Nic Von Rupp may not be the world champion but he is rapidly accumulating credits for what is arguably surfing’s most coveted title – the most barreled person on the planet. In recent times Nic has been logging tube time everywhere from Mavericks and Pipe to West Africa and the Indo archipelago. Not to mention the countless amount of time he spends behind the curtain at home in Europe. Heavy slabs, monstrous tunnels, and dreamy coils are all part of his well-rounded resume. Unfortunately, the recent cancellation of the Big Wave Tour as we know it means Nic won't get a chance to utilize his recently claimed slot on the BWT, but you can be pretty sure he will still be roaming the globe, hunting the green room.