The Prince of Portugal : Nic Von Rupp

The Endless Winter is a movie dedicated to exploring Western Europe’s best waves and best surfers.

So far, they’ve released episodes featuring Mundaka and Portugal. The Portugal one is especially interesting.

One story from the region is of shaper Nick Uricchio, a Californian transplant who moved to Ereceira just after the Portuguese revolution. He initially went to Portugal to find a place “like California, before everyone got there.” He started building boards to scrape together some cash, and ended up creating an empire. Now, many professional European surfers ride his crafts.

For stories like this and more, see the video above.