Tag Archives: sand

Bondi Beach: Inside the curl

Wow, Bondi Beach, where your first time surfing is not just possible but awesome… I love Second Life!

The ocean is Caribbean blue but the flavor is Australian.. saw lots of people here every time I visited, strolling the beach or chasing the mighty blue waves.

The water here is where the action is.. lots of action, megaprim waves and free boats/surfboards scripted to interact with the waves in enjoyable waves. Headed out to a wave, you like down and paddle. Once you get there, you are standing up on the surfboard and looking surferriffic.

SecondLifeBeach will be coming back here for sure, and I recommend it to all you would-be surfers out there.

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Matanzas: Brand-new but with five years experience

Come for the white sand beaches, stay for the waterfall, dance pavilion, rain forest, and so much more. With the sim’s five-year birthday coming up, its creator Skate Foss just keeps getting newly inspired. I took a tour with her last night, so put photos up on Flickr showing some of what we saw.

Something old (and in Second Life, five years is REALLY old): Skate Foss bought a beachy desert island sim almost exactly five years ago. Then….she started making it gorgeous and hasn’t stopped yet.
Something new: Mesh has transformed the possibilities of Second Life, even Second Life beaches, making it possible to create more detail using fewer prims, so you end up with even more gorgeous stuff. The interior of the island, a beautiful tropical wilderness to match our white sand beaches, is getting a big Skate Foss makeover with mesh plants and animals adding new levels of detailed believability.
Something borrowed: Great creators build on the work of other great creators. Two of great creators with lots of work displayed around the island are Nadine Reverie (3D Trees) and Antreas Alter (Real Waves.)
Something blue: That cheeky blue macaw I saw up high in a tree..but then I couldn’t find him when I wanted a photograph for this blogpost.
Come visit lovely Matanzas and help me look for him!