MAUI | 2004
I arrived in Maui for the first time in August 2004. All I knew was that I was going to hang out and photograph some of the youngest and talented surfers around. In particular Niccolo Porcella and his brother Francisco. It was a beautiful moment but lasted longer than life. I returned to Hawaii every year since then. Today Niccolo and Francisco are both award winners. In 2016 Niccolo survived an insane jaws wipeout and won the TAG Heuer Wipeout of the year WSL Big Wave. Francisco was awarded the Biggest Wave Price for the same competition. These are some of the photographs of the young Francisco and Niccolo and the people around them.