Best Kiteboarding team riders Youri Zoon Gisela Pulido Change Video

In order to become a World Champion, Best team riders Youri Zoon, Gisela Pulido and Michael Schitzhofer always have to adapt to changes to make this dream a reality. The GP kite is choice to dominate the competition, for more information check it out atbestkiteboarding.com/en/gp-v3.

Special thanks to those involved with all their help and support to make this happen! Location scouting and kite safaris provided bybigblueunlimited.com, Turks and Caicos. Film and edit by Miguel Willis, miguelwillis.com. If you are looking for a great place to learn kiteboarding, visit this island and Kite Provo for all your lesson needs! kiteprovo.com, Competition shots provided by Seventh Frame.

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First

The last day of the waiting period of the Marsala Freestyle World Cup brought light winds and a beautiful closing ceremony.  The skippers meeting started at twelve o’clock with the intentions of finishing the single elimination and starting the double.  The wind never came up, but the afternoon was pleasant and the award ceremony was started at 5.  Gisela won her second consecutive event and took the points lead on the tour and Youri Zoon and Alex Pastor shared the first place.

 

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First podium gorls

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First podium gorls

The event had two great days of wind and when the spot was on, it was amazing.  The flat waters of the lagoon of Stagnone, with its constant wind, make it a perfect freestyle spot.  We saw many amazing tricks like the blind judge 5, 317, KGB 5 and many more flawlessly executed handle passes.  Liam Whaley had the highest heat total(38.39) and score for a single trick BJ5(8.53). We can say that the conditions along with the best freestylers in the world made the sport look amazing.

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First

“I am very happy to finish on the podium, this was my goal for the year and hope to make many more” – Christophe Tack

The atmosphere at the event site was great for the whole week, with many activities being offered to the riders and spectators.  The evening party at the Floria Winery was amazing, with DJ’s and a great dinner.  The Italian culture and lifestyle goes perfectly with a high performance kite event.  All the riders were stocked about the conditions; they just wished they would have had a chance to come back in the double.

“I am very happy to win on my 13m kite, I am more used to the Tarifa winds, I am also happy to take the points lead and will not face Bruna in the semifinal next event”- Gisela Pulido

 

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First action

Kiteboard World tour Sicilia Italia Pulido wins, Pastor and Zoon Share First action

 

The next freestyle event will be in Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany on July 12, 2013.  The race for first place for the women is heating up again, between Gisela and Karolina.  Alex pastor has been dominating this year, he has not lost a heat in 2013, will someone be able to challenge him? Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Results:

Women

  1. Gisela Pulido(ESP)
  2. Karolina Winkoska(POL)
  3. Bruna Kajiya(BRA)
  4. Annabel Van Weterop(ARU)

Men

  1. Alex Pastor(ESP)
  2. Youri Zoon(NED)
  3. Christophe Tack(BL)
  4. Marc Jacobs(NZL)

Youri Zoon Kiteboardind video FORWARD – Chapter 2 – Focus

In the second chapter of FORWARD, Youri Zoon is back on on track and shows the local kinds in Cape Town that kiteboarding is fun.
Even with the title in his pocket, he is still searching for new possibilities to defend his world title. These new tactics bring great opportunities, but sometimes even bigger risks. Youri has to decide: is this the time to take a leap into something new? Is he willing to open himself to a new way of kiteboarding to push his riding to a higher level?

PKRA footage courtesy of Seventh Frame (7f.tv)
Thumbnail photo by ydwer.com

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA

Continuing in the expectation of great things to come, the Grand Opening Ceremony here in Hainan Island, China, kicked off this special PKRA tour stop with much fanfare and attention. The ceremony included many distinguished guests from the government and community, as well as all the riders and PKRA organization.  Opening with dancing, drums, and music, the afternoon was marked by a welcoming ambience and anticipatory feel.

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA

Fans gathered around in much delight as the biggest names in kiteboarding threw down their best maneauvers, while many competitors seemed to enjoy the foreign feel of yet another exotic PKRA tour stop. All in all, the day was a great precursor to the action that is just around the corner. The anticipation and competitive spirit only grows with every hour that passes.

 

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA Action

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA Action

In terms of the all important weather, clouds stuck around just long enough to make an obvious departure around noon, a signal which seemed to cue the riders onto the water for some much-needed training and warm-up sessions.

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA Action palm

china kiteboarding Opening Ceremonies on the South China Sea PKRA Action palm

Later in the day, the opening ceremony attendees watched on as the riders went out on their larger kites, putting on a light wind spectacle for all to see. Even the racers got out for some practice runs before returning back to the hotels, hot tubs, and restaurants within the city.

For tomorrow, wind is expected to be fairly light at 10-14 knots.  The race director will make the call as to whether conditions are contestable for the first day of competition, either for race, freestyle, or both disciplines.

 

 

 

 

Youri Zoon Neretva Croatia 2012 Demo Days

Youri Zoon, Dutch professional kiteboarder and current world champion in kiteboarding was in Croatia for Slingshot Slovenia Demo Days this summer. It was a pleasure to meet him at Neretva Kiteboarding Center on the Neretva river at the Adriatic sea, one of the best kiteboarding spots in the world.

Our first feature short movie is a tribute to Youri Zoon and kiteboarding culture in Croatia, Slovenia and the world. Featured are also Mija Lorbek and Soni Makarovic of Kaikala Kiteboarding and Daniel Therrien of Kiteboard.com . Let it take you straight into summer!!

Youri Zoon KITEBOARD.COM Rider profile

Rider profile KITEBOARD.COM Youri Zoon 

Youri Zoon PKRA Canaries island

Youri Zoon PKRA Canaries island

rider Name :youri zoon

nick name  :sloeri

Country origin : holland

Kiteboard kitesurf favorite destination : South africa (capetown)

Future Goals in the kiteboarding world : winning several world title,s

Favorite wave spot: South africa 

Other  interests : Windsurfing, wakeboarding, photography , cars

Mac or Pc :  Mac

Music : ben howard at the moments 

Favorite trick :blind judge 7

Website : https://yourizoon.com

https://twitter.com/youri zoon

www.facebook.com/youri zoon kiteboarding

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youri zoon slingshoot brunotti mystic javra coraal

 

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Youri Zoon Men's health

Youri Zoon Men's health