The World Champ, Youri Zoon is the next generation kiteboarder, and he is on a mission for world domination! During last years PKRA, Youri won every event except 1. He landed the 1st 900 in a contest and followed shortly by landing the 1st Kiteloop 900 ever! So is he unstoppable… well it certainly looks that way. Dirty Habits was lucky enough to hang out Youri this summer in Cape Town, while he was filming a big movie with Nick Jacobsen and Kevin Langeree. So what’s on everyone’s mind after dominating the world tour? Well, the same thing that’s on ours: What Next?
Next Trip: Venezuela for a Demo tour with Slingshot and Brunotti then loads of traveling this summer,
Next contest: PKRA Morocco.
Next movie we’ll see you in:
Mmm… good one, we are working on a big project that will be out mid May.
In about 3 hours haha… Now at Paris CDG airport and flying to Malaga and tomorrow to Venezuela.
Next big trick:
I hope i can go for the 1080 but it’s very hard! but nothing is impossible.
Next song on your playlist:
J-zay & kanye west- Paris
Next big purchase:
A car or a house. It still depends on some things
Next Gadget you’ll buy:
When i am back home (Brouwersdam, Netherlands)
Airline Lounge food
Really wanted to get something nice and fast.
In 2 days Venezuela
Don’t even wanna think about toys… i wanna buy everything!!
Next visit to Cape Town:
Next winter Bru. When the time is right.
Date of Birth : Dec-14-1989
Website : www.yourizoon.com
Twitter : twitter.com/yourizoon
Sponsors : Slingshot, Brunotti, Javra Software, Koraal.org, Mystic,
Here is some more info about Youri taken from the PKRA website
Youri Zoon grew up in Holland and has been an extreme sports addict from a young age. BMX, Windsurfing, Motocross you name it, Youri has not just done it but pushed it to the limit. At age 13, Youri decided to focus exclusively on kiteboarding by joining the PKRA. 5 years ago he completed his debut year with an impressive 3rd place finish in 2006.
Being one of the most powerful riders on the circuit can bring with it misfortunes. In 2007 and 2008 he was seriously injured when he ripped his ACL twice and had to stop kiting for those seasons. He came back in 2009 more motivated than ever and became PKRA Vice World Champion for his first year back on the PKRA, putting a stop to any doubt held by others on his level.
Youri’s style is unique and it showed when he was one of the first to push for combos, doing one trick after an other and successfully managing four in a row at the start of his heats. His only wish is compete against Kevin Langeree, recovering from an ACL injury, and Aaron Hadlow retired for now, back on tour to prove that he’s the best kiteboarder out there.