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29 years old

Niccolo Porcella was born in Maui, Hawaii on December 2, 1987. He 

spent his childhood growing up between the island of Maui and the Italian island, Sardegna. Speaking five languages, Niccolo spends the winters in Hawaii kitesurfing and big wave riding, and the summers throughout Europe wing suit flying and base jumping.

Originally a waterman, he has pushed the kiting sport in both the wakeboard style and surfing strapless style. On January 4th, 2012 Niccolo rode the largest kiting wave in history at Peahi, Jaws in the most critical sections, making a huge statement for the sport of kitesurfing. He has become an international sensation not only in the US, but also in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.

His love of gymnastics, cliff diving and martial arts have advanced his skills in each extreme sport he accomplishes. 

Skydiving and Wingsuit base terrain flying are Niccolo's newest passions. Starring in the realty tv show, 'Lift Off', Niccolo partners up with professioanl wing suit pilot Jokke Sommer, flying cliffs and big wave surfing throughout the world. 

Niccolo has been towing and paddling big waves such as Peahi, Jaws since 2008. This April he won the World Surf League wipe out of the year award and was also nominated for the WSL XXL Biggest Wave award at Peahi.

Niccolos primary goal is to inspire and motivate. He lives a life of pure passion sharing positive energy wherever he goes.


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Big Wave Kiteboarding at Jaws | In the Zone

If you already thought kiteboarding was an insane sport, wait until you see what Jesse Richman has been up to... Kiteboarding some of the biggest waves at Jaws!

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Teahupo’o, Du Ciel - Drone video

A awesome drone video about le incredible wave of teahupoo Filmed by Eric Sterman & Brent Bielmann Produced by Peter Taras Edited by Sean Benik Music by Brigitte Fontaine "Le Goudron" Surfers: Matahi Drollet Koa Rothman Nathan Florence Oliver Kurtz Russel Bierke Jamie O'Brien Niccolo Porcella


The pain of being Porcella

This video is about The pain of being Francisco Porcella

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2016 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Nominees Group Clip - WSL Big Wave Awards

All five nominees for the 2016 TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year Award are presented in a single clip for your review. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Matt Becker at Maverick's, Pedro Calado at Puerto Escondido, Tom Dosland at Jaws, Garrett McNamara at Maverick's and Niccolo Porcella at Teahupoo. Video by Dan Norkunas, Daniel Balbuena, Bruno Lemos, Chris WIlson and Tim Pruvost. The TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year is a category at the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards. For more information and to watch the live webcast of the show on April 23, see

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All water sports at Jaws (Maui) - December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015 Peahi (Jaws) Maui multisport sessions Maui's finest watermen including Kai Lenny, Jesse Richman, Robby Naish, the Porcella brothers, take on Jaws with all their know how. Windsurf, kite surf, tow in, SUP and all while Dan maneuvers his Hughes 500D like a DJI Phantom to get the shot nobody else dares to get. Available now at

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UNITE - Team of Legends

Our squad recently traveled to Tarifa to unify and get to know each other a little more. Wainman Hawaii presents a Light Bros Creative film, directed by Matthias Winkenstern & Forest Bakker, starring Niccolo Porcella, Alvaro Onieva, Forest Bakker & Franz Olry. Shot in Tarifa, Spain. Aerials by Sebastian Lang Filmed by Forest Bakker Nick Hall Matthias Winkenstern Colour Grading by Matthias Winkenstern Sound Design by Forest Bakker

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Dream Indo Session - Kitesurf

"Indonesia Bali has been a long time coming dream come true! I've been training and visualizing this trip, these waves for years and it and it fainally all came together delivering what my experience has been some of the best deepest longest barrels on a kite... I hope you guys can get inspired and feel the energy and love i felt in these special moments:)! Many more to come enjoy and much love from your devoted Niccolo Porcella" Find latest news, updates about Wainman Hawaii kites, boards and other products @

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