Aaron Gold, Jamie Mitchell, Niccolo Porcella & Coco Nogales on board
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 May, 2016 - Sticky Bumps has made a push recently into the big-wave arena by signing on a handful of big-wave surfers from across the globe. The new, official crew includes: Aaron Gold, Jamie Mitchell, Niccolo Porcella and Coco Nogales.
Aaron Gold is a big wave surfer from Hilo, Hawaii. He now lives on the North Shore with his wife and two daughters. He grew up surfing with his father and uncles, learning from a young age what it is to be a waterman and surfing Waimea for the first time at age 12.
Arguably one of the best big wave surfers in the water, Aaron has goals of winning The Eddie and joining the Big Wave World Tour. We are stoked to have him on our Sticky Bumps Team and to help support him and his dreams in the small ways we can!
Aaron recently (January 2016) paddled into the biggest wave on record, receiving a WSL Big Wave Paddle Award for the feat. The 63 foot wave was his first wave of that session at Jaws.
Two of the world’s best big wave surfers, Jamie Mitchell and Coco Nogales, are also on board with Sticky Bumps. Both have been using Sticky Bumps for years, but just recently joined the family and are official brand representatives. These men paddle out on the scariest of days, choosing only the biggest of waves to ride.
For years, Niccolo Porcella has used Sticky Bumps as his go-to surf wax, trusting us to keep him stuck during his surf sessions and some of the largest waves on the planet. Now, Niccolo is officially joining. Born in Hawaii but raised in Sardegna, Italy, Niccolo enjoys big wave surfing and other adrenalin inducing activities, like skydiving and cliff jumping.
Niccolo has recently hit the news with his Teahupoo wipe out. Porcella said when he miraculously resurfaced, he spat blood “a couple of times” and incredulously went back out to catch another wave.
“The best day of my life was marrying my wife, but this, for sure, was second best. I’m coming back every year,” he told Surfing Life. Check out the video below of the wipe out. Porcella won the Wipeout Award at the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards