Gimme the Lodown — One Last Time!

Long gone. Long gone are the holidays, long gone the gifts. But we’ve got one more present to unwrap — a Nixon Limited Edition Hawaii Lodown tide watch, an instant sell-out that was available only (and briefly) in the 50th state.


Want it? Caption contest. Put on your clever cap and check this photo of Nixon team rider Dusty Payne, on the beach before his Round 3 Pipe Masters heat against Mick Fanning — you know, the one where Dusty went from combo land to win with a 9.87 literally as time expired. Dusty needed to win to requalify for the 2011 tour. Mick had to win to stay in the Triple Crown race. And we all know how that ended.


You know the game — best caption wins. Make us laugh, clap and cry.


We’re sending away Lodown No. 3 to the best caption we collect by week’s end (Friday, January 7). Here’s how you can share your razor wit:

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Email your caption to stuart at

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Tweet us your caption @surfingmagazine

Engraved band — SHOOTS!

Proceeds from the sale of the watch went to support the Defend Oahu Coalition — a passion project for Nixon team rider Mark Cunningham.

Special engraved caseback — U NO DAT!


Pony up, Wordsworth — this is so easy a surf mag editor could do it.