Nixon is pleased to announce Dusty Payne as the newest addition to the Nixon Surf Team. Keeping in true Nixon tradition, new riders are only added after a majority vote by the current Nixon Surf Team; a policy that has existed for all of the brands 11 year history.
Hailing from Lahaina, HI, and currently rated 10 in the World Qualifying Series (WQS), Payne is the youngest member of Nixon’s Surf Team and was the first rider added to the team in over two years. In addition to his many recent accomplishments, including runner up at the 2008 Triple Crown of Surfing, winning the Kustom Air Challenge and the Oakley Junior Pro, Payne has been an integral part of the Nixon family for the past two years at the pro team level.
States Nixon Marketing Manager, Mike Murciano, “Dusty is a strong believer in the Nixon motto of ‘team designed, custom built’. He continues to infuse his sense of style into Nixon products and has shown his commitment and love for the brand over and over again. I am excited to have a great friend, as well as one of the best surfers in the world, join our team.”
Currently Payne is on track to make a push for the 2010 WCT and has been diligently filming for Taylor Steele’s new film, Modern Collective.
Payne joins current Nixon Surf Team riders Bruce Irons, Andy Irons, Josh Kerr, Rob Machado, Dean Morrison, Chris, Keith & Dan Malloy and Claire Bevilacqua.
Welcome to the team Dusty!