23 year old William Aliotti hails from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, but currently resides in the Volcom house in France. He has been travelling extensively over the last couple of years, scoring covers and laying down clips from all over the shop, and now he’s gone and joined the Nixon Pro Team.
“Wow, I couldn’t be happier right now!” he said of the announcement. “Nixon has had my back for years, and to get the nod from all these guys whom I have looked up to for so long is a big honor for me. I can’t wait to spend even more time with the crew on the hunt for waves.”
Always up for an adventure to lesser-known surf spots around the world, William has continued to cement his reputation as one of Europe’s best aerial specialists and most dynamic freesurfers, most recently exploring the likes of Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Verde.
Fellow European ripper Marlon Lipke says: “What I really admire about William is that he made a name for himself during a challenging period for surfing as a whole. He showed everyone he’s a fighter and will do anything to live this freesurfer lifestyle we all love”
Aliotti’s arrival in the Pro Team caps an already stellar year for Aliotti following his victory at the Arica Pro Tour in Chile in the summer.
Versatile as you like, he’s repeatedly proven he can turn it on when it matters most, as he did in 2014 when he won the Nixon Surf Challenge in Kamchatka, Russia.
No stranger to hammering out banger video parts and jaw-dropping magazine covers, Aliotti’s surfing has evolved enormously since the early days of warm-water Caribbean waves.
These days, he’s equally at home in big wave conditions, while still remaining the envy of many peers for his aerial prowess. Nixon veteran Gony Zubizarreta commented:
“William was a quiet kid when I first met him, just doing crazy airs the whole time.”
“He’s definitely found his voice since then, and is now tucking into huge, deep barrels all over the world. And of course he’s still flying high, too!”
Franck Corbery, Marketing Director at Nixon Europe, added: “Sometimes decisions are made easy, and this is definitely a case in point – William has been killing it for a good while now.
He’s always been a great fit for Nixon, not just in terms of his incredible versatility in the water, but also for his easy-going character out of it. It’s good to have you onboard, William!”