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Beach Rentals Available at Bundy Reef!

DW_002New beach level homes for rent on Bundy Reef!  Same Bundy feel, but now it can be your home.  Four homes available, customization completely up to you.  Homes come completely furnished. But you keep all the items you want to keep (or have them all removed) and rezz your own items.  Landscaping can be customized as well.  Any external changes must be approved by one of the management team.

These are beautiful homes, each distinct, but yet with the beach cottage theme, individually and thoughtfully furnished.  You have access to all areas of the sim, with the exceptions of other home rentals and skyboxes, and especially the beach and waves to surf on.  Free surfboard rezzers available.  Attached to Bundy Reef are 3 other surf sims, each with its own individual personality.

Each Rental is 2000L a week with an allowance of 1000 prims.  Homes and furnishings provided count into the 1000 prim allotment.  You are allowed to also rezz in the sky above 300 feet.

Come visit at Bundy Reef, explore the area and find your new home!

For information and assistance, contact: Kantbe Thursday, Cierra Theriac, or Sally LaSalle.

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Large open living area, with bedroom and roof access

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Living Room, Dining Area, and Sleeping Loft

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Living Room and Bedroom

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Main Living Room, Sleep Loft and Screened in Porch

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Totally Cool New Camper

placed out on the cliffs of Bluff Cove.  This is my new favorite toy! It is so well done and has so many cool features.

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Why yes, it did come with boards and racks!

 

Pizza anyone?

 

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

 

Outdoor Shower. Yes, it works.

Outdoor Shower. Yes, it works.

 

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed

 

Getting some umm, work done.

Getting some umm, work done.

 

Siesta Time

Siesta Time

 

Chopping up veggies for dinner.

Chopping up veggies for dinner.

 

Washing up.

Washing up.

 

The lights inside work, so you can read before bed.

The lights inside work, so you can read before bed.

 

Late night snack

Late night snack

 

They though of everything!

They thought of everything!

 

Given the Bluff Cove is a family sim… the camper is only PG rated. But there a lot of fun cuddles in the bed (of course) and the counter top 😉  Have fun!

Credits:
Camper: ~BAZAR~ California Surf Camper
Chairs: not so bad. DECLAN wood chair 01
Fire – Botanicals T2C Campfire

The Camper and Chairs were bought at 6Republic open until November 20th (California side)

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Featured Public Surfing Sim – Kauai Surf Sim – Home of Mano Squad

Your inept, wait, that’s intrepid reporter cornered another unsuspecting surfing sim owner and finagled another interview.  This time, I caught up with Twstd Mano (some of you may know her by her maiden name, Ruggles) about her newly modified and reopened Kauai Surf Sim, now the home of the surfing team, Mano Squad.  Twstd was kind enough to sit down and chat for a few minutes for a few minutes while taking a break from her estate duties.Kauai Sea Shells

KT:  What public surfing sims do you have?

TM:  Kauai Surf Sim – Home of Mano Squad.

We also have Oahu Vacation Resort with limited room for surfing.

KT:  Can you tell the readers a little about why you decided to create a surfing sim?

TM:  Well i have had both islands for  8 years and have done different things with them.  It was time for a change on Kauai and since i just recently join the SLSA and me and my husband Slade Mano and his brother Austin Mano decided to start new team and surf sim.

KT:  How long has it been in SL?

TM:  Over  8 years

KT:  What types of waves do you tend to run these days?

TM:  We have the Monster and the California running in rotation.

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KT:   Are you a surfer in either RL or SL?

TM:  Just SL.

KT:  Are there any special surfing or design features you’d like to tell the readers?

TM:  Well we are open to making changes to switch things up to make it more challenging and we currently are providing surf board rezzers for SSI Long,SSI Short, LSD and C3.

KT:   Is there anything else about your sim(s) you’d like to tell the readers?

Kauai FallsTM:   We are 7 year old sim and there is a vacation resort next door.  Rustic Wave mainstore is on our sim and  we do have some small surf shacks on Kauai but bigger variety next door in Oahu. In honor of our old surf team we have named the area slated for judges area during comps “Tsunami Threesome Rock”.  Its our way to pay tribute to our old team captain. ;]

KT:   Do you have any other regions in SL that aren’t related to surfing?  If so, can you tell us a little about them?

TM:  We have Oahu Vacation Resort next door, SL’s number 1 vacation resort  providing residents with an all inclusive vacation experience for over 8 years.

KT:  Thank you so much for your time.

Beachwear:  Sharkbite Bikini Butterfly Bikini – Noire (mesh/Omega applier)

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Featured Public Surfing Venue – Island Sea Dreams

Surf Side begins another series describing a few of the Second Life public surfing sims from the list of those compiled and made available the the SL Surfing Association’s home sim, Solice Dreams.  In this post, Island Sea Dreams is being featured and it’s owner, Connie Decosta was gracious enough to sit down for a few minutes for the following interview:

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courtesy of JT Castanea

SS:  What public surfing sims do you have?

Connie: Island Sea Dreams – Palma de Majorca

SS:  Can you tell the readers a little about why you decided to create a surfing sim in the first place, and how ISD is different from what you’ve done in the past?

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Connie Decosta

Connie:  My real home has always been on the beach and to share this feeling with those that may not be so lucky is beautiful.  I treasure what I have and if one other person can obtain a peace inside or enjoy the surfing  experience then I’m happy.  ISD this time round is just the one homestead. Like the last it does have a small jungle feel about it but it’s more about the waves and making sure they run smoothly. – no lag

SS:  How long has it been in SL?

Connie:  This sim has been around for years under ownership of JT [Castanea] and recently renamed Island Sea Dreams about a month ago.

SS:  What types of waves do you tend to run these days?

Connie:  Currently running – 2 sets of Maoli freestyle. 2 monster waves across the width of the sim (what a long ride that one is hehehe) & 2 Tahiti waves, 2 curlys.  Trying to paddle to the bouy is the challenge.  It’s a good work out for those that love a challenge.

SS:  Are you a surfer in either RL or SL?

Connie:  I grew up on the ocean.  My first real surfboard was a 4 fine fever.  It’s a shorter board and omg does it carve it up on the smaller waves.  I was 8 when I took to the water on the waves.  SL surfing I love it and do not compete.  I competed in real from the age of 8 to 21 doing the iron woman thing and eating my weetbix. lol

SS:  Are there any special surfing or design features you’d like to tell the readers?

Connie:  I am trying to capture the reality of waves as much as possible.  Every wave is different and the timing has been changed on each set.  So every time a set runs you could get something different from the last set.  It’s great challenge.

SS:  Is there anything else about your sim(s) you’d like to tell the readers (e.g., availability of other recreational areas, shops, home rentals, etc.)?

Connie:  No rentals this time.  I have Global Surf Treaty for new surfers – the school camp will open soon.  There is a path the ISD_001 ISD_002full length of the sim where you ride ya bike etc, hang out with friends round the fire.  There is an off sim hut – you can sit out there with friends but you have to IM in private as you’re off sim.  Great little hidden hangout.

SS:  Do you have any other regions in SL that aren’t related to surfing?  If so, can you tell us a little about them?

Connie:  Currently No other sims.  I did own a lot of land on the mainland where I had my clothing and jewelry stores.  These are all closed now days.  I just love enjoying my surfing and hanging with my best friends. ISD_003

SS:  Thank you so much for your time, Connie.

Wearing:

Bikini – Faboo Teal Wraparound

Beach skirt – Maoli Green Beachskirt

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Lavender Moon Shots (Kantbe Serious here?)

Hey, y’all.  Probably not expecting to see a post from me here, but there was a whispered breeze that went across both sides of the Rockies to Cie and me.  We can’t be certain, but is sure sounded like Tauri Tigerpaw whispering, “Kantbe needs to post on Surf Side…. Kantbe needs to post on Surf Side… Kantbe…”

As y’all, know, like E.F. Hutton, when Tauri speaks, one listens…

So here we are.  For those of you who haven’t read my stuff before, let me explain a little.  A reporter I’m not.  While Tauri and Cie have strict guidelines to adhere to and report the truth, I’m not especially bound by such constraints.  Sometimes, I might have a tendency to misrepresent, er, stretch the facts just a smidgen if I find the truth just a little too boring.  You know, I’m kind of like an American big media journalist or politician (my sincerest apologies to any American big media journalist or politician reading this whom I may have offended… if you weren’t offended, never mind).  By all means, please feel free to take anything I write out of context and misrepresent it.  I will.  😉

Seriously (laughing at the thought…), I’d like to tell you about a couple of surfing sims in Second Life™.  I don’t pretend to be able to write honest to goodness full fledged sim pieces like Flynn did with Blue Hole , but I would like to tell you about Lavender Moon and the new Lavender Moon 2.

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As Flynn starts with his Blue Hole write up, “Vally Lavender has done it again”.  This time, she’s done it twice.  In Val’s words, “Lavender Moon is an Adult nude beach for those who want to suntan or surf in the nude.  You’ll find old school SSi triple pipes and foamies to add some nostalgia to the atmosphere.  Upon landing take the zip line to the lower beach and please do have fun.”  Watch that landing at the end of the zip line, be sure to let go before you come to an abrupt halt at the end (ouch!).

Right next door is Lavender Moon2.  This ain’t not rubber stamped duplicate of Moon by a long shot.  As Val says about this one, “Lavender Moon 2  is also an Adult beach with Maoli Dreambreak waves.  The jetties cause small waves to caress the beach as you look out to see the prettiest sunset in SL.  Dancing all over the place, hot tub, Spanish patio for posing for photos and of course the LAVA LOUNGE for live entertainment or dancing to your choice of music.”  I did try working out a bit on the chin bar, but I’m clearly more of a hanging out on a lounger type than a Muscle Beach girl.

Be sure and check them out.  Nice builds and interesting views.

 

Lavendar Moon Surf

Lavendar Moon2 Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge

Hang'n at Lavendar Moon2

Hang’n out

Lavendar Moon 2 Sunset

 

[Bathing suit:  Sharkbite Tassie Fire, available inworld and on MarketPlace]

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by | June 18, 2015 · 12:01 am

Bluff Cove

I am soooo excited to announce the opening of a new surf sim. Bluff Cove is owned by Flynn Sheridan and me, and is inspired by a place Flynn surfed in his youth. We spent A LOT of time working on it and we hope that you will come and enjoy it. It is home to wave rider designs and us, of course, as well as, anyone that wants to come by. Although it is designed as primarily a surf sim, there are some hangout spots when you want just kick back and chat or enjoy the view. We hope you will come visit us soon. We are starting out with Maoli Freestyle and Fluff waves, but expect that to change up as the swell does. There are several SSi surfboards scattered about for you to use, a LSD rezzer, and more rezzers will be added soon. Join the Bluff Cove group to be kept apprised of the happenings on the beach. As the environment does in RL, there will be changes here and there… a few have already been made since I started taking pictures.

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E komo mai

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Sit back and watch the waves roll in

The peacocks are the unofficial welcoming committee.

The peacocks are the unofficial welcoming committee.

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The seals will keep you company while you wait for just the right wave!

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The cove is roughly “J” shaped allowing a diagonally running wave as well as one that is more traditional.

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The terrace is home to wave rider designs.

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Walk through the ravine from neighbor Bundy Reef. Also just a short hop from Chi (and Tai).

The view of the backside from Bundy Reef/Chi

The view of the backside from Bundy Reef/Chi

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The view from the dandelion fields up on the bluff is amazing!

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The largest hangout spot where you can play the guitar for friends…

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… or just yourself. Lots of places to sit and you can even roast some marshmallows.

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Another spot to hang and chill. Beverages provided free of charge. 🙂

Flynn playing Mother Nature and adjusting for optimal swell.

Flynn playing Mother Nature and adjusting for optimal swell.

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Just a short walk from the shop down to the East beach.

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Just like RL, the landscape is likely to grow and change.

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wave rider designs

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Just taking a rest outside the shop. Lots of walking, showing you all around. 😀

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The path from the terrace down to the West beach.

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The view from the other bluff.

Taking a breather

Taking a breather

Doesn't it just want to make you grab a board... there are even some laying around for you to borrow. :)

Doesn’t it just want to make you grab a board… there are even some laying around for you to borrow. Also look for rezzers coming soon. 🙂

Riding the waves

Riding the waves

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You never know where our friend will show up.

Super huge thank you to Sally and Bobbi LaSalle, and to everyone who helped us get the sim open. Too many to name, but you know who you are and you are greatly appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Come see us soon. Kick back, grab a board, hang out, enjoy!

(One small note: The treehouse is our home and the only place that is off-limits. Please respect our privacy there. Thanks!)

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Blue Hole

Vally Lavender has done it again, only this time, not a surf sim, but a beautiful dive and scuba spot. While I was wandering Blue Hole around and taking pictures, I asked her about the sim.

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She states that it’s not that she’s tired of surfing at all but that she was just bored with building surf sims. This sim has many different things to offer such as

*four beautiful waterfalls with romantic spots

*the sim itself is surrounded by sand and coral making a circular effect. In the middle is the “blue hole” of water where all the sea life dwell. You will be amazed at the number of sea life located at BLUE HOLE. It is fashioned in a sense after the real life BLUE HOLE in Belize Central America which was my inspiration.Well in all honestly my good friend Linear thought of it and I thought it was a great idea!

*Also on the island is the BLUE HOLE BAR hosting DJ’s and Live Music., plenty of chairs and blankets for sunbathing, canoes to use for free, plus more fun for your recreational use.

*Don’t have diving gear? Although not mandatory; you can outfit yourself at our store which sells HEPS, Oceania Maoli, and Xtreme goodies.

Although it’s a diving spot; I call it my lover’s spot too since it is so romantic. Take a stroll around the sim and you’ll see what I mean and no telling what you’ll find underwater!

Surprisingly for a sim less than a month old we’ve had about 100 visitors thus far. Come See for Yourself. Full Nudity is NOT permitted on the beaches but we do allow nude swimming and we’re not opposed to bathing suits without tops. Be respectful of your fellow divers and don’t perv them.

Oh and note that within the next two months a sim will be added next door for surfing and rental homes.

It is truly beautiful and you should stop by and check it out. I am anxious to see what she adds next door for our surfing pleasure.

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