Here’s an epic 30 minute short featuring Nic Von Rupp circumnavigating some of Europe’s best surfing regions by train.
“I grew up listening to elders talking about their journeys through Europe,” he explained to Surfline of the initial idea. “Journeys that took months. Journeys where you took time to bond. But I come from a generation where that culture was long lost. A generation where fast, low-cost airlines have taken over. People from my generation want to experience everything at once. Don’t get me wrong 00 it’s awesome to be able to on the in the four corners of the world in less then a week, but you gotta be able to turn that fast-forward mode off as well in order to really embrace the places you go to. Trains do that to you. They dictate your tempo. They shape your path. You meet people you wouldn’t normally meet. You see places that roads wouldn’t lead you to. And you get to actually sit back and enjoy the scenery.”
Surfing highlights include mind-boggling sessions from around Ireland, feat cameos from Mick Fanning, Tom Lowe and more, a couple of crazy waves in Scandinavia and some outrageous kegs at home in Portugal.