Cheyne magnusson : photo courtesy Nixon
Nixon High Tide Hold'Em
15 - 22 February 2008
Cheyne Magnusson crowned overall winner at Nixon High Tide Hold'Em in Tavarua, Fiji
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 February, 2008 : - - Encinitas, Ca -- The Nixon High Tide HoldEm is an invitation-only event which pits some of action sports biggest names against each other in a series of friendly competitions ranging from poker to ping-pong, Guitar Hero to fishing and spear fishing along with two separate surf challenges.
The format of The High Tide HoldEm is friendly and informal and every event is peer-judged. The High Tide HoldEm gives invitees the opportunity to showcase some of their talents in a variety of challenges that are not exclusive to surfing.
Maui's Cheyne Magnusson earned the overall winning title at this years event by consistently placing in the top three winner slots in three out of seven of the weeks events. Said Cheyne of his first time participating in the High Tide Hold'Em: "I am so psyched to have been a part of this years event.
The main objective was to have fun and that took the pressure off! Being here was more like a vacation with your friends than a high-pressure contest." Cheyne walked away with an armful of prizes which included a Mac i-book, an Olympus waterproof digital camera, a custom Riffe spear-gun and an invitation to next years High Tide HoldEm event.
Casey Brown, Dusty Payne & friends : photo courtesy Nixon
The most competitive of the weeks events was the surf contest, which was won by Carlsbad's Ricky Whitlock. During his week in Tavarua, Ricky consistently charged the hardest and was the most enthusiastic in the water, earning him the respect and votes of fellow participants at the event.
Nipping at his heels for the top surfing title was Hawaii's Casey Brown who nearly took the first place honors but missed out by only a handful of votes. Last years High Tide Hold'Em overall winner, Amion Goodwin, and Cheyne Magnusson tied for third place and rounded out the remaining slots for this competition.
"Winning this one event was way better than winning any other surf contest I have been in, explains an enthusiastic Ricky after having won the surf title. I loved being a part of this trip!"
2008 High Tide Hold'Em Events and Winners
The 2008 Nixon High Tide HoldEm roster included Romain DeMarchi, Hana Beaman, Claire Bevilacqua, Cheyne Magnusson, Dusty Payne, Casey Brown, Ricky Whitlock, Dylan Graves, Mike Gleason, CJ Kanuha, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Leilani Gryde,, Mike Escamilla, Zach Miller, Joy Bryant, Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson.
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