Nicolina Schmuck


16 year old Nici is a river surfer from Austria. Aside from shredding inland waves, she’s a passionate environmental advocate and has been concerned with the welfare of the world from a young age. As well as converting to a vegetarian diet, she wanted to help save the planet in terms of surfing. "I noticed how much plastic waste is created by broken fins and then, while looking for a solution to this problem, I came across your recycled fins through Instagram!”

Putting our fins to good use she went on to become vice state champion of the Junior Girls in the Austrian State Championship in 2021, and also made the semi finals in the Open Women’s category at the CitywaveProWorldTour2022 in Regensburg. 

Nici is a girl of many hobbies. When the wave pools are closed you’ll find her skateboarding, and come winter she’s up a mountain skiing and snowboarding. She loves to edit short clips of her surfing, walk her beloved family Labradors, play guitar and take photos. 

Whilst she’s only been surfing for 3 years, the future is bright for this rising star, and we’re stoked to be supporting Nici on her journey of surfing, skating and saving the world. 


Competitions 2022

  • Austrian Championship Riversurfing | 1st place

Nici on Insta