that we did. But in true SLSA spirit good humor was maintained. Connie DeCosta Luik even offered to move the ceremony over to her sim. But once the San Diego sim came back on line, it performed wonderfully.

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Damn, we are a good looking group

I apologize for not having more pictures, but I crashed 10 times (no not exaggerating) trying to take pictures and gave up.

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No shoes for me, no shirt for Flynn 😉

Individually honored were the staff: Event Coordinators, Judges, Marshals, Security Officers, DJs, Rashie and Trophy Designers, as well as,  the Sponsors and Competition Sims.

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Top Ten – in no particular order

Top Ten Individual Surfers:
1. Abel Halderman
2. Sunrize Mornington
3. Jordan Mendle Halderman
4. Roxy Angel
5. Maldrul Morris
6. Robin Mapp
7. Willow Wynn
8. Cierra Theriac
9. Zelda Zimberman
10. Harbor Piers

Top Three Teams:
1. Tsunami
2. Montego
3. Da Hui

Special Awards were given out for

Angel Award: Cierra Theriac

Sportsperson: Zelda Zimberman

Rookie of the Season: Pink Koala

Most Improved: Roxy Angel

Hall of Fame Inductees: Abel Halderman and Sunrize Mornington, and for their contributions to SL surfing and the SLSA, Robin Mapp and Xander Datura

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MC – Bobbi Laval LaSalle

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Directors and Presenters: Robin Mapp, Bobbi LaSalle, Xander Datura

Abel and Jordan Halderman

Abel and Jordan Halderman

 

I can’t wait for 2014 Season 1 to start. C’ya out on the waves!

It may be a bit self-serving, but Nico wrote such a beautiful speech when she gave me the Angel Award, that I had to post it. I was so touched by receiving this, I can’t even explain how much. You don’t have to read it, if you don’t want to.

What embodies and Angel Selflessness Reaching out to others going the extra mile and finding the time to double that. Why does an Angel do these things… For pride? no. For recognition? no. The person the embodies the spirit of the angel They do it because it is who they are. To the Angel satisfaction is found in others not in the self. When looking at this years candidate it is not hard to see that action and in spirit.

This person works very hard week in and week out. When the comps have wrapped and surfers have left the beach this person is still in
a mode of work. Giving to the community is just part of life for this seasons recipient. Encouragement Advice and friendship are the
cornerstones of this Angels personality, as is sharing tips and techniques.

I often find that those who have the most obstacles in their paths are quite often the ones that see the essence of life with the most
clarity. This person has their share of those. I worked side by side with this Angel saw how, what was right and just, supper ceded
personal will. There is a calm about this person and it is contagious. As a fellow Director I was privileged to see a
beautiful mind at work, Like many of you have seen as well.

Let me give her away. Order of importance: First and foremost her husband then her family and then her surf family. Giving comes so
naturally to her that she sees her time helping out the community as relaxation. Those were almost her exact words to me one day. As I
mentioned she was a Director, she is a mentor and a voice of reason, she is the essence of a handshake. She tirelessly publishes
article after article to an often quiet but ever present audience in Surf Side. We all have come to watch our placement, our events.
and our pictures populate her wonderful publication.

This sums her up pretty well. She came to me to set up a sponsorship when I was a director, I asked “How do you want it to
read”? she said with a smile, “I don’t care I just want to give to the SLSA.” I added the link so her great work could be found; she
didn’t even ask for that. I am a fan of her work it is quite often how we all keep up with current events. I am very proud to pass
this seasons Angel Award to Cierra Theriac. Cierra you are an Angel and a friend to all congratulations.

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My 8th place season end award

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And my Angel Award 🙂

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Happy New Year

Happy-New-Year-2014-on-Sand-HD-Wallpaper-300x2002013 was an eventful year. I wish you all the blessings a new year brings and that 2014’s journeys bring you happiness, contentment, and peace. I am most grateful for all of you. If you are reading this, do not doubt for a moment that I consider you a friend. Let us begin this year’s journey together.

 

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