Nixon, the premium Southern California accessories brand, is once again taking over the island of Tavarua in Fiji this month for the second annual Nixon High Tide Hold’Em, with some of action sports’ biggest names in tow. The invitation-only event, taking place February 15-22, gives competitors the opportunity to showcase some of their lesser-known skills in a series of challenges that make good use of all the activities Tavarua has to offer.
Taking advantage of Tavarua’s setting and exclusive access to the world famous waves Cloudbreak and Restaurants, invitees will be put to the test in competitions in poker, ping pong, Guitar Hero, fishing, spear fishing and two separate surf challenges. From the results in these seven events, an overall High Tide Hold’Em champion will be crowned. The format is friendly and informal and every event is peer-judged. Despite the high energy on the island, the Hight Tide Hold’Em provides a solid reprieve from the taxing, high-stress professional contest circuit in addition to bringing athletes from different sports into the mix.
“After last year’s success at the inaugural event, we have been working like crazy with the staff on the island to make this year even better,” explains Nixon’s Sports Marketing Manager Brandon Lillard. “Then again, we will be on Tavarua, and if you can’t have fun there you probably can’t have fun anywhere. We have a few veterans from last year with a solid new crew, so I am excited to see how it all goes down.”
Confirmed attendees for this year’s event include: Romain DeMarchi, Hana Beaman, Claire Bevilacqua, Cheyne Magnusson, Joel Tudor, Dave Rastovich, Dusty Payne, Mike Escamilla, CJ Kanuha, Dylan Graves, Mike Gleason, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Leilani Gryde, Casey Brown, Ricky Whitlock, Joy Bryant and Zach Miller. Last year’s winner, Aamion Goodwin, will return to defend his High Tide Hold’Em title.
For more information, please visit the Nixon website.