ENCINITAS, CA – The Vans Triple Crown on the North Shore of Oahu will mark the end of Nixon's WTA (Winner-Takes-All) for 2009. After an exciting year of WTA events that spanned the globe and varied in challenges from Highest Heat score to Heaviest Wave, the WTA will conclude the year by awarding a custom watch valued at over $10,000 USD to the overall Vans Triple Crown winner.
This years Vans Triple Crown events roll out with the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa and will continue at the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach from November 24 – December 6.The last event in the three part series will culminate at the Billabong Pipeline Masters at Banzai Pipeline December 8 – 20, where the Nixon WTA Overall Triple Crown Winner will be announced. This years 2009 Nixon WTA Overall Triple Crown Winner will take home a custom watch featuring a ceramic band, a three-hand Swiss made automatic movement adorned with four large baguette cut rubies and seven large baguette cut diamonds with the Hawaiian flag at the 12:00 position and a custom engraved caseback commemorating the event.
Previous WTA Triple Crown Winners included:
Joel Parkinson (2008)
Bebe Durbidge (2007)
About the WTA
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 four WTA challenges include: heaviest wave in Teahupoo, Tahiti, in May; 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.
Founded in 1997 in Encinitas, CA, Nixon is the premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market. Focused on making the little stuff better, Nixon began with a small line of team-designed, custom-built watches sold exclusively in specialty boardsport and fashion retailers. Currently distributed in over 40 countries, Nixon's product range has grown to include select men's and women's softgoods, leather goods and custom headphones. For more information, please visit: NixonNow.com