Forever Summer Surf Festival II

Two of our friends from the Second Life Surf Community – Mick Lunasea and Revlon Benoir put together a Surf Festival last year that was very enjoyable and successful.  These two are at it again and are preparing for an even bigger and better event!  The Festival officially starts on Saturday, June 19 and will run until the 27th.  During this time, there will be contests, parties, events, etc…all focusing on the Second Life Surf Community.  Whether you are currently a surfer in SL or have never tried or maybe weren’t even aware that it exists, the Festival should offer a fun time!  Below, I have included the Festival Schedule with links to SLURLs for various events.  Be sure to note that there is a Photo Contest with cash prizes…as well as a few other competitions and fun!!  Hope to see you there!!!

The Surf Festival is a weeklong celebration of Surfing in Second Life.  This year’s festival  officially opens on Saturday June 19th and runs through Sunday June 27th on the beautiful Avoca Resort SIM.

The festival  features  surfing exhibitions and competitions.  There will be contests with prizes; a carnival, balloon rides, games and free food.  There are nearly  30 exhibits representing  Vendors, Creators , SIM Owners and Associations from our community.

Schedule of Events (All times are SLT/PST)

Currently and through the 26th we are looking for surf orientated in world photographs for the Surf Photo contest.  This event is made available through the generous support of Syx Toshi of the Monkey Paw SIM.   This is a blind photo contest.  Only Mick Lunasea will know who submitted the photographs.  Send FULL PERM photo to Mick Lunasea with title in description line. The contest will be judged by the award winning photographer Leroy Horton

See the photos exhibited here….

1st Prize is L$5000

2nd Prize is L$2000

3rd Prize is L$1000

4th-12th is $L100

Saturday  June 19th  9:00 a.m. The Festival Officially Opens.

Saturday June 19th through June Friday June 25th, there will be a  carnival with free rides and games.  The carnival is brought to you by Leroy Horton Photography and Lucky’s Game Room.

Saturday June 19th 11:00 a.m. The SLSA is hosting a competition  on their sim

Sunday June 20th 11:00 a.m. The First Ever Paddle Board Race will be held. This event is sponsored By Surf Crazy Surf Shop.  For the rules,  or to enter this contest,  drop by the Surf Festival Office or IM Mick Lunasea.  Send Note Card with name to enter the race by June 19th. We will try to accommodate stragglers.

First Prize is L$2000

Second Place L$1000

Third Place  L$500

Sunday June 20th 1pm SLT, Jac Mornington and Sunshine Zhangsun of Sol Mañanero host an Evening of Sol for the Soul with DJ Azufr3 Catteneo at the Surf Festival Dance Floor located in the NE corner of the sim below the volcano.

Monday June 21st starting at 6:00 p.m. The festival is proud to provide an evening of music, dancing and just hanging out with DJ RJ Schwade presiding.

Tuesday June 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  Hey kiddies listen up It is GROMMET Night!  This event while open to everyone is Made For Kids By Kids and features the coolest kid of kids – DJ Tobiath “Toby” Tendaze.  This event is sponsored by Just My Size kid stores.

Wednesday June 23rd 6:00 p.m. DW Surf got busy and is bringing you the Incredible Heartbreakers Tribute band featuring the music of Pat Benatar.  You will not want to miss this show.

Thursday June 24th  starting at 6:00 p.m. The festival is proud to provide an evening of music dancing and just hanging out with DJ RJ Schwade presiding.

Friday June 25th 6:00pm Take a trip down memory lane back to High School  because it is the Festival Homecoming Night.  DJ RJ Schwade will be spinning some good old 80’s music and Surf Watch’s own Tauri Tigerpaw will deliver her Valedictorian Speech.  Then Tauri announce the Festival Homecoming Couple.  To nominate a couple just drop a note card in the mailbox in front of the Dance Floor.

Saturday June 26th starting at 11:00 a.m. The SLSA Season 1 2010 Awards Ceremony will be held at the SLSA Sim

Saturday June 26th at 4:00 p.m.  Conscious about your surf style?  Then don’t miss the Forever Summer Fashion show produced by the fabulous Opium Modeling Agency and Sponsored by Revlon “Revy” Benoir in conjunction with Island Sea Dreams.  The show will feature top models wearing Surf Inspired clothing by top designers.

Sunday June 27th at 10:00 a.m. HP Surf Systems in conjunction with the ABSSL will put on an exciting exhibition of Legarto Burt’s latest boards in SL – The HP5.

Sunday June27th at 11:00 a.m. It is call to the wall as VW, Lissa and the Vibrations Surf Alliance host a mini competition. No need to register for this event .. . just grab your sled and show up.

First Place Gift Card

Second Place  Gift Card

Third Place Gift Card

Sunday June 27th is the Festival Awards at 1:30 p.m.

Syx Toshi of Monkey Paw will be awarding the Winner of the Monkey Paw Surfboard Art Contest.

Revy Benoir will announce Revy’s Choice for the best exhibition booth at the festival  the winner will receive L$1000.

Syx Toshi will announce the winner of the Festival Surf Photo Contest.

Sunday June 27th at 2:00 p.m. our very own Sally LaSalle former SLSA Board of Director, Chi and Tai  sim owner and long time SL Surfing Advocate will deliver a speech on The Importance of Supporting  the SL Surfing Community.

Sunday June 27th at 2:30 p.m. A very special speaker Sebastian Saramago  the creator of the fabulous new Cortes wave will address the Future of SL Surfing Technology.

Sunday June 27th at 4:00 p.m. The Grand Finale THE BEACH BOYS take the stage for a free concert .  This event is brought to you by Mickey, Revy and Kalif Lunasea.

And Remember  – Pray For Surf

~~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!   


~~LeLutka @ Sol Mañanero Surf ~~

Continuing our stroll through the small shopping area at Sol Mañanero Surf, we find LeLutka…

The LeLutka Shop on Sol Mañanero Surf

Several months ago, Jac was speaking with Azufr3 Catteneo, well known Second Life DJ and clothing creator, about possibly displaying some of his shorts here on Sol Mañanero Surf.  Jac had tried them and liked that they had the prim string and the fit was tight legged, wetsuit style.  Azu thought about it and soon after, brought the LeLutka brand to our beach.  First up were the men’s shorts and swimwear.  Very hot and quite different with the prim piece for a more ‘natural’ look.  Then came the release of some awesome swimwear for ladies created by the design geniuses of LeLutka.  If you are familiar with the LeLutka brand, you know that these suits offer great texture and style along with some awesome prim pieces too!

LeLutka QUADE Swim-Mini in Dimbrown

While the LeLutka team only display swimwear in their shop here, you can shop for hours on their home sim!  This team can put together some of the most amazing looks for both women and men, from skin to hair to shoes to separates to amazing couture outfits.  They are definitely a must see in the fashion world and having their shop on Sol Mañanero Surf provides a peek in to that world!

Until next time, keep shopping, surfing, and exploring!


Credits:  Swimwear: Quade SwimMini by LeLutka in Dimbrown;  Hair by Truth, Lulu in Sangria;  Location… waterfall on Sol Mañanero