The pain of being Porcella - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Here's a vid about paying your dues. Niccolo and Francisco Porcella have seemingly come from nowhere  - Maui via Sardegna if you must know - yet now their names regularly fill the XXL award nominations. Last year Niccolo won the Heaviest Wipeout Award for his Teahupoo drubbing, while Francisco's no shrinking violet either.

As Niccolo said to Stab last year: “Wipeouts nowadays are more exciting than making the wave, you know?”

This clip begins with the brothers taking off together at windblown Peahi, includes Francisco's recent beating at a Maui slab, and finishes with his arse-to-the-glass ride at Mavericks.


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goofyfoot commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 12:13pm

Jeez they have a crack

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stunet commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 12:33pm

Few more stills that could've made the cut:

Niccolo at Teahupoo (Tim Bonython)

Chris Mashburn taking off, Francisco caught inside (Nikki Brooks)

Same wave different angle (Frank Quirarte)


...and the aftermath (Ryan Craig)

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Hako o hakonde ... commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 1:23pm

How's the guy stuck in the lip!! Both of them are in for a beating and could be up to four boards going over in that lip.

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chook commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 1:58pm

well that makes me feel better about the thumping i'm about to get at closeout 5' bronte.

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tonybarber commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 2:38pm

Gotta love his arse-to-the-glass ride at Mavericks.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 6:29pm

Finally someone's got the "Shit-Scared/Leo Wanker/Super Dave Osborne/Rod Kimble" shit down in the surf world. Yew!

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 6:43pm


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simba commented Monday, 13 Feb 2017 at 7:15pm

Nurse!!!!!!!!!!!..............fukkin kidding eh, dosent matter how many times i watch these maniacs it still scares the shit out of me......must have a good insurance policy.


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Eugene Green commented Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 at 10:04pm

It's 2017 bitches! You don't need talent to be famous no more ya'll

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