Willem HooftKitesurf / Ambassador
Name: Willem Hooft
Birth date: 15/03/1990
Other Sponsors: Slingshot, Wind Voyager, Ride Engine
Years Kitesurfing: 2
Favourite Discipline: Sit-kitesurfing wave-riding
Home spots: Wijk aan Zee, IJmuiden
Favourite spots? Cape Town, Wijk aan Zee
Favourite quotes: 1) “Life is what you make it”, 2) “No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.” — Maya Mendoza
Results: Demonstration on TT:R World Championships in Italy 2018 and hopeful for 2021 Red Bull King of the Chair in Cape Town.
What inspires you the most? Gratitude towards life. My dreams and intuition.
5 things you can’t live without? Kitesurfing, Freedom, Purpose, Meaning, Travel
What was your childhood ambition? To become a professional sportsman.
Personal summary: Giving motivational and inspirational talks. As an Entrepreneur, I have set up the Willem Hooft Foundation. The Willem Hooft Foundation’s mission is to make sit-kitesurfing more accessible for people with a physical handicap and to increase the popularity of sit-kitesurfing.
Other interests: Skiing, Sailing, Foiling
Connect with Willem via the links below.