I am Youri Zoon, a Dutch professional kiteboarder. I travel around the world to find the perfect place’s to ride and to compete.
2011 and 2012 World champion
If you want to follow me around the world, check www.yourizoon.com
Youri Zoon grew up in the South West of the Netherlands 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.Ã‚ 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 ™ 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. This year Youri won every single event to date and is in great shape to win the world title. His only wish is compete against Kevin Langeree, recovering from an ACL injury too, and Aaron Hadlow, retired for now, back on tour to prove that he’s the best kiteboarder out there.