~ Wave Crashing upon a New Sim! ~

The Waves of a Virtual Life

To live a Second Life, you must willing to discover,

what you find might surprise you;

 all the fun and activities that are covered


Beauty, art and activities abound…

it might simply be the creativity, the role play or the craze

but to find your niche, you have to take a look around.


One such discovery could be,

the spray, the foam, the waves…

All that has been created for the virtual Sea


The surf waves, scripted beauties that can provide something new

to those that are landlocked; the chance to ride upon a surfboard

the opportunity taken by so few


Take a ride upon a wave,

learn to control the board like a pro

listen to all on the beaches as they might rave!


The oceans of Second Life are fun

with the willingness to try something new

across the waves you will run


Teleport to a beach when you are bored

or when you need solace or space

paddle out to the wave, to the crashing and the roar


Rip along the waves, feel the virtual air

As you learn your new moves…

you will feel as if you are flying without a care.

by Sunshine Zhangsun

There is a new beach on the grid…one offering a great surfing experience.  Renn Luik, the creator of The Mother Road, has developed a life-like beach experience on Wing Princess for Mahina Kohime.  The beach is natural and open with the required amenities…shower, shelter and sand…just what is needed for a long day of shredding the waves.  This surf sim is on a full prim sim and is performing very well so far.  The HP Surf Teahupoo wave rolls in with a crash fading out into SSi Fluffies… the set up is beautiful.  The tidal pools are a great realistic touch and the protected floating pool is a nice place to hang out to watch the surfers.

Check out this sim soon…if you don’t have a board (yet), there are loaners there… but believe me, once you try, you’ll want your own board for sure!  And right there on the beach, you can pick up an SSi scripted board with Analog Jun‘s graphic design!

Grab a friend or go alone…it is an experience to be enjoyed…shred across the wave, and feel the virtual air… enjoy !

’til then…


~~A Little Surf, A Little Scuba – Our Shops on Sol Mañanero Surf~~

Along with the our three awesome merchants, Jac also has a couple of shops within our plaza at Sol Mañanero Surf.  We have changed things up a few times over the past eight plus months, and currently, we have the Sol Mañanero Surf Shop and the Sol Scuba shops open to provide the gear for two activities we enjoy in Second Life.

The Sol Mañanero Surf Shop!


In our surf shop, Jac carries Surf Systems Inc. (SSI) scripted surfboards designed by Analog Jun, Sebastian Saramago (SSI)  and Reaction.  The boards by Analog and Sebastian are long boards, which is the most popular length adn what most all new surfers start with.  The Reaction boards are shorties and perfect for pipelines… if you are an avid surfer, you should have one of each in your inventory!  Jac also has boards scripted and designed High Performance Designs (Leogarto Burt) for sale as well.  Our pet monkey hangs out in the surf shop keeping busy while waxing one of Jac’s boards on top of the counter.  Don’t hesitate to stop in and take a look!  


Sol Scuba Shop at Sol Mañanero Surf


Jac just reopened the scuba shop a month ago…and offers diving gear created by HEPS.  We have a good selection from the basic to the full avatar ready for a deep diving adventure!  The vendors in the shop also contain fish and other items that can get your own dive area started under your own waters.  If you plan on diving  more than once anywhere in Second Life, be sure to splurge for your own gear so that you don’t have to look for a rental kiosk at your fave diving location!   

The Shopping Plaza of Sol Mañanero Surf


Also along our plaza, Second Life photographer/artist/surfer, Bobbi Laval displays some of her art for sale. Come by and take a stroll to see the beautiful pieces she has to offer.  Every once in a while, you might even drop in to find Jac streaming some of his favorite tunes or subjecting me to the newest mixes in his music inventory while I dance alongside.    So stop on by, shop a bit, surf a little, or dive to the depths…or maybe just sit a spell and enjoy the sounds of the surf.  You are always welcome so feel free to join us any time on Sol Mañanero Surf.   

’til next time… happy surfing, shopping, diving and exploring!   


~~Namiko @ Sol Mañanero Surf~~

Continuing with my little series about shopping at our beach – today, I’ll tell you a bit about Namiko!

Namiko at Sol Mañanero Surf

Namiko offers a range of ladies’ and men’s swim wear – cute bikinis and hot boardies along with wetsuits too!  The textures and prints are great and were inspired by the textiles found in worldwide surfing destinations.  Namiko also sells surfboards that sport beautiful designs and are a unique size – between a traditional short and long board in Second Life.

The Maya Bikini by Namiko

Keala Mimistrobell, Namiko’s owner+creator,  is a long time Second Life’r who was a pioneer in the Second Life surfing community.  She set out with a plan to not only support SL surfing but also pass on a portion of her profits to the real life Surfrider Foundation.  The Surfrider Foundation, is a grass-roots organization founded in 1984, dedicated to keeping our oceans, waves and beaches protected and enjoyable.  Namiko’s line of beach/swimwear work great for both surfing and diving, so be sure to check it out!

’til next time, keep surfing, shopping, and exploring!


credits:  bikini by Namiko – Maya in Cereza; hair by Truth – Danielle in Sangria;  location is again, a waterfall at our home!