THIRD ANNUAL NIXON WTA KICKS OFF IN TAHITI MAY 9, 2009
The Third Annual Nixon WTA (Winner-Takes-All) will commence in Teahupoo, Tahiti during the third stop of the 2009 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour.
Now in its third year, the Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event which awards custom, limited edition Nixon timepieces at four stops along the ASP World Tour. The first WTA will be awarded for heaviest wave in Teahupoo, Tahiti. The subsequent three WTA challenges include: highest heat score at Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, in July; the longest tube in Mundaka, Euskadi, in October; and the overall Triple Crown winner on the North Shore of Oahu in December.
Each WTA watch will feature a Swiss Made chronograph with day and custom color date, a titanium carbide coated case and band with rotating bezel and countdown timer, sapphire crystal, a custom-engraved caseback and custom set diamonds and rubies.
These four one-of-a-kind watches are valued at over $10,000 USD.
Nixon Marketing Manager, Mike Murciano, adds, "The goal of the WTA is to recognize achievements during the four events which are not focused on points or overall standings. The WTA promotes the idea of observing a standout performance and awards the world's top pro's something unique from Nixon for a truly memorable moment."
Video content of each of the WTA stops and winners will be available to view on billabongpro.com
Previous Nixon WTA Tahiti Winners for Heaviest Wave include:
2008- Ryan Hipwood
2007- Manoa Drollet