Nixon, the accessories company from Southern California, is pleased to announce Kelly Slater as the winner of the Nixon WTA Jeffrey’s Bay. Slater clenched the victory by getting the single highest heat score during the second stop of the Nixon WTA at Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, which wrapped July 22.
The Nixon Capital Automatic watch encrusted with black diamonds was awarded to the surfer with the single highest heat score. With a 9.70 and 9.53 for a combined total of 19.23 in the quarterfinals, Slater edged out fellow competitors Taj Burrow and Joel Parkinson, who posted combined wave scores of 18.33 and 16.83, respectively.
Slater follows Manoa Drollet who won the first stop of the WTA for the heaviest wave at the Billabong Pro in Teahupoo. The next WTA is set for Mundaka, Spain, where surfers will compete for the longest tube.
About the WTA
The Nixon WTA is a winner-take-all event awarding a custom, handcrafted Nixon valued at $10,000 at four Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour stops during the months of May, July, October and December. The four different Nixon WTA challenges include: heaviest wave at Teahupoo, Tahiti, the highest heat score at J-Bay, South Africa, the longest tube in Mundaka, Spain, and the overall Triple Crown winner on the North Shore of Oahu.
Each WTA winner will receive one of Nixon’s finest premier timepieces from their exclusive Elite Class of watches. A custom Nixon Capital Automatic will be adorned with over 1.5 carats of black diamonds and finished off with a custom-engraved caseback making this piece one of Nixon’s most unique and detailed watches to date.