TAJ BURROW WINS FIRST STOP OF NIXON'S 2010 WTA AT JEFFREYS BAY
Waves from trials to finals counted towards this years crowning of the WTA winner at JBay, which left the title open to all surfers during the contest. Early on it looked like Jay "Bottle" Thompson (AUS) was going to come out on top having scored a 10 and 8.33 for a total score of 18.33. It wasn't until round 4, heat 5 that things started to change when Taj Burrow was pitted against Tiago Pires (PRT). Taj made work of the perfect conditions in the right hand point break and went on to post a 9.77 and 9.10 for the highest heat score (18.87) of the week.
As this years WTA JBay winner, Taj was awarded a custom Nixon 51-30 watch valued at over $10,000 USD. This one-of-a-kind watch features a custom engraved case back, a Swiss tide movement, and emeralds at the hour indices.
Previous Nixon WTA Jeffreys Bay Winners for Highest Heat Score have included:
2009- Dane Reynolds
2008- Taylor Knox
2007- Kelly Slater
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