Jeremy Flores Wins The 2013 Nixon WTA Teahupoo
Flores conquers Teahupoo and wins the “Heaviest Wave” title and $10,000 custom Nixon watch.
Clenching the victory on the first stop of Nixon’s seventh annual WTA, Reunion Island’s Jeremy Flores is this year’s winner for “Heaviest Wave” during the Billabong Pro. This victory marks Flores’ third consecutive win for the WTA title along the Tahiti stop of the tour.
Known as having one of the heaviest and most contestable waves in the world, Teahupoo is the ultimate arena when it comes to battling it out for “Heaviest Wave.” Proving he is the man to beat, Flores snagged the win with his 10-point ride in Round 2, Heat 10.
Jeremy Flores walks away with the coveted WTA title and a custom Nixon watch valued at $10,000. This year’s trophy timepiece features a Swiss made ETA 3-hand mechanical automatic movement with 25 jewels and day/date function. The all-black stainless steel watch is adorned with 60 rubies on the outer bezel, in addition to 12 rubies and 48 black diamonds on the inner dial ring, and is topped off with a red tinted crystal caseback with 13 rubies on the watch crown.
About the Nixon WTA:
The Nixon WTA is a winner-take-all event that awards a custom Nixon watch valued at over $10,000. All surfers are eligible to win the Nixon WTA during the ASP stop, whether they qualify for the final heats or not, making it a unique contest-within-a-contest. The WTA looks to commemorate a standout moment during the event that may have otherwise not been celebrated.