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The Art Of Defying Death

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The Art Of Defying Death

The Porcella family ethos: Never pull back. Brothers, Niccolo and Francisco are best known for their wipeouts, which as can be seen above, aren't run of the mill. But the way the two encompass the definition of commitment. And, although their spills are what make headlines, the two brothers live for adrenaline. Their Instagrams (Niccolo, Francisco) are massive waves, base jumping, squirrel suits, kite surfing and more. After Niccolo's wipeout of the year winner at Chopes (2016), we had a discussion the following day but first wished him good health. "Yesterday was an awesome day," he said unphased. "Wipeouts nowadays are more exciting than making the wave, you know? It's not like I want to wipeout," he laughs. "I just want to make the biggest waves and pull into the biggest barrels."