Kerr Wins First Stop Of Nixon’s 2011 WTA (Winner Takes All) In Rio De Janeiro
ENCINITAS, CA- Josh Kerr (AUS) took home the prize and claimed victory for “Biggest Air” during Nixon’s first WTA stop of the year.
The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event along four stops of the 2011 ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Tour. The WTA awards surfers for achievements during these four stops of the ASP with challenges ranging from Highest Heat Score to Heaviest Wave. Open to all surfers from trials to finals, The WTA has become a coveted and fun part of these ASP stops.
Josh’s awarding of the WTA for “Biggest Air” is even sweeter as he also proved to be the most consistent aerialist in the event, with four waves documented as potential for the award. His name was a constant whisper through the crowds and contestants as his aerial prowess kept everyone on their toes. Ultimately, it was his full rotation front-side 360 indy grab during his third heat in round four that clinched his victory.
The conditions for this stop of the WTA were a perfect fit for big airs. The punchy beach breaks of Rio proved to be the ultimate platform for some of the most progressive airs on the WCT.
As this year’s WTA Rio winner, Josh was awarded a custom Nixon Magnacon watch valued at over $10,000 USD. This one-of-a-kind watch features a custom engraved case back, an applied Brazilian flag on the dial, a Swiss movement, 60 blue sapphires set in the bezel, four decorative black diamonds on the dial, as well as 24 black diamonds on each of the indices.
About the Nixon WTA
Now in its fifth consecutive 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 four WTA challenges include: biggest air in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May, the highest heat score in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, in July; heaviest wave at Teahupoo, Tahiti, in August; and the overall Triple Crown winner on the North Shore of Oahu in December. The WTA celebrates an achievement in the contest that may have otherwise gone forgotten. The WTA makes sure to capture and reward a special moment in the event that usually coincides with the events best conditions. For more information visit: http://aspwtrio.com.br
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