SECOND STOP OF NIXON'S 2010 WTA TEAHUPOO, TAHITI AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 3
For the fourth year-in-a-row, Nixon will award one surfer a customized watch valued at over $10,000 for riding the heaviest wave during the event. This contest is open to all surfers taking part in The Billabong Pro regardless if they ultimately make it into the finals or not.
The WTA celebrates an achievement in the contest that may have otherwise gone forgotten. Surf contests are often plagued by uncontrollable factors such as tide, wind and wave lulls. The WTA makes sure to capture and reward a special moment in the event that usually coincides with the events best conditions. For the Tahiti WCT, the Nixon WTA awards the heaviest wave ridden at the event.
The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event along three stops of the 2010 ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Tour. Challenges in this years Nixon WTA include Highest Heat Score (Jeffreys Bay, South Africa), Heaviest Wave (Teahupoo, Tahiti), and Triple Crown Winner (Oahu, Hawaii). One winner in each category at each location will be awarded a Nixon watch valued at over $10,000 USD. This years watches will feature custom engraved casebacks, a Swiss tide movement, and either an emerald (Jeffreys Bay), ruby (Teahupoo) or diamond (Oahu) at the hour indices making this years watches truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
Previous Nixon WTA Tahiti Winners for Heaviest Wave include:
2008- Ryan Hipwood
2007- Manoa Drollet
Video content of each of the WTA stops and winners will be available to view on billabongpro.com