.. baja norte ..

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Do you like a quiet, deserted beach for reflection, some surfing, maybe some conversation with a friend?  Let me tell you about the newest one that I have found.  Okay, I really didn’t just find it… I watched it being created from flat sim surface to this great, remote style beach.  It is similar to the coastline of the Baja Peninsula and the creator has tagged the sim as “Baja Norte“.

Jac Mornington really strives to make a natural environment and Baja Norte is no exception.  The beach is very multi-dimensional with the feeling of a windblown dunes with turtles coming up on the beach to nest as the waves lap against the shore.  Jac has put in a boardwalk to allow access across the water to an out island with a look out area that is perfect for relaxation.

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In the center of the beach, up on the rise, there is a beach shack offering a respite from the sun and heat.  And just over the rise, you will find a fishing dock fully outfitted with a fishing boat or sailboat that you can jump in and take for a ride around the sim.  It is a tight fit but you can fully glide across the water in either boat along the edges.  Just watch out for the Maoli mesh surf waves that are rolling in.  Jac has placed two different types of surf waves out. A fun low rumbling wave that is fairly realistic for many real life surf beaches, and a larger wave that crashes in as well.  This adds to the natural environment as most surf breaks would have varying types of waves to experience.

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While on Baja Norte, you will share the environment with a seal colony out by the lighthouse.  Be sure to look out beyond the surf for the whales breaching and cavorting, it is very relaxing to watch the magnificent creatures roll through the water.  The sounds of nature will surround you so be sure to have sounds on as well… and just enjoy your visit.

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Jac has done it again with this sim; it is a beautiful spot for capturing pics, surfing, boating, and just relaxing.  Visit Baja Norte soon, as we never know how long this beautiful sim will be around.


~ 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…


Surf for a Cure–2010 (A Success)

The Riders for a Cure – Surf for a Cure Marathon was held yesterday, 7/10/10. The event was deemed successful as the riders met their goal – raise more linden than in 2009! Lissa Pinion put this event together and really brought a lot of people out to surf the waves of SL – 7 sims were visited, or maybe the better word is ‘invaded’ in nearly 13 hours. The Surfers raised linden for Relay for Life in Second Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Sebastian Saramago of SSi designed a special board to be sold to benefit RFL of SL too… all in all, the event raised $82,754L!!!

Tremendous words of thanks go to all that took part, shredding the waves from 9am to 10pm – the sim owners, the surfers, the supporters! Thank you to Sebastian for creating a limited release board with 100% of sales going to the RFL of SL campaign. HUGE HUGE thank you to Lissa for putting this together and sharing her sentiments and thanks all day long, encouraging others to get out and help raise funds.

The RFL of SL team that I am on, Eternal Beacon, is thrilled to have helped and sponsored this team of surfers through their incredible day of fun, laughs, surf and togetherness. It is events like this that bring a community together… 🙂

This photo is from Sebastian Saramago’s flickr. My own photos never show Sebastian from the front, and he managed to get most of us facing the camera (an amazing feat). Pictured in the photo are from top clockwise: Max, Nash, Sunshine, Cloudy, Bobbi, Syx, Thalia, Sebastian, Luscious, Surf, Colleen, Lissa, Emma and Bandit. This photo was taken during the last hour of the day at Mori Pwani…

Thank you all again!!!