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Surf, eat, sleep, repeat with Nic von Rupp

At TWISPER, the social app with only positive recommendations, we’re super excited about our newest Ambassador, professional big-wave surfer Nic von Rupp.

While he was born and raised in Portugal, Nic’s surfing takes him all over the world. So he’s got a lot of recommendations for amazing places to surf, eat, sleep and drink. Lucky for us, he’s sharing them all on TWISPER!

From vegan food in Ericeira to a skate bar in Bali, keep reading to find Nic von Rupp’s top recommendations for restaurants, hotels and bars around the world…

Where to stay in Portugal’s surf mecca

For ocean views and chilled vibes just steps from the beach in Ericeira, Lapoint Surf Camp is the place to stay. And whether you’re a pro surfer like Nic or a complete beginner, their fun surf courses are an amazing way to practice riding the waves 🌊

Good vibes at Green is Good

Looking for a place to fuel up before a big surfing session? Green is Good, located in the heart of Ericeira’s old town, is a welcoming café with tasty, healthy food. Plenty of veggie and vegan options and fresh juices make this an ideal brunch spot.

Incredible Portuguese food on the beach

This simple wood-paneled beach bar serves up home-cooked Portuguese cuisine from an unbeatable location 🇵🇹 Top tip: head to Bar do Fundo in time to watch an unforgettable sunset over the ocean.

Stay in a surf haven

Not only is Noah Surf House beautifully designed, sustainably run and located on the beach, it’s also a super welcoming place to eat, sleep, drink and surf in Portugal. Whether you’re paddle boarding, doing yoga, trekking or just enjoying a beer on the beach – you’ll be in great company.

Seafood, surf & sunsets

What more do you need after a day on your board than a plate piled high with delicious seafood at Café do Mar? 🦞 This laid-back beach bar is located on the beautifully wild Costa da Caparica, just south of Lisbon.

Hawaiian vibes in France

Don’t get us wrong, we’d love to be surfing in Hawaii. But sometimes you need somewhere closer to home! Head to Makai Beach Food & Bar for poke bowls, fresh salads, tropical juices and cocktails near Plage des Estagnots, one of France’s top surf hotspots.

Surf, golf and more in Hossegor

The super modern Hotel 202 has everything you could possibly need for your surf trip to Hossegor in France. From a welcoming sauna to relax after a long day on the waves to a nearby golf course if you fancy trying a different activity for a change 🏌️

Classic French food in Capbreton

It’s not all surf, surf, surf. You’ve got to eat too 😉 Chez Minus serves up fresh, traditional French cuisine by the port in Capbreton 🇫🇷 They specialize in seafood and sangria, so it’d be rude not to order the moules-frites as Nic recommends. Anyone else getting hungry?

Backyard inspired skate bar

The super cool Pretty Poison bar has a built-in skate pool so you can shred while you’re in Bali. Not a skateboarder? Just grab a drink and enjoy the vibes ✌️

Bali’s favorite beach bar

Don’t miss visiting this Bali beach bar for world-class cuisine and mixology and some of the hottest events on the island. Whether you go for lunch with a view or to a DJ night, The Lawn will quickly become one of your Bali faves 🇮🇩

Be tempted by Tahitian treats

Drooling just reading Nic’s recommendation of Mai Tai Tahitian Kitchen in Bali 🤤 Grab a seat on the terrace overlooking the rice fields in Canggu and make sure to order the incredible fresh fish (don’t worry, vegan options are available too!).

Meet new people in Bali

Who else loves making new friends when they travel? For Nic, surf camps are a great place to meet like-minded people and make great new memories. A relaxed location off the tourist path and traditional Balinese vibes make Rapture Surfcamp Bali Cliff a favorite!

Follow Nic von Rupp on TWISPER for more recommendations

Inspired by Nic’s excellent taste in restaurants, hotels and bars? To discover more of his favorite places to eat, sleep, drink and surf, follow Nic von Rupp on TWISPER.

Now, who else is signing up to one of these surf schools so we can live the incredible surfer life like Nic? 🏄

About the expert

Professional big-wave surfer Nic von Rupp takes you on his trips around the world to show you the best spots to surf, to eat and overall to have fun.

Find him on TWISPER