Youri Zoon is an icon in kitesurfing. He has won multiple world championships and is a true powerhouse in the sport.
2x World Champion
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 VKWC (formerly known as PKRA).
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 championship, putting a stop to any doubt held by others on his level. Youri went on to win World Title in 2011 and 2012 and continues to be at the pinnacle of the sport around the world.