Niccolò Porcella

Born in Maui, Hawaii, Niccolò Porcella is one of the most versatile athletes in the world of extreme sports. The younger brother of Francisco Porcella managed to excel in three separate disciplines, revolutionising the world of kitesurfing and establishing himself as a reference point in wingsuit flying and surfing. He is also a brand ambassador for several big brands in the sector. As a surfer he has risked his life. In 2015, in Tahiti, he survived one of the biggest wipeouts in surfing history, as he was pulled into the crest of a huge wave but managed to escape unharmed. After a short break following the incident, Porcella began surfing again. He won the 2016 XXL Wipeout award and was one of the nominees for the Biggest Wave awards.