Parko Wins Third Nixon WTA Triple Crown

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ENCINITAS, CA-Joel Parkinson conquers the Vans Triple Crown of Surf, making him a 3x Winner of The Nixon WTA Triple Crown.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event which awards custom, limited edition Nixon timepieces at three stops along the ASP World Tour. The three WTA challenges included: highest heat score at 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 Haleiwa event marked the 1st stop of the Vans Triple Crown and saw classic conditions and some of the best surf overall in the three events. Parkinson won the first competition in Haleiwa and later secured a quarterfinal finish at the Sunset event. He then went on to secure a round three finish at the Pipe contest, further illustrating his prowess in the ASP on the North Shore across all three spots of the Triple Crown.

This years 2010 Nixon WTA Overall Triple Crown Winner watch features an all black ceramic, custom, 51-30 valued at over $10,000 USD. This one-of-a-kind watch features the Hawaiian flag at the 12 o’clock hour, a diamond-encrusted bezel with 72 diamonds and 16 diamonds at the hour indices. To make it even more memorable, the case back is custom engraved commemorating the event.

Video content of each of the Nixon WTA Triple Crown contenders is available to watch at triplecrownofsurfing.com.

Previous Nixon WTA Triple Crown Winners have included:

Joel Parkinson (2008 and 2009)
Bede Durbidge (2007)

About the Nixon WTA

Now in its fourth consecutive year, The Nixon WTA is a winner-takes-all event which awards custom, limited edition Nixon timepieces at three stops along the ASP World Tour. The three WTA challenges include: highest heat score at 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.

About Nixon

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 45 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.