I finished school claiming I wanted to proceed with my surfing career, but all my peers and family always tore that dream down saying “There is no way to making a living on surfing. ” Surfing wasn’t recognized as a credible sport in Portugal around this time, unlike Hawaii or California.
Plus, seven different surf spots around the Ericeira surf zone have collectively been appointed a World Surfing Reserve, the only one in Europe so far.
For me, it’s the perfect balance between the intense capital city life of Lisbon and the laid-back beach vibe.
But it can quickly change its happy face into a barreling monster when the ten to twelve feet swells and clean offshore winds start hitting the coast. I also enjoy surfing spots closer to the city.
When it comes down to surfing – my German roots helped me become dedicated and willing to succeed, and it was my Portuguese background that predestined my deep love for the sport and my lifestyle.
In Hawaii, the surfing world’s ultimate proving ground for aspiring professionals, Nic spent a whole decade trying to score the perfect Pipeline wave.
The North Shore is a really small place, it’s like a surfing stadium.
One of his main focuses is competitive surfing and his dream to qualify for the World Championship Tour.
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