Nicolas joined the team as an intern in February of 2018, initially beginning his experience in Berlin before transferring to San Francisco in April 2018. Born in Germany, Nicolas has lived in South Africa since his early teenage years and graduated from Varsity College in Cape Town at the end of 2017 with a Bachelor in Business Commerce (Majoring in Finance).
Competing on the professional surfing circuit as an early teen, Nicolas represented Germany at the 2013 ISA Junior World Championship in Nicaragua.