Nic joins Fanning, Dorian & Machado on team
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 February, 2014 - Carlsbad - There aren't many surfers that can jump into any lineup and charge the way that Nic von Rupp can. Hailed as one of the best tuberiders and performance surfers to ever come out of Europe, Nic brings both a fearless and competitive approach in all wave conditions. Dragon Alliance is proud to announce Nic von Rupp as a new member of its family of athletes.
"I am very excited to join a brand that is committed, not only to the overall sport, but also to the well-being of its athletes. I am really looking forward to the years ahead with a Dragon sticker on my board," states Nic on his recent addition to the team.
Nic, who is of German-descent and was born and raised in Portugal, is no stranger to the global surf scene. Shortly after finishing school, Nic went on a terror chasing down huge swells and a string of successful contest results. After a big win at the 2013 Pawa Tube Fest in Mexico, Nic has shown no signs of slowing down. Already in 2014, Nic has nabbed a few magazine covers, global media exposure and some of the larger set waves in both Hawaii and Europe.
"We couldn't be happier to welcome Nic to the team. He is an amazing talent and is always determined push himself in the most critical situations, making him an ideal fit for the Dragon brand," explains Brian Green, Dragon's Surf Marketing Manager.
Nic will continue his 2014 campaign wearing Dragon's new line of floatable sunglasses, which launched in 2013. The Dragon H20 Floatable Collection employs a specially formulated injected frame and Performance Polar Lens that stays afloat in the ocean, pool, or lake. They are available in all your favorite frames, including The Jam, Vantage, and Double Dos.
Joining the Dragon family, Nic will be part of one of the most elite surf teams in the world, consisting of current World Champion Mick Fanning and World Tour standouts Owen Wright and Ace Buchan, along with surf icons Shane Dorian and Rob Machado.