Real Life Meets Second Life Windsurfing

May 02nd, 2008 | Category: Press release, RL Meets SL

Press release via email:

Real life and Second Life windsurfers are set to face off in tomorrow’s Secondreef wave riding competition at Majini Island in the Bishara Resorts group of sims

Majini Island , Second Life — 2 May 2008 - Secondreef, organizers of a pro-windsurfing competition taking place at Pozo Izquierdo in Gran Canaria on Saturday have teamed up with event organizer Poid Mahovlich and Bishara Resorts to hold a windsurf event at Majini Island in Second Life on the same day. The event follows a similar tie-up with Secondreef last year which saw a Second Life competition take place at Chi Island.

Majini Island

“We are proud and excited to be hosting the Secondreef windsurfing event in Second Life and the competition will be streamed live from Majini Island to screens in Pozo Izquierdo in the Canary Islands,” said Poid Mahovlich, the event organizer. “The Majini Island windsurfing competition takes place as the event in Poza is winding down in order that both Second Life and real life windsurfers can take part.”

The competition in the Canary Islands, ‘Canarian Wave riders ‘08′, takes place over four days from May 1st to 4th and is expected to bring more than thirty windsurfers to Pozo Izquierdo, including some of the best in European windsurfing.

The Secondreef Windsurfing Competition, takes place at Majini Island, part of the Bishara Resorts sim, starting at 10am Second Life Time (SLT) or 6pm Gran Canaria time on Saturday 3 May 2008. Competitors from the real life competition will compete with Second Life windsurfers in five-person qualifying heats leading into semi-finals and finals. Majini Island has a Heather Goodliffe Epic wave with one of the longest runs in Second Life and the wave has been especially tuned-up for the competition. Windsurfers will compete using Sebastian Saramago’s boards with Heather Goodliffe windsurfer scripts, while judges from the Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Craig Stallion, Keala Mimistrobell, Sally LaSalle and VW Sands will be awarding points for jumps and wave riding tricks.

“This competition is a wave riding competition. Wave usage, flow and style all count for the good rider, but windsurfing has an excitement all it’s own in that the tricks and overall dynamics are different,” said VW Sands, Bishara Resorts manager and competition judge. “We’re all looking forward to a fast paced free-style event with the biggest, fastest wave that Second Life has to offer!”

Second Life URL for spectators.

Photos from the 2007 event are here.

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Surfline Hang10 by Rezzable

December 08th, 2007 | Category: Places to Visit, Rezzable, Sims Worth Exploring

I just finished visiting another Rezzable creation, Hang10, part of the Surfline sim, and let me tell you, this is a fun build. You can do a little bit of everything there, and it looks like a fun spot to hang out about everyday. I titled this one Surfline Hang10, but there are three Surfline sims, Aloha, Epic and Hang10, and I surfed, flew, swam, dived, relaxed, explored, and played music across all three of them. Here is the Second Life URL for the Hang10 sim.

Hang10

Hang10 Lobby :)

Hey boy, just gonna sleep right through huh?

Hang10 with spot

Umm, you guys know where the surfboards are?

Hang10 big mosquitoes

Like, I’m riding this baby!

Hang10 Riding the wave

Who’s the man?

Hang10 surfing the tube
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Surfline Hang10 by Rezzable Part 2

December 08th, 2007 | Category: Places to Visit, Rezzable, Sims Worth Exploring

This is the second part of the Hang10 sim post I just did. Here is the Second Life URL

Hey the first floor of the temple.

Hang10 First floor of the temple, everybody out

Just need some babes, once again. I think I need some Sherpa’s…

Hang10 chilling behind the veils

Just glad Ari isn’t here, I’d have three or four knives in me by now.

Hang10 Umm, how did this happen

Giddy up!

Hang10 Riding the seahorse

Watch this spider, he’s all over.

Hang10 itsy bitsy spider

Nice view from the hot tub.

Hang10 hot tub hangout
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