The Nuit de la Glisse is a key event in the extreme sports calendar. La Nuit de la Glisse was created by a group of visionaries at the end of the 1970s, and has contributed to the birth of the true social phenomenon that is extreme sports. For the third year running, TAG Heuer is partnering with this sporting event.
For this 2017 edition, founder and director Thierry Donard has once more scoured the planet to treat spectators to new sights – Hawaii, Cape Verde – as well as the magnificent landscapes of Tahiti and Norway.
This year, fans and the public alike will be able to discover traditional sliding sports such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing and cycling – new to the Nuit de la Glisse – and to enjoy beautiful landscapes in the heart of natural wild surroundings, alongside passionate elite sportsmen and women.
The athletes competing in this third season, all chosen for their human qualities and their thirst for excitement, include Tikanui Smith, Karsten Gefle, Matt Annetts, Wille Lindberg, Mathias Wyss, Hira Teriinatoofa, Davide Carrera, Zane Schweitzer, Matahi Drollet, Antoine Bizet and Marie Moana.
This season, the director decided to focus on the challenges faced by the athletes, and the sacrifices they sometimes have to make when striving for success in a sport they love.