Photo courtesy of Nike 6.0

One of the most promising surfing talents in Europe, the German Nicolau Von Rupp has signed with the Nike 6.0 team. After graduating from school this year, the 18-year-old German surfer is ready to take his surfing to the next level. Growing up in Portugal like German compatriot and WCT competitor Marlon Lipke, his goals for 2009 include “[competing] in the ASP Pro Juniors in Europe and hopefully getting some good results at the World Qualifying Series (WQS) in order to make it onto the WCT." With his happy-go-lucky, rock n' roll personality to stand him in good stead, Von Rupp joins other Nike 6.0 team riders Charly Martin, Naum Ildefonse, Hector Menendez, Lyndon Wake and Toby Donachie.