Francisco Porcella

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Birthday
1, 1986
Birthplace
Italy
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1986 (age 32)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Professional Italian surfer who is known for competing in the World Surf League. He is known for having earned sponsorship from Country Builders Hawaii, Dakine, and GoPro. He also shares photos and short clips of him surfing through Instagram for his over 60,000 followers. 

Before Fame

With a focus on football early on, at thirteen the Hawaiian Quicksilver team came to Sardegna and inspired him to pursue a career in surfing. Beginning with windsurfing and earning sponsorship early on, he went on to pursue big wave surfing. In 2010, he earned his first nomination for the XXL Biggest Wave Award which helped launch his professional career. 

Trivia

In 2017, he won the World Surf League's Biggest Wave Award. That same year he was also nominated for Performance of the Year and Ride of the Year, the first for an Italian Athlete. 

Family Life

He was born in New York City, but raised in Sardegna, Italy. At the age of fourteen, he then moved to Maui with his family. 

Associated With

He posted a photo with social media stars Giaro Giarratana and Anastasia Kuzmina to his Instagram in June of 2018.