Surfer who found acclaim after a massive wipeout in 2015 in Tahiti on the Teahupoo. Surfer Magazine questioned if it was The Worst Wipeout Ever? in an article released the week of the accident.
He was born in Maui, raised in Italy, and then convinced his parents to move back to Maui so he could be a professional kite surfer, all at 12 years old.
He tried cliff diving, acrobatics, and skydiving before riding Jaws at 17 and committing to surfing after that. He has 50,000 followers on his niccolo_porcella Instagram account.
He married Jamie Elizabeth Adele Porcella in 2014.
He and surfer Monyca Eleogram are both from Maui.