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Slabs, Trains and Barrels with Nic Von Rupp


From high views of The Cliffs in Ireland, the waves never look that scary. But after an hour of technical hiking down to the water and then another half hour paddling out, it’s a whole ‘nother story out there. The place is big, dangerous and unpredictable. But after all that investment, there’s no turning back.

And maybe that’s how Portuguese slab-hunter Nic Von Rupp felt when he first dreamed up his Rail Road project. Staring down from the heights of the concept thinking, “Yeah, let’s take trains everywhere. It’ll be so much better than driving.”

Two years later and a…


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