ENCINITAS, CA – The third stop of the Nixon WTA is set to take place at the Billabong Pro in Mundaka, Euskadi, on October 1-14, 2007.
The Nixon WTA Mundaka presents competitors with the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind customized Nixon Capital Automatic watch valued at over $10,000 for the Longest Tube surfed in competition. Winners will follow in the footsteps of Manoa Drollet and Kelly Slater who won for the Heaviest Wave in Teahupoo and Highest Heat Score in J-Bay, respectively.
“Nixon has a special connection to the Basque country with its invitational Surf Challenge in San Sebastian each September,” explains Nixon Europe’s Team Manager Jan Holzer. “Now with the WTA in Mundaka, a truly mystical place that turns out one of the longest barrels on the planet, Nixon is giving the surfers something interesting as a sort of high roller side-bet.” With the potential for some of the most exciting tubes on tour, all of which can be viewed via live webcast at billabongpro.com, it is going to get really interesting in Mundaka.
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 2 carats of white diamonds and finished off with a custom-engraved case back, making this piece one of Nixon’s most unique and detailed watches to date.
For more information visit www.nixonnow.com