The Unbearable Pain Of Being Porcella

The memorable wipeouts of Francisco and Niccolo

The Porcella brothers, those mirror-footed Maui hellmen, have torn down and reassembled our idea of the unthinkable wipeout. A flying drop-kick into a Jaws lip? A faceplant at Nazaré? An airlift into the ribcage of grinding Teahupoo? Been there, done all of that. These guys have courage burned into their DNA, and so long as they pop out of the whitewash in two Porcella pieces, they’ll readily paddle into the next 40-foot set, sometimes alone, and sometimes together, two brotherly chargers digging claw marks as they scratch for the horizon.